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NOTE: The tray can be removed from the dispenser and
carried to the sink to be emptied or cleaned. Pull the tray out
until it hits the stop, then gently lift up on the back of the tray
and slide it out the rest of the way.
Remove the glass OR release the button to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Ice may continue to dispense for up to 10 seconds
after removing the glass from the pad or releasing the button.
The dispenser may continue to make noise for a few seconds
after dispensing.
A. Pull-out tray
Ice Dispenser
Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer when
the dispenser pad is pressed. The dispensing system will not
operate when the refrigerator door is open. To turn off the ice
maker, see "Ice Maker and Storage Bin."
Your ice maker can produce crushed and cubed ice. Before
dispensing ice, press ICE on the display screen to select which
type of ice you would like to dispense.
The display screen indicates which type of ice is selected.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This
may cause a slight delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from crushed to cubed, a few ounces of crushed
ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
To Dispense
1. Select the desired type of ice.
Cut Hazard
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing
Failure to do so can result in cuts.
Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser pad OR place
the glass below the ice dispenser and press the ice dispenser
Hold the glass close to the dispenser opening so ice does not
fall outside of the glass.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the
pad or button in order to activate the ice dispenser. Pressing
hard will not make the ice dispense faster or in greater
Dispenser Light
When you use the dispenser, the light will automatically turn on.
If you want the light to be on continuously, press LIGHT on the
display screen to toggle between the ON and OFF settings. The
display screen indicates which mode is selected.
ON: The dispenser light will remain on at a consistent brightness.
OFF: The dispenser light will remain off except when dispensing
water or ice.
The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed. If it
appears that your dispenser lights are not working, see
for more information.
Dispenser Lock
The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid
unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.
NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the refrigerator,
to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the
dispenser controls and levers. To turn off the ice maker, see "Ice
Maker and Storage Bin."
To lock the dispenser, press OPTIONS, then LOCK, then YES.
The display screen will confirm when the dispenser is locked.
To unlock the dispenser, press OPTIONS, then LOCK, then
YES. The display screen will confirm when the dispenser is
Power Outage Indicator (on some models)
The power outage indicator lets you know if the power supply to
your refrigerator is cut off for more than 1 hour.
When power is restored, a power outage alert will appear on the
display screen. The display shows how long the refrigerator was
without power, using exact times if the clock has been set.
When the indicator is on, all other dispenser functions are
disabled. To use the dispenser, you must reset the power outage
Press RESET on the display screen, then press YES to
confirm that you want to reset the indicator.
From the Home screen, you can view the power outage history for
the refrigerator. Press OPTIONS, then OUTAGE.
The ice maker and storage bin are located in the upper left-hand
side of the refrigerator compartment.
IMPORTANT: Flush the water system before turning on the ice
maker. See "Water and Ice Dispensers."
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. When the ice maker is
on, sensors will automatically stop ice production when the
storage bin is full. The ice maker will remain set to ON, and ice
production will resume when the bin is no longer full.
To manually turn off the ice maker, press OPTIONS on the display
screen, then ICE MAKER. On the next screen, press ICE MAKER
again to toggle between ON and OFE When the ice maker is set
to OFF, it will stop producing ice.

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