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Ice Maker And Storage Bin - KitchenAid 2318583 Use And Care Manual

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The Ice Dispenser
The dispensing system will not operate when the freezer door is
open. Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer
when the dispenser lever is pressed.
NOTE: Some models dispense both cubed and crushed ice.
Before dispensing ice, select which type of ice you prefer.
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. If the ice storage bin is located on the door, remove the
temporary shield from underneath the ice storage bin. See

"Ice Maker and Storage Bin."

2. Press the button to select the desired type of ice.
Cut Hazard
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice.
Failure to do so can result in cuts.
3. 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.
4. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
The Dispenser Light
Style 1: The dispenser light can be turned on by pressing the ON
Style 2: When you use the dispenser, the lever will automatically
turn the light on. If you want the light to be on continuously, you
may choose either ON or NIGHT LIGHT.
ON: Press the LIGHT button to turn on the dispenser light.
NIGHT LIGHT: Press the LIGHT button a second time to select
the Night Light. The dispenser light will automatically adjust to
become brighter as the room brightens, dimmer as the room
OFF: Press the LIGHT button a third time to turn off the dispenser
The dispenser lights are LEDs which should not need to be
changed. If it appears that your dispenser lights are not working,
be sure that the light sensor is not blocked (in Night Light mode).
See "Troubleshooting" for more information.
The Dispenser Lock (on some models)
Your dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to prevent
unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.
NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the product, to
the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the
dispenser levers. The ice and water dispensers will not work.
Style 1: Press the LOCK button to lock the dispenser. Press the
UNLOCK button to unlock the dispenser.
Style 2: Press and hold the LOCK OUT button to lock the
dispenser. Press and hold the LOCK OUT button a second time to
unlock the dispenser.
Ice Maker and Storage Bin
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
The On/Off switch is located on the top right-hand side of the
freezer compartment.
To turn on the ice maker, slide the control to the ON (left) position.
To manually turn off the ice maker, slide the control to the OFF
(right) position.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. The ice maker
sensors will automatically stop ice production, but the control will
remain in the ON (left) position.
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
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 storage
bin. This can cause damage to the ice container and the
dispenser mechanism.
Do not store anything on top of or in the ice maker or storage
Removing and Replacing Ice Storage Bin
1. Hold the base of the storage bin with both hands and press
the release button to lift the storage bin up and out.
NOTE: It is not necessary to turn the ice maker control to the
OFF (right) position when removing the storage bin. The
sensor cover ("flipper door") on the left wall of the freezer
stops the ice maker from producing ice if the door is open or
the storage bin is removed.
2. Replace the storage bin on the door and push down to make
sure it is securely in place.


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