KitchenAid ABL2527FES12 User Instructions page 13

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Hissing/Rattling
- flow of refrigerant, movement of water
lines, or from items placed on top of the refrigerator
Sizzling/Gurgling
- water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle
Popping
- contraction/expansion
of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down
Water running - may be heard when water melts during the
defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan
Creaking/Cracking
- occurs as ice is being ejected from the
ice maker mold.
The doors
will not close completely
Door blocked
open? Move food packages away from door.
Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct
position.
The doors
are difficult
to open
Explosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and contact surfaces
with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.
Temperature
is too warm
New installation?
Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
Door(s} opened often or left open? Allows warm air to enter
refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully
closed.
Large load of food added? Allow several hours for
refrigerator to return to normal temperature.
Controls
set correctly
for the surrounding
conditions?
Adjust the controls a setting colder. Check temperature in
24 hours. See "Using the Controls."
There is interior
moisture
buildup
NOTE: Some moisture buildup is normal.
Humid room? Contributes to moisture buildup.
Door(s} opened often or left open? Allows humid air to enter
refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully
closed.
The ice maker is not producing
ice or not enough ice
Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position.
New installation?
Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production.
Freezer door closed completely?
Firmly close the freezer
compartment
door. If the freezer compartment
door will not
close all the way, see "The doors will not close completely."
Large amount of ice recently
removed?
Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice.
Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
Water filter installed
on the refrigerator?
Remove filter and
operate ice maker. If ice volume improves, then the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected
to
your cold water supply?
This can decrease water pressure.
See "Water Supply Requirements."
The ice cubes are hollow or small
NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure.
Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff
valve fully open.
Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
Water filter installed
on the refrigerator?
Remove filter and
operate ice maker. If ice quality improves, then the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
Reverse osmosis
water filtration
system connected
to
your cold water supply?
This can decrease water pressure.
See "Water Supply Requirements."
Questions
remain regarding
water pressure?
Call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
Off-taste,
odor or gray color in the ice
New plumbing
connections?
New plumbing connections
can cause discolored or off-flavored
ice.
Ice stored too long? Discard ice. Wash ice bin. Allow
24 hours for ice maker to make new ice.
Odor transfer from food? Use airtight, moisture proof
packaging to store food.
Are there minerals
(such as sulfur) in the wate_
A water
filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
Water filter installed
on the refrigerator?
Gray or dark
discoloration
in ice indicates that the water filtration system
needs additional flushing. Flush the water system before using
a new water filter. Replace water filter when indicated. See
"Water Filtration System."
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