AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER (CONTINUED)
Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the ice maker may
be a sign that your water filter needs changing. If you
have a side mounted ice maker you may also experience
hollow cubes partially frozen cubes with water inside. When
these cubes are harvested, they break open and spill water
over the other ice cubes in the ice container, forming a
solid mass of ice. As the water filter nears the end of its
useful life and becomes clogged with particles, less water is
delivered to the ice maker during each cycle. The ice maker
can’t fill every cube in the ice maker mold, leading to small
cubes or chips that can get caught between the ice ejector
blades and the stripper. Remember, if your ice maker is
jamming with small ice cubes or it’s been six months or
longer since you last changed your water filter replace the
water filter with a new one. Poor quality household water
may require the filter to be changed more frequently.
Ice Maker/Dispenser Tips
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd
flavor. Empty the ice container as explained below.
• Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a water
supply or the water supply is turned off, turn Off
the ice maker.
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is
best to get cubes directly from the ice container.
• The following sounds are normal when the ice
maker is operating:
– Motor running
– Ice dropping into ice container
– Water valve opening or closing
– Ice loosening from tray
– Running water
• When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping
or clicking sound when the ice chute opens and
• Turn Off the ice maker when cleaning the freezer
and during vacations.
– If you turn Off the ice maker for a long period of
time, you should also turn off the water supply
Chemicals from a malfunctioning water softener
can damage the ice maker. If the water supply to
your refrigerator is softened, be sure the softener is
maintained to work properly.
Cleaning the Ice Maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn Off the ice maker.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild
detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not use harsh
or abrasive cleaners.
4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing
in the freezer.
5 Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf and
the freezer door chute.
6 Replace the ice bin. Turn On the ice maker to
resume ice production.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
• An extended power failure (one hour or longer)
causes ice cubes in the ice storage bin to melt and
freeze together, jamming the dispenser mechanism.
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice
cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the
Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen the
cubes or clean as explained above.
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to
break up the ice. This could damage the ice storage bin
and dispenser mechanism.
When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO NOT rotate
the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally
rotated, you must realign the auger by turning it in 90
degree turns (see below) until the ice bin fits into place
with the drive mechanism. If the auger is not properly
aligned when replacing the ice bin, the refrigerator will
only dispense Crushed Ice. The freezer door may also not
close properly causing warm air to leak into the freezer.
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