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ICE AND WATER
DISPENSER
FEATURES
The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model.
To operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing paddle
as far up as possible to catch all ice. To stop dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle. Do not remove the
glass until the ice has completely dispensed. (Complete instructions for the dispenser operation are attached to the inside
of the freezer door.)
How the Water Dispenser
Works
The water tank, located behind the drawers in the refrigerator compartment, automatically fills as water is dispensed. For
proper dispenser operation, the recommended supply water pressure should fall between 20 psi and 100 psi.
After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about
11/_minutes
after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass. Continue flushing the system
for 3 minutes to rid the tank and plumbing connections of any impurities. The water dispenser has a built in shutoff device
that will stop the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. Simply release the dispenser paddle to reset the shutoff
mechanism.
Hew the Ice Dispenser
Works
The ice maker and container are located in the top of the freezer compartment. After the
refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can begin
making ice within 24 hours. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice maker to cycle two
or three times before making a full tray of ice. To begin ice production, lower the wire signal
arm to the "down" or ON position. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the
ice container. The ice maker turns off automatically when the ice container becomes full. To
stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks, and locks in the "up" or OFF
position.
Because of new plumbing connections, the first production of ice cubes may be discolored
or have an odd flavor. These should be discarded until the cubes made are free of discoloration
and taste.
ICE DISPENSER
TIPS
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.
If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
Motor running
Running water
Ice dropping into ice container
Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.
Water valve opening or closing
If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the
Ice loosening from tray
water supply valve to the closed position.
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