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Removing the ice maker bin
Remove, empty, and clean the bin:
• if the ice dispenser has not been or will not be used for a
week or more;
• if a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt and freeze
• if the ice dispenser is not used regularly.
To remove the bin
1.Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and slide it to
the rear.
2.Lift the signal arm to the OFF position. Ice can still be
dispensed, but no more will be made.
3.Lift the front of the bin and pull it out.
4.Empty the bin. Use warm or lukewarm water to melt the ice
if necessary. Do not use sharp tools to break up the ice in the
bin. This can damage the bin and the dispenser mechanism.
5.Wash following the instructions given under chapter
"Maintenance and Cleaning". Rinse well. Do not use abrasive
cleaners or solvents.
6.When putting the bin back, make sure it is pushed all the way
in. Push the signal arm down to the ON position to restart ice
cubes production.
NOTE: Do not turn the ice maker on until it is connected to the
water supply.
• It is normal for ice cubes to be attached by a corner. They
will break apart easily.
• The ice maker will not operate until the freezer compartment
is cold enough to make ice. This can take overnight.
• If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice is needed,
set the refrigerator thermostat on a higher number. Wait a
day and, if necessary, set the freezer compartment
thermostat knob on "4/5."
• Good water quality is important for good ice quality. Water
softener chemicals such as salt can damage the ice maker and
lead to poor quality ice.

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