For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This
may cause a slight delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from crushed to cubed, a few ounces of crushed
ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
To Dispense Ice:
1. Make sure the desired type of ice is selected. To switch
between cubed and crushed, press ICE TYPE.
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice.
Failure to do so can result in cuts.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the
glass close to the dispenser opening so ice does not fall
outside of the glass.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the
lever in order to activate the ice dispenser. Pressing hard will
not make the ice dispense faster or in greater quantities.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Ice may continue to dispense for up to 10 seconds
after removing the glass from the lever. The dispenser may
continue to make noise for a few seconds after dispensing.
The Dispenser Light
When you use the dispenser, the light will automatically turn on.
If you want the light to be on continuously, you may choose either
ON or DIM. The display screen indicates which mode is selected.
ON: Press LIGHT to turn the dispenser light on.
DIM: Press LIGHT a second time to select DIM mode. The
dispenser light will remain on, but at a lower intensity.
OFF: Press LIGHT a third time to turn the dispenser light off.
The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed. If it
appears that your dispenser lights are not working, see
"Troubleshooting" for more information.
The Dispenser Lock
The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid
unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.
NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the refrigerator,
to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the
controls and dispenser levers. To turn off the ice maker, see "Ice
Maker and Storage Bin."
Press and hold LOCK for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser.
Press and hold LOCK a second time to unlock the dispenser.
The display screen indicates when the dispenser is locked.
Water Filtration System
The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the
Water Filter Status Light
When a water filter has been installed in the refrigerator, the water
filter status lights help you know when to change your water filter.
The water filter status icon will change from Normal (blue
water) to Order (red waves) and "Order Filter" (orange) when
90% of the volume of water for which the filter is rated has
passed through the filter OR 5 months have passed since the
filter was installed.
The "Replace Filter" (red) icon illuminates and blinks
continuously during dispensing when the rated volume of
water has passed through the filter OR 6 months have passed
since the filter was installed. A new water filter should be
installed immediately when the Replace light is illuminated.
After 14 days at Replace Filter stage, the "Replace Filter" and
"water" icons will glow (red) at all times and blink
continuously during dispensing. Also, an alert chime will
sound three times following dispensing.
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.
Reset Water Filter Status
After changing the water filter, reset the water filter status. On the
display screen, press and hold FILTER RESET for 3 seconds. The
status light will change from Replace Filter (red) to Normal (white
waves and water drop) when the system is reset.
Replacing the Water Filter
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.