The ice making system and the air cooled condenser need to be
cleaned regularly for the ice maker to operate at peak efciency and
to avoid 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 maintain the nish. Do
not use abrasive cleaners on enamel surfaces as they may scratch the
nish. 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. Do not use chlorine bleach on the stainless steel
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 9 months.
NOTE: Use one 16 oz (473 mL) bottle of approved ice maker cleaner.
To order, see “Accessories.”
1. Press the ON/OFF button.
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 drain
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 approved ice maker cleaner.
6. Pour one bottle of solution into the water pan. Fill the bottle twice
with tap water and pour it into the water pan.
7. Press the CLEAN button. See “Using the Controls.” The Clean
button will blink, indicating that the cleaning cycle is in process.
When the “Cleaning Complete” light is illuminated (approximately
70 minutes), the cleaning cycle is complete. During the cleaning
cycle, the system will both clean and rinse itself.
8. After the cleaning cycle is complete, remove the drain cap from
the water pan. Look for any cleaning solution left in the water pan.
If cleaning solution drains from the water pan, you should run
the clean cycle again. Be sure to rell the water pan with cleaner
before starting the clean cycle again. Be sure to 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
NOTE: Severe scale buildup may require repeated cleaning with a
fresh quantity of cleaning solution.
9. Press the ON/OFF button to resume ice production.
A Dirty or Clogged Condenser
■ Obstructs proper airow.
■ Reduces ice making capacity.
■ Causes higher than recommended operating temperatures which
may lead to component failure.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2. Remove the 2 screws in the lower access panel and the 2 screws
from the base grille area of the front panel support.
3. Pull the bottom forward and then pull down to remove the lower
4. Remove dirt and lint from the condenser ns and the unit
compartment with a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner.
5. Replace the lower access panel using the 4 screws.
6. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
A. Water pan
B. Drain cap
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before cleaning.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
15" (38.1 cm) models
18" (45.7 cm) models
A. Lower access panel screws
B. Base grille screws
CARING FOR YOUR ICE MAKER