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Ice Service; Turning Yout Ice Maker On And Off; Ice Maker Tips - Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, it will provide a sufficient
supply of ice for normal use. During the initial startup of your refrigerator,
however, no ice will be produced during the first 24 hours of operation. Automatic
ice makers are also optional accessories that may be installed in most models
at any time. Call your local dealer for information.
After the plumbing connections have been completed, the water supply valve
must be opened. Place the ice container under the ice maker, pushing it as far
back as possible. Lower the wire signal arm to its "down" or ON position. New
plumbing connections
may cause the first production of ice cubes to be
discolored or have an odd flavor. These first cubes should be discarded until
the cubes produced are free of discoloration and taste.
To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the
"up" or OFF position. The ice maker also turns off automatically when the ice
container is full. If your model has an adjustable freezer shelf, place the shelf
in the lower position,
so that the wire signal arm will hit the ice when the
container is full.
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Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal arm is
in its "down" or ON position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.
Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.
Keep the wire signal arm in its "up" or OFF position until the refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever
the water supply is turned off.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
Motor running
Ice loosening from tray
Ice dropping into ice container
Running water
Water valve opening or closing
Wash the ice container in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse well and dry.
Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.
If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the water supply valve to the closed position.

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