Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker
The first self-contained refrigerator was developed in 1916 by Nathaniel B. Wales and Alfred Mellows and manufactured by Frigidaire at the time in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under the name Guardian Refrigerator Company. In 1918, William C.
- Read all instructions.
- Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
- To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse cord, plugs, or the 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 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 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 cord hang over edge of 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 plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any control to ‘OFF’, then remove plug from wall outlet.
- Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
- Do not leave unit unattended while in use.
- Plug the 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 Ice Maker is brought in from outside in wintertime, do not use for a few hours, allowing the unit to warm up to the room temperature before operating.
- Do not clean your Ice Maker with any flammable fluids. The fumes may create a fire hazard or explosion.
- WARNING: Do not touch the Evaporator when the 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 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.
- AUTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used. Consult repair manual/owner’s guide before attempting to install or service this product. All safety precautions must be followed.
- AUTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Dispose of property in accordance with federal or local regulations. Flammable refrigerant used .
- AUTION – Risk of fire or explosion due to puncture of refrigerant tubing; follow handling instructions carefully. Flammable refrigerant used.
- The ice maker should be installed in accordance with the safety standard for refrigeration systems, ashrae15. The ice maker shall not be installed in corridors or hallways of public buildings.
- If the unit is with problem need to be maintained, that replacing with like components and that servicing shall be done by factory authorized service personnel, so as to minimize the risk of possible ignition due to incorrect parts or improper service.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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:
- A. Use only 3-wire extension cords with 3-blade grounding plug.
- B. The marked rating of an extension cord must be be equal to or greater than the rating of this appliance.
- C. 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 suply or disconnect at 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
DESCRIPTION OF PARTS
- Cover for water reservoir
- Unit up cover
- Water separator pipe
- Ice basket
- Ice scoop
- Control Panel: Easy to use, visible functions touch display setting.
- A. No water in the water reservoir displaying.
- B. Full-Ice displaying.
- C. Power indicator
- D. Button to turn on/off the unit.
- Hot Air Outlet
- Water draining port: To draining out the water from unit.
BEFORE FIRST USE
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 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
- 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.
- Please ensure the icemaker is level and on a stable table or platform to avoid malfunction.
- 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.
- Do not fill the water reservoir with hot water. This may damage the icemaker. It is best to fill the water reservoir with water of room temperature or lower.
USE YOUR ICE MAKER
- Remove the cover of the water reservoir and pour potable water into water reservoir. And be sure to keep water level below the max. level with FULL mark displayed in following picture. Then move back the cover at once to avoid foreign matter enter.
Warning: Do not pour the water into the internal water tank located underneath the ice basket. This tank is not big enough and will effect the ice making performance.
- Plug on the main power supply plug. Then press “ON/OFF” button on the
control panel to begin the ice making cycle.
Note: After you plugging on but not turn on the unit through the “ON/OFF” button, the green power indicator will always be on for 2 seconds, then flash for 3 seconds. But after you turn on the unit by pressing the “ON/OFF” button, the green power indicator will keep on lighting.
- The ice making cycle lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the ambient temperature. And for the first time, according to the initial water temperature, ice-making last time will be a little longer. In the extreme hot room temperature, ice-making time maybe vary a lot, but it will not exceed 50 minutes.
Useful Information: After plugging on the unit, press “ON/OFF” button for more than 5 seconds, then release to start the unit, the unit will add 3 minutes more to each ice-making cycle automatically to thicken the ice cube. So if you desire to thicken your ice-cube, please turn off you unit first, then press “ON/OFF” button again for more than 5 seconds to turn on the unit again.
- While the ice-maker is on, verify the water level of the internal tank located underneath the ice basket periodically. If there is no enough water to last ice-making cycle, the unit will automatically let the water flow from the big water reservoir downward to the internal tank to continue the ice-making process. If both of the internal water tank and big water reservoir have no enough water,, the ice maker will stop automatically, and the “Add Water” indicator will be on. Note: Check to be sure that both of water filter located at bottom of big water reservoir and internal water tank are not blocked by the dirty substance or some foreign matter. Second to fill water up to big water reservoir to the max. water level mark. After shipping or moving the unit, better to allow the refrigerant liquid inside the compressor at least 3 minutes to settle before restarting.
- The ice maker automatically stops working when the ice basket is full and the “Full Ice” indicator will be on.
- Change water in the water reservoir every 24 hours to ensure a reasonable hygiene level. If unit isn’t in use for a long time, drain all water left in the water tank and water reservoir.
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR ICE MAKER
Before using your ice maker, it is strongly recommended to clean it thoroughly.
- Take out the ice basket.
- Clean the interior with diluted detergent, warm water and a soft cloth.
- Then use the water to rinse the inside parts, and drain out the water from the draining port by unplugging the drain cap on the back.
- The outside of the ice maker should be cleaned regularly with a mild detergent solution and warm water.
- Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
- When the machine is not in use for a long time, open the water drain cap to drain water completely out from the water reservoir.
After using your ice maker for a long time, we also suggest you should clean your unit. Especially to the water separator pipe and the water filters, you must clean them periodically.
- If the water separator pipe is blocked and there is no water flowing down when you listen the compressor and the water pump inside are still working, please turn off the unit first and disassemble this pipe down, and clean it. Clean the each hole on the pipe wall displayed in following picture. After cleaning, install back the water separator pipe and be sure the right terminal of the pipe connect to the silicone pipe well and as original.
- For both of the water tank and the big water reservoir, clean them with diluted detergent, warm water and a soft cloth. Then use the water to rinse the inside, and drain out the water from the draining port by unplugging the drain cap on the back. It will help you keep the unit and ice-cube hygienically, and also make the unit work normally.
- When cleaning, if find that the ice cube left on the evaporator and can not be taken out easily, you can turn on the unit to let the unit enter the ice making process, then press “ON/OFF” button for more than 5 seconds to let the unit start ice harvest process to melt the ice cube. It will help you remove the hard ice cube.
How to drain out the water from the internal tank and big water reservoir completely
Because the water in the big water reservoir is stop to drain port by the water valves, if you want to drain away all the water, please plug on the unit and but don’t start the unit, then remove the drain port cap at the back. Wait some minutes, all of the water will flow out.
FAQ’S about Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker
Q: Can I always leave my Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker on?
A: If you want ice, you must always keep it plugged in and running. If the unit is powered off the ice will melt and the water will return to the reservoir. This is just like your refrigerator or freezer in that it needs to be on all the time.
Q: How soon does a new Frigidaire ice maker begin to function?
A: The ice maker may create ice in less than 24 hours after the refrigerator is installed and has cooled for several hours. The ice bin will be topped off by the ice maker from the back. To move the ice forward in the bin, you must dispense some ice.
Q: Why isn’t my portable Frigidaire ice maker producing ice?
A: The water supply line may be obstructed if your ice maker has the appropriate amount of water but isn’t producing ice. If you haven’t cleaned the machine in a while, this could develop over time, especially if you have hard water, which can cause mineral accumulation.
Q: Are drains required for free-standing ice makers?
A: Water drainage: To remove extra water from the ice maker and melted ice from the ice storage bin, ice makers need a floor-level drain. If a floor level drain is not available and cannot be installed, then a drain pump will be required.
Q: When not in use, should you switch off the ice maker?
A: We advise turning off the water supply to the refrigerator and turning off the icemaker if you won’t be using your icemaker for a while (for a trip, storage, etc.). Make sure the icemaker is off if you switch off the water supply.
Q: Will the Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker turn off on its own?
A: 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.
Q: Why does making ice in an ice maker take 24 hours?
A: The ice machine and refrigerator need to be at the right temperature. The icemaker itself may require 24 hours to become cold enough to create ice if it has recently been installed. Before a cycle can start, the icemaker mould needs to reach 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q: When will the Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker start to fill up with water?
A: It will take 6 to 12 hours for the refrigerator-freezer’s ice maker to start making ice after it has been installed.
Q: Why does my Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker make ice so slowly?
A: Incorrect temperature setting, having too much or too little food inside, and a clogged water line or filter are the main causes of a slow ice maker inside of a freezer.
Q: Why won’t my Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker function?
A: Check the Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker switch if the refrigerator’s ice maker isn’t functioning. By accident, this switch is routinely turned off. If the switch is switched on but the ice maker still doesn’t function, use an Ohm meter to check the switch for continuity. Replacing as necessary
Q: Why does my water work but my Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker doesn’t?
A: If the water pressure is enough, check the water inlet valve’s power using a multimeter. Replace the water inlet valve if the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice despite having sufficient pressure and power. The ice maker assembly may have a defective component.
Q: When the Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker is not working, what is wrong?
A: The Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker may shut off automatically or cease to function in various ways if there is a blockage, leak, or damage to the water line. Check for leaks, damage, or obstructions in the water supply tubing and ice maker inlet valve.
Q: What is the lifespan of standalone Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker?
A: A home Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker can last three to 10 years if properly maintained. How frequently you use the appliance, whether you perform the necessary maintenance, and the general quality of the device will all affect how long it lasts.
Q: How frequently should Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker be emptied?
A: Cleaning your Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker about every six months will keep your ice taste fresh; however, if you use your ice maker and dispenser more frequently, cleaning may be necessary more frequently. Generally speaking, you ought to clean your ice maker concurrently with cleaning your refrigerator and/or changing the water filter.
Q: When should Frigidaire EFIC450 Freestanding Ice Maker cease producing ice?
A: A sensor that is close by is monitoring the water’s temperature as it approaches a predetermined level (often around -12°C/10°F). The water is ready to be removed once it has frozen solidly and reached this temperature. Ice, however, is troublesome since you can’t simply tip it out because it adheres strongly to most surfaces.
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