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Ice Production Rate
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
The ice maker should produce approximately
8 to 12 batches
of ice in a 24-hour period.
To increase ice production,
lower the freezer and refrigerator
temperature. See "Using the Controls." Wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the
water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals
(such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to
poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well
Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bin. This
can cause damage to the ice bin and dispenser mechanism.
Do not store anything on top of the ice maker or in the ice
storage bin.
After connecting the refrigerator to a water source, flush the
water system. Press the Water button on the dispenser control
panel. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the
dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds.
Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow,
continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever
(5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) for an additional 2 minutes. This
will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system.
Additional flushing may be required in some households. As
air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the
NOTE: After five minutes of continuous dispensing, the
dispenser will stop dispensing water to avoid flooding. To
continue dispensing, remove the container and press the
dispensing lever again.
Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill
water. Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
Dispense Ice and Water
Cut Hazard
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing
Failure to do so can result
in cuts.
1. Select water or cubed ice by pressing the corresponding
button on the dispenser control panel. A light above the
button indicates your selection.
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Press a sturdy container against the dispenser lever.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the
lever in order to activate the dispenser. Pressing hard will not
make the water or ice dispense faster or in greater quantities.
3. Remove the container to stop dispensing.
Dispenser Light
The dispenser lights are LEDs which should not need to be
When you use the dispenser, the lever will automatically turn
the light on. If you want the light to be on continuously, you
may choose either On or Auto.
Auto: The dispenser light will illuminate at half-power when the
light sensor detects the light levels in the room are low. To turn the
dispenser light on, press the Light button. The Auto indicator light
will illuminate.
On: For continuous light, press the Light button a second time.
The On indicator light will illuminate.
Off: To turn the dispenser light off, press the Light button a third

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