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Maytag MTB1452VRW00 Use & Care Manual page 11

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The temperature control is located at the top of the refrigerator
It controls the temperature in both the refrigerator
and freezer compartments.
For your convenience, the Temperature Control is preset at the
factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that the
control is still preset to the mid-setting as shown.
NOTE: To turn your refrigerator off, turn the refrigerator control to
the word OFF or until the word OFF appears. Your product will not
cool when the refrigerator control is set to OFR
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
To turn the ice maker ON, simply lower the wire shutoff arm.
To manually turn the ice maker OFF, lift the wire shutoff arm to the
OFF (arm up) position and listen for the click.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is made,
the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes will
raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position. Do not
force the wire shutoff arm up or down.
Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food
into the refrigerator.
If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely,
your food may spoil. Adjusting the Refrigerator and Freezer
Controls to a higher (colder) than recommended
setting will
not cool the compartments
any faster.
The mid-setting
indicated in the previous section should be
correct for normal household usage. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not blocked.
If you need to adjust temperatures,
use the settings listed in the
chart below as a guide. Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments and then recheck the temperatures.
REFRIGERATOR section too warm
- Door opened often, large amount
of food added or room
Control one setting
temperature very warm
FREEZER section too warm/ice not
made fast enough
- Door opened often, or large
amount of food added or very cold
room temperature (can't cycle
often enough)
- Heavy ice usage
Adjust FREEZER or
one setting higher
REFRIGERATOR section too cold
- Controls not set correctly for your
Control one setting
FREEZER section too cold
Adjust FREEZER or
- Controls not set correctly for your
one setting lower
Ice Production
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.
For maximum ice production
(on some models), push the
switch to ICE PLUS. The ice maker should produce 16 to
20 batches of ice in a 24-hour period in the Ice Plus mode.
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 container and the dispenser
Do not store anything on top of or in the ice maker or ice bin.