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and Replacing
Ice Storage Bin
To Remove the Ice Storage Bin:
NOTE: It is not necessary to turn off the ice maker when removing
the storage bin.
1. Pull the handle to unlock the ice storage bin.
2. Hold both sides of the ice storage bin, tilt the bin forward and
lift slightly to remove.
To Replace the Ice Storage Bin:
IMPORTANT: The ice storage bin must be locked in place for
proper ice dispensing.
1. Replace the ice storage bin on the door.
2. Pivot the bin so that it is firmly in place, and push back to
assure that it is secure.
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
40 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.
The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the
refrigerator compartment.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
filterable cysts.
IMPORTANT: The disposable water filter should be replaced at
least every 6 months. If the water flow to the water dispenser or
ice maker decreases noticeably before 6 months have passed,
replace the water filter more often.
Replacing the Water Filter
To purchase a replacement water filter, Part Number
UKFS001AXX, contact your dealer or call 1-877-232-6771
in the
U.S.A. or 1-800-807-6777
in Canada.
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in the water system may cause water
and filter to eject. Always dispense water for at least 2 minutes
before removing the filter or blue bypass cap.
1. To access the filter, press upward on the ribbed section of the
water filter cover.
2. Turn filter counterclockwise
to remove.
3. Remove sealing label from replacement filter and insert the
filter end into the filter head.
4. Turn the filter clockwise until it stops. Snap the filter cover
5. Flush the water system. See "Water and Ice Dispensers."
NOTE: The dispenser feature may be used without a water filter
installed. Your water will not be filtered. If this option is chosen,
replace the filter with the blue bypass cap.
The water filter status light will help you know when to change
your water filter. When the water filter status display changes from
"NORMAL" to "ORDER," this tells you that it is almost time to
replace the water filter. Replace the disposable water filter when
the water filter status display changes to "REPLACE." The
REPLACE (red) icon will blink and an alert beep will sound one
time after water is dispensed.
If water flow to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases
noticeably, change the filter sooner. The disposable water filter
should be replaced at least every 6 months depending on your
water quality and usage. To change the filter, see "Water Filtration
NORMAL (green)
New filter installed
ORDER (yellow)
Order filter
Replace water filter
when water flow decreases
After changing the water filter, reset the status light. On the display
screen, press OPTIONS, then WATER FILTER, then RESET, then
YES. The status light will change from REPLACE (red) to NORMAL
(green) when the system is reset.
Use nonflammable
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid odor
buildup. Wipe up spills immediately.
Because air circulates between both sections, any odors
formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid
odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays,
scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes,
detergents, nail polish remover, bleaches or
cleansers containing petroleum products. Do not use paper
towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools that may
scratch or damage the materials.

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