Wondering how to use Kenmore ice maker or how it works? This guide details how to use the ice maker and get the most out of it.
How to Use Kenmore Ice Maker
To use a Kenmore refrigerator ice maker, ensure there is water going to the refrigerator from the main source. The waterline must be straight and not twisted so water can flow freely. Also, the line should have no ice fragment and must not be frozen.
Take a look at the water supply valve under the sink and the water inlet valve at the bottom back of the refrigerator. Both valves must be fully open to supply the ice maker with water. Turn them counterclockwise to ensure they are open.
Now, allow the ice maker to fill with water and run the normal ice making cycle. Depending on the size of the ice mold, the ice maker may produce 8-12 cubes of ice in one cycle. Within 24 hours, the ice maker will make between 100 and 130 cubes of ice. This is the case if the temperature is between 0 degrees and 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ensure the ice bucket sits fully under the ice maker and hits the back. Otherwise, the ice maker won’t work. Also, make sure the power switch is on; if the ice maker does not have a switch, move the arm down to start ice production.
Once the ice maker runs a full cycle, it will eject the ice cubes into the ice bucket automatically. Don’t pry the cubes loose with any sharp object even if the ice maker does not eject the cubes. Doing this may damage the machine.
If the refrigerator is newly installed, the ice maker needs time to cool and make ice. So, it may take up to 24 hours for the first ice batch to be produced. Even then, throw the batch out and do the same to the next two batches. The ice won’t be consumable as the lines will need cleaning and flushing to remove impurities.
Maintaining the ice maker keeps it in top shape. Therefore, clean the ice maker when it is dirty, and wash the ice bucket regularly. Don’t remove the ice maker and immerse it in water; simply wipe it down using warm water, mild soap, and a soft cloth. It helps to keep the ice maker from getting damaged.
If you find that your Kenmore ice maker is no longer working in this manner, contact Kenmore, report the issue, and request service.
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