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Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine User Manual

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Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine

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Thank you for bringing Frigidaire into your home! We see your purchase as the beginning of a long relationship together. This manual is your resource for the use and care of your product. Please read it before using your appliance. Keep it handy for quick reference. If something doesn’t seem right, the troubleshooting section will help you with common issues. FAQs, helpful tips and videos, cleaning products, and kitchen and home accessories
are available at www.frigidaire.com.

When you unpack your ice maker, you may find a small amount of water inside. Your unit is brand new. Please follow the initial preparation and cleaning instructions as detailed in the User Guide before using your new
icemaker. Any water you may find is from the standard quality control testing that all of our ice makers undergo as part of the manufacturing process.

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Installation Checklist

  • Doors
    Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
  • Leveling
    The cabinet is set solid on all corners
  • Electrical Power
    House power turned on
  • Ice Maker
    • House water supply connected to ice maker
    • No water leaks present at all connections – recheck in 24 hours
    • Ice maker is turned ON
    • The ice & water dispenser operates correctly
  • Final Checks
    Shipping material removed


Please read all instructions before using this appliance.

Safety Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you of potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation, or maintenance information that is important but not hazard-related.

Child Safety
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the Ice Maker is unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads,
plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.

Safety Instructions

  • DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards.
  • Avoid contact with any moving parts of the automatic ice maker.
  • Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.


This appliance must be plugged into at least a 15 AMP 110-115 VOLT 60 Hz GROUNDED OUTLET. This appliance must be grounded. It is equipped with a 3-wire cord having a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.

Improper use of grounded wire can result in the risk of electric shock. Consult a physician if necessary. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature by modifying the plug.

Avoid the use of an extension cord because it may overheat and cause a risk of fire. However, if it is necessary to use an extension cord:

  • Use only 3-wire extension cords with a 3-blade grounding plug.
  • The marked rating of an extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of this appliance.
  • It should be positioned such that it does not drape over the counter or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children intentionally. Attempting any maintenance or cleaning:
    To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply or disconnect the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching on the circuit breaker before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.

NOTE: Pressing the Power ON/OFF button to an off position does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.


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  1. Cover
  2. Control Panel
    • Add Water Indicator Light
    • Ice Full Indicator Light
    • Power Indicator Light
    • On/OFF Button
    • ‘S ’ Small Ice Size Indicator Light
    • ‘L’ Large Ice Size Indicator Light
    • Select Button – to choose ice size
  3. Ice Basket
  4. Water Reservoir (below Ice Basket)
  5. Ice Shovel and Evaporator Fingers (behind Ice Shovel)
  6. Air Outlet
  7. Drain Plug
  8. Ice Scoop


This portable ice maker uses a fully automatic control system, with an advanced microcomputer for easy and convenient ice-making. Making ice is simple and fast. Just add water, plug into an outlet, and press the ON button.  you can select one of the two ice cube sizes with the touch of a button. When first turning on the unit or during icemaking cycles, the compressor will stay idle for 3 minutes, while energizing. There are warning indicators that alert you to fill the water when the reservoir is empty and to remove ice when the storage basket is full. The ice maker also has built-in safeguards that can limit accidental damage, automatically shutting down the system when necessary.

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Please read carefully.

  1. The incline angle of the ice maker cabinet should not exceed 45-degree angle during transportation or use. Do not turn the ice maker upside down. Doing so could cause the compressor or refrigerating system to operate incorrectly. When the ice maker is moved or transported, please allow time for the fluids in the compressor to settle. Before using the ice maker for the first time, please wait 2 hours after the unit has been leveled and positioned in its proper place.
  2. Please ensure the ice maker is level and on a stable table or platform to avoid malfunction.
  3. The machine must be placed on a dry and level surface with sufficient ventilation, far from heat sources such as ovens, heaters, and corrosive gases. Leave an 8-inch clearance on all sides of the ice maker for proper ventilation.
  4. Do not fill the water reservoir with hot water. This may damage the ice maker. It is best to fill the water reservoir with water at room temperature or lower.


