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Preparing for Vacation or Moving

How to Prepare the  Maytag Ice Maker for Vacation or Moving

If you are planning on moving or going on vacation, there are a couple of things you should, do to prepare your ice maker.  Below are the steps to follow. 

To Prepare the Ice Maker:

  1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
  2. Remove all ice from storage bin.
  3. Shut off the water supply.
  4. Remove the 2 screws in the lower access panel and the 2 screws from the base grille area of the front panel support.
  5. Pull forward to remove the lower access panel.
Pull forward to remove the lower access panel.
  1. Disconnect the inlet and outlet lines to water valve. Allow these lines to drain and then reconnect to the valve.
  2. Replace lower access panel and screws.
  3. Drain water from water pan by removing the drain cap.
NOTE: If the room temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), water must be removed from the drain line.

For Ice Makers with a Drain Pump Installed:

  1. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
  2. Turn ice maker off and remove all remaining ice from ice bin.
  1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
  2. Before using again, clean the ice maker and storage bin.
  3. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
NOTE: All components of the ice maker are permanently lubricated at the factory. They should not require any additional oiling throughout the normal life of the machine.

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