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Icemaker - New Installation

If your ice maker is new and you are waiting for the first cubes to be made, the following points are important:

  • Icemaker will NOT start immediately after being plugged in. Mold temperature must reach approximately 15 degrees before a cycle is initiated. To be safe, it is best to wait at least 24 hours. If the icemaker was installed but the water line was not added until later, once the water and icemaker is turned on the icemaker will cycle within a few minutes and fill and process its first cubes in about 1 1/2 hrs.


  • The icemaker is dependant upon the temperature in the freezer. So, the speed at which the icemaker produces ice is governed by the freezer dial setting.


  • Air trapped in the inlet water supply will often cause the first water fill cycle to be low. If this happens it would not be uncommon for the icemaker to advance through 2 cycles trying to fill. The second fill may overflow slightly. This should be considered a one time normal occurance.

  • Obviously, the icemaker must be plugged in. It plugs in directly under the icemaker on the left rear wall. In dispenser models, the cord is in the same place, however, the ice bucket will have to be pulled out.

    Note: There is a cover over the icemaker receptacle. It gives the appearance of a two prong receptacle. Please be sure to take the cover off before trying to plug in the icemaker cord for the first time.


  • There must be a food load in the fresh food and freezer or temperatures will not drop sufficiently to cycle the icemaker.


  • Rear air vent in TMNF must be pointed "DOWN" so the air will blow directly over the water in mold.


  • If the "NO-ICE" condition has recently developed on an older installation or is slow in starting in a new model, please try putting 4 oz. of water in the icemaker mold and wait 2 hrs. and see if cubes have kicked out. If so, there may be a water distribution problem to the icemaker.
    Note: New ice icemakers take 4 ozs.