Whirlpool GC5SHEXNT03 warranty IceMakerandStorageBin, To Dispense Water, To Dispense Ice, Remember


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The Water Dispenser

The Water Dispenser

IMPORTANT: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply.

To Dispense Water:

1.Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser lever.

2.Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

The Ice Dispenser

The dispensing system will not operate when the freezer door is open. Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer when the dispenser lever is pressed.

NOTE: Some models dispense both cubed and crushed ice. Before dispensing ice, select which type of ice you prefer.

For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This may cause a slight delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size. When changing from crushed to cubed, a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.

To Dispense Ice:

1.If the ice storage bin is located on the door, remove the temporary shield from underneath the ice storage bin. See “Ice Maker and Storage Bin.”

2.Press the button to select the desired type of ice.

To Dispense Water:WARNING

Cut Hazard

Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice.

Failure to do so can result in cuts.

3.Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the glass close to the dispenser opening so ice does not fall outside of the glass.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the lever in order to activate the ice dispenser. Pressing hard will not make the ice dispense faster or in greater quantities.

4.Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

The Dispenser Light

Style 1: The dispenser light can be turned on by pressing the ON button.

Style 2: When you use the dispenser, the lever will automatically turn the light on. If you want the light to be on continuously, you may choose either ON or NIGHT LIGHT.

ON: Press the LIGHT button to turn on the dispenser light.

NIGHT LIGHT: Press the LIGHT button a second time to select the Night Light. The dispenser light will automatically adjust to become brighter as the room brightens, dimmer as the room darkens.

OFF: Press the LIGHT button a third time to turn off the dispenser light.

The dispenser lights are LEDs which should not need to be changed. If it appears that your dispenser lights are not working, be sure that the light sensor is not blocked (in Night Light mode). See “Troubleshooting” for more information.

The Dispenser Lock (on some models)

Your dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to prevent unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.

NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the product, to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the dispenser levers. The ice and water dispensers will not work.

Style 1: Press the LOCK button to lock the dispenser. Press the UNLOCK button to unlock