The Ice Making Process
1. Water is constantly circulated over a freezing plate. As the
water freezes into ice, the minerals in the water are rejected.
This produces a clear sheet of ice with a low mineral content.
2. When the desired thickness is reached, the ice sheet is
released and slides onto a cutter grid. The grid divides the
sheet into individual cubes.
3. The water containing the rejected minerals is drained after
each freezing cycle.
4. Fresh water enters the machine for the next ice making cycle.
5. Cubes fall into the storage bin. When the bin is full, the ice
maker shuts off automatically and restarts when more ice is
needed. The ice bin is not refrigerated and some melting will
occur. The amount of melting varies with room temperature.
NOTE: As the room and water temperatures vary, so will the
amount of ice produced and stored. This means that higher
operating temperatures result in reduced ice production.
Using the Controls
1. To start the normal ice making cycle, select ON.
2. To stop ice maker operation, select OFF.
NOTE: The CLEAN setting is used whenever solutions are
circulated through the ice maker for cleaning. Only the water
pump and compressor operate at this setting. See the "Cleaning"
ICE MAKER CARE
The ice making system and the air cooled condenser need to be
cleaned regularly for the ice maker to operate at peak efficiency
and to prevent premature failure of system components. See the
"Ice Maker System" and the "Condenser" sections.
Wash the exterior enamel surfaces and gaskets with warm water
and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry. Regular use of a good
household appliance cleaner and wax will help protect the finish.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on enamel surfaces as they may
scratch the finish.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a clean sponge or
soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Ice Maker System
Minerals that are removed from water during the freezing cycle
will eventually form a hard scaly deposit in the water system.
Cleaning the system regularly helps remove the mineral scale
buildup. How often you need to clean the system depends upon
how hard your water is. With hard water of 15 to 20 grains/gal. (4
to 5 grains/liter), you may need to clean the system as often as
every 6 months.
NOTE: Use one 16 oz (473 mL) bottle of NU-CALGON* Nickel
Safe Ice Machine Cleaner. To order, call 1-800-442-9991 and ask
for Part Number 8171307. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
1. Push the selector switch to OFF.
2. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the ice to fall into the storage bin.
Remove all ice from the storage bin.
3. Unscrew the drain cap from the bottom of the water pan
located inside the storage bin as shown. Allow the water to
4. Replace the drain cap securely on the water pan. If the drain
cap is loose, water will empty from the water pan and you will
have either thin ice or no ice.
5. Read and follow all handling information on the cleaner bottle
before completing the steps below. Use one 16 oz (473 mL)
bottle of NU-CALGON* Nickel Safe Ice Machine Cleaner.
*Nu-Calgon is a trademark of Calgon Corporation.