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Common Ice Maker/Dispenser Problems; Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool ED22ZR Use & Care Manual

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Common
ice maker/dispenser
problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Dispenser
won't work.
Freezer door open.
Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in bin.
Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together.
SOLUTION
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Close the freezer door.
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Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
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Use only ice crescents
from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes
separated,
and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
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Dump old ice and make new supply.
Dispenser
Ice dispenser bar held in too
stops working.
long.
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Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to
reset.
. Large amounts of ice should be taken from the
bin, not through
the dispenser.
Off-taste
or
odor in ice.
Ice attracts airborne odors;
old ice.
Water quality.
Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker.
New ice maker.
Sounds you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn't. Because the sounds are new to
you, you might be concerned about them. Don't
be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can
make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator's
fan motor and
moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may
hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after
it stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
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trickling
water
. thud (clatter of ice)
Because your refrigerator has an ice maker, you
may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
Dump old ice and make new supply; store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See page 15.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart
on page 14.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook-up. (See back of
refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few loads of ice from a new ice maker
may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make
new supply.
Running
sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
Clean the condenser coils regularly.
Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything
out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won't have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don't
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them,
that's cold enough.
Keep the Exterior Moisture Control in the OFF
position unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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