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Water And Ice Dispensers - Whirlpool Bottom Mount Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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1. Slide the ice bin into the guide rails located on either side of
the enclosure.
2. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise the front
slightly and push the ice bin in until an audible "click" is heard.
A. Auger driver
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 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.
NOTE: Setting the freezer to a colder temperature may make
some foods, such as ice cream, harder.
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 in the ice storage bin.

Water and Ice Dispensers

The display screen on the dispenser control panel will turn off
automatically and enter "sleep" mode when the control
buttons and dispenser levers have not been used for
2 minutes or more. While in "sleep" mode, the first press of a
control button will only reactivate the display screen, without
changing any settings. After reactivation, changes to any
settings can then be made. If no changes are made within
2 minutes, the display will re-enter "sleep" mode.
The dispensing system will not operate when the refrigerator
door is open.
Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Maintenance
IMPORTANT: Failure to follow the instructions regarding sanitizing
can compromise the hygienic safety of the water dispensed.
When using the refrigerator for the first time, and each time
the water filter is changed, flush the water system. Discard the
first 15 litres of water, equivalent to 6 to 7 minutes of
dispensing (not necessarily consecutive, but before initial
consumption) and discard the ice produced in the first
24 hours.
If the water dispenser has not been used for more than
5 days, it is advisable to clean the circuit and run off the first
litre of water.
Clean the ice bin regularly using only drinking water for
cleaning the ice bin.
The water filter must be changed when indicated on the
control panel or when the ice/water dispenser has not been
used for more than 30 days.
With each water filter replacement, sanitise the ice and /or
water dispensing system using a food grade disinfectant (with
sodium hypochlorite), which does not alter the characteristics
of the materials, or use the "Sanitising Kit" available from the
After-Sales Service. Rinse with at least 2 litres of water before
Only original spare parts supplied by the manufacturer should
be used when replacing components in the ice and water
Flushing the Water System
1. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water
dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds.
Repeat until water begins to flow.
2. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing
the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total
15 litres has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter
and water dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for
use. Additional flushing may be required in some households.
As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the
The Water Dispenser
IMPORTANT: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a
fresh supply.
To Dispense Water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser lever.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
The Ice Dispenser
Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer when
the dispenser lever is pressed. To turn off the ice maker, see "Ice
Maker and Storage Bin."
Your ice maker can produce both crushed and cubed ice. Before
dispensing ice, select which type of ice you prefer by pressing the
ICE TYPE button.
The display screen indicates which type of ice is selected.