  1. Ensure that the Drain Plug underneath the front of the unit is closed and the Water Tube Screen is in place.
  2. Plug the Ice Maker into the wall outlet and the green power indicator light will blink (approximately every 5 seconds).
  3. Open the Cover and remove the Ice Basket.
  4. Fill the Water Reservoir.
    NOTE: Do not fill above the MAX water level mark at the back of the Water Reservoir.
  5. Replace the Ice Basket and close the Cover.
  6. Press the Power Button and the green indicator light will remain on. To change between either the small or large ice size, press the Select Button until the light is lit up beside the desired ice size.
  7. The first ice making cycle will last approximately 8 – 13 minutes depending on the ice size that is selected. The ice-making cycle starts with water being pumped into the Water Tray situated below the Evaporator Fingers. Over the next 8 – 13 minutes ice forms on the Evaporator Fingers. Once this has been completed, the Ice Tray will tilt backward and the remaining water in the Ice Tray will be drained back into the Water Reservoir. The ice cubes are then dropped from the Evaporator Fingers and pushed forward into the Ice Basket by the Ice Shovel. The Ice Tray will automatically move back into position under the Evaporator Fingers and start the next cycle.
  8. The ‘Ice Full’ LED light will light up when the ice basket is full and the Ice Maker will stop the ice-making cycle automatically. Gently remove the ice from the Ice Basket with the Ice Scoop. Once the Ice Basket has been emptied and the Cover closed, the Ice Maker will restart its ice-making function automatically.
    IMPORTANT: Wait 3 minutes then press the Power Button to restart the ice-making function.
  9. The ‘Add Water’ LED light will light up when there is no more water in the Water Reservoir and the ice-making cycle will stop automatically. Press the Power Button once (the Power Button will flash every 5 seconds). Remove the Ice Basket and add water to the Water Reservoir.
    NOTE: Do not fill above the MAX water level mark at the back of the Water Reservoir. Replace the Ice Basket and close the Cover.
    IMPORTANT: Wait 3 minutes then press the Power Button to restart the ice-making function.
  10. When you have finished making ice, transfer the ice to a freezer.
    NOTE: The ice will last in the Ice Maker for up to 18 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. Stop the ice-making cycle by pressing the Power Button. Unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Open the Cover allow the Ice Maker to reach room temperature and follow the directions in the Care and Cleaning section.

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  1. Stop the Ice Making Cycle by pressing the Power Button and the green LED light will go out. Unplug the Ice Maker from the wall outlet. Allow the unit to warm up to room temperature.
  2. If the Water Tray is not in the vertical position behind the Evaporator Fingers, gently push the Water Tray back so that all water drains into the Water Reservoir.
  3. Open the Drain Plug to drain out excess water.
  4. Remove the Ice Basket.
  5. Remove the Water Tube Screen and rinse under running water.
  6. Clean the Ice Maker interior with a soft cloth dampened in warm water and vinegar. Rinse with a clean damp cloth.
  7. Replace the Drain Plug and the Water Tube Screen. Wash the Ice Basket and Ice Scoop in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.
  8. Clean the exterior of the Ice Maker with a soft damp cloth. Use a mild dishwashing soap, if necessary.
  9. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not clean the Evaporator Fingers.





indicator light turns on.


Low water level or lack of water.


Add water and the icemaker will operate automatically.


There is no indication on the control panel.


Disconnection of the plug.


Check that the plug is plugged into the electrical outlet.


“Ice Full” and “Add Water” indicators light up simultaneously.


Electrical Power Surge or There may be air in the lines or the lines are blocked. The water tank

cannot detect water levels.

Turn off the icemaker, pull out the electric plug, fill it with water if needed, replace the plug, and then restart the unit. or


Inspect relative parts; remove the drain cap on the back of the unit and drain out a small amount of water. Replace the drain cap and attempt to use the unit again.


