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Operating
the
Ice and
Water
Dispenser
WATER LINE
TO THE
ICE MAKER
HOW THE WATER DISPENSER
WORKS
This water is cooled in the water reser-
voir. Some water remains in the water
line to the dispenser, causing the first
glass of water to be somewhat warmer
than the following glasses.
Ice Dispenser
To operate apply pressure against the
dispenser bar with a glass or other con-
tainer. This activates the ice auger and
ice wheel which automatically delivers
ice to the glass.
Release pressure on the dispenser
bar before glass is full. Do not re-
move the glass until the last of the
cubes fall.
Normal Operation. Allow 4 to 12 hours
after installation for the first ice harvest.
The time required will depend on the
freezer temperature and the amount of
food in the unit.
The ice storage bin takes about three or
four days to fill, depending on how often
you use it. At first, your family will be
using it quite frequently
To help meet this demand, you can
speed ice production by turning the
freezer control to a colder setting.
For best overall operation of the
unit, be sure to return the freezer
control to its previous position as
soon as possible.
If you use very little ice over a period of
a week or so -- or if you use none at all
for that period -- the ice cubes may
freeze into a solid mass and the unit will
not dispense ice. You must then remove
the ice bin (follow instructions on next
page), thaw the ice, and throw it away
Overload. If you hold the dispenser bar
in the ON position for approximately 4-5
minutes, the dispenser motor may trip
out on overload. This could occur if you
were trying to fill a large container with
ice. The overload will reset automatically
in approximately 3 minutes, after which
ice can again be dispensed.
IMPORTANT! UNDER NO CIRCUM-
STANCE SHOULD YOU USE AN ICE
PICK OR SIMILAR SHARP INSTRU-
MENT TO BREAK THE ICE. To do this
could cause damage to the ice bin and/
or ice auger.
How
the Ice Dispenser
Works
Safety. All the ice making and dispens-
ing mechanisms are enclosed within
their own compartment for safety and
for maximum storage space in the
freezer section.
Whenever the freezer door isopened,
the ice dispenser mechanism is inter-
rupted. This prevents the dispensing of
ice and also insures that you can ser-
vice the ice bucket safely
Water is automatically measured into
the ice maker. When the water freezes,
a sensor initiates the ejector blades that
dump the cubes into the U-shaped har-
vester bin, where they are held in stor-
age for delivery. When you push the
dispenser bar, a large auger gently, but
firmly, moves cubes from the bin. See
Figure 14A.

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