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Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker User Manual

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Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker

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When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following

  • Read all instructions.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse the cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning or servicing.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the manufacturer for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment. All servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces. Do not let the power cord cross over carpeting or other heat insulators. Do not cover the cord.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven. Always attach the plug to the appliance first, then plug the cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to ‘OFF’, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  • Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  • Do not leave the unit unattended while in use.
  • Plug the Frigidaire Ice Maker into an exclusive grounded 3-prong outlet. No other appliance should be plugged into the same outlet. Be sure that the plug is fully inserted into the receptacle.
  • If the Frigidaire Ice Maker is brought in from outside in the wintertime, do not use it for a few hours, allowing the unit to warm up to room temperature before operating.
  • Do not clean your Frigidaire Ice Maker with any flammable fluids. The fumes may create a fire hazard or explosion.
  • WARNING: Do not touch the Evaporator when the Frigidaire Ice Maker is making ice, it may burn your skin.
  • DANGER – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used. Do not use mechanical devices to defrost the Frigidaire ice maker. Do not puncture refrigerant tubing.
  • DANGER – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used. To be repaired only by trained service personnel. Do not puncture refrigerant tubing.
  • CAUTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Dispose of property following federal or local regulations. Flammable refrigerant used.
  • CAUTION – Risk of fire or explosion due to puncture of refrigerant tubing; follow handling instructions carefully. Flammable refrigerant used.
    The ice maker should be installed by the safety standard for refrigeration systems, ashrae15. The ice maker shall not be installed in corridors or hallways of public buildings.
  • If the unit has with problem needs to be maintained, and replaced with like components, and that servicing shall be done by factory-authorized service personnel, to minimize the risk of possible ignition due to incorrect parts or improper service. UTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used. Consult the repair manual/owner’s guide before attempting to install or service this product. All safety precautions must be followed.


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 off 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 icemaker 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 icemaker also has built-in safeguards that can limit accidental damage, automatically shutting down the system when necessary.

Please read carefully.

  1. The incline angle of the icemaker cabinet should not exceed 45˚ during transportation or use. Do not turn the icemaker upside down.
    Doing so could cause the compressor or refrigerating system to operate incorrectly. When the icemaker is moved or transported, please allow time for the fluids in the compressor to settle. Before using the icemaker for the first time, please wait 2 hours after the unit has been leveled and positioned in its proper place.
  2. Please ensure the icemaker 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 icemaker for proper ventilation.
  4. Do not fill the water reservoir with hot water. This may damage the icemaker. 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.
  7. 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. 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 and 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.

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FAQs About Regarding Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26-Pound Ice Maker

Can a countertop ice maker be continuously powered 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 on constantly, exactly like your refrigerator or freezer.

Can I always leave my portable Frigidaire ice maker on?

The simple answer to the question of whether or not you can leave a portable ice maker on is that you can.

Is it possible to use vinegar in a Frigidaire ice maker?

Cleaning your ice maker with vinegar is another choice if you don’t have affresh® ice machine cleanser at home. Pour a mixture into the water reservoir that is 10 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar.

The Frigidaire ice maker can be left with ice in it?

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.

Will the Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker turn off on its own?

The majority of ice makers are built to turn off automatically when the bucket is full and to turn back on when additional ice is required. Make sure the bucket and any shelf components are in the right positions if ice overflows and the appliance does not momentarily shut off.

Why won’t my Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker produce ice?

This typically results from a limited water supply or a clogged water filter. It is advised to replace the water filter first, but if the issue persists, you should look for a saddle valve, a water valve that isn’t fully turned on, or a kinked water supply line.

What stops Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker from functioning?

Your ice maker may suddenly stop operating for a number of reasons, such as a clogged water filter, a blocked water dispenser, or problems with your water supply line.

Why does Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker stop working?

The following are the most typical causes of ice maker issues: feature of pausing is on. malfunctioning or being set a water line. filthy filter.

What sets off the Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker cycle?

The ice-making cycle is normally completed by the appliance using a motor, a water valve, and a heating element. A timer opens the water valve to begin the cycle, which fills the ice mold in about seven seconds (though this varies from manufacturer to manufacturer).

What setting should Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker have?

What You Need for Your Frigidaire EFIC117-SS 26 Pound Ice Maker, The ideal air and water temperatures for ice machines are 70 degrees and 50 degrees, respectively. Those are challenging temperatures to maintain, so if you intend to install your automatic ice maker in a warm environment, be aware of that.

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