Check if ice is blocking the ice pusher. Turn off the unit; let the ice melt and restart.


The “Ice Full” indicator light is on.


The ice basket is full.


Remove ice from the ice storage basket to make more.


The unit does not operate.


Power is not being supplied to the unit.

The ambient temperature or the water temperature is too high.

Plug the unit into a standard 110/120 Volt, 60 Hertz power source. Please run the icemaker in temperatures below 90°F and/or pour colder water into the water reservoir.


Ice blockage. No ice is being made.


Making ice takes too much time.

Turn off the machine. Start the machine after the ice block melts. Or change the size selector to small ice cubes.
The icemaking cycle seems normal but no ice is produced. There is refrigerant leakage. A pipe in the cooling system is blocked. Consult a qualified technician or call Customer Service.



  • Input Voltage: 115V 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 90-120 W
  • Daily Ice Output: 12 KGS/24H
  • Ice-Making Amount Per Time: 9 PCS
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Dimensions
    • Product Depth (IN.) 14.1
    • Product Height (IN.) 12.9
    • Product Width (IN.) 9.5


To make a warranty claim, please email support@curtiscs.com or call 1-800-968-9853.

1 Year warranty
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of original purchase. During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us. If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace it with a similar one of equal or greater value. Before a replacement is sent, the product must be rendered inoperable or returned to us.
This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions., or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim.

This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as on the specific rating on the label (e.g., 120V~60Hz).
We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live. Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

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Please have the following information available when you contact the Support Team:

  • Name, address, and telephone number.
  • The model number and serial number.
  • A clear, detailed description of the problem.
  • Proof of purchase including dealer or retailer name, address, and date of purchase.

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FAQs Regarding Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine

How long does it take a countertop ice maker from Frigidaire to produce ice?

If you have it set on the lesser size, it takes approximately 15 minutes. This ice maker is something I really adore.

Does the countertop ice machine from Frigidaire require a water line?

Does my portable ice maker require a water hookup to operate? No. A water line is not necessary for portable ice makers. Instead, all you need to do to begin the ice-making process is add water to the unit’s reservoir and turn it on.

Why does the ice maker on my Frigidaire keep telling to add water?

Check the water sensor to make sure there isn’t any debris that could cause a misreading if your ice maker continues prompting you to add water. Low mineral content in the water may also be a contributing factor in why your add water indicator keeps flashing, depending on how sensitive your sensor is.

Can I always leave my Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine on?

If you want ice, you must always keep it plugged in and running. The ice will melt and the water will return to the reservoir if the machine is turned off. This needs to be turned on constantly, exactly like your freezer.

Why does my Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine generate ice so slowly?

Incorrect temperature setting, having too much or too little food within, and a clogged water line or filter are the main causes of a slow ice maker inside of a freezer.

In Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine, can I use tap water?

Use only potable water or water that is safe to drink. The water should be between 51°F and 90°F in temperature.

Can you keep water in Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine on your countertop?

The device is designed to be continuously powered on, whether you’re using a business nugget ice maker (for a restaurant, bar, or hospital where ice chips are distributed) or a nugget ice maker at home. So long as you make sure the water tank has enough water in it, it should be able to run continuously.

How many cleaning cycles do ice makers require?

To circulate the cleaning solution throughout the machine, run at least two cycles. (Use the Clean cycle on your ice maker if it has one.) Check to see if any cleaning solution is still present in the water pan or reservoir before throwing away the ice from these batches.

Can I fill my ice tray with tap water?

You can manufacture clear ice from tap water, but it’s easier to use bottled water that’s undergone reverse osmosis or distillation filtered. To accomplish this, bring water to a boil in order to mostly dissolve the air.

Can Frigidaire EFIC108 Portable Ice Maker Machine catch on fire?

The product’s solenoid, an electrical component, may malfunction and cause an electrical arc that could be a fire hazard.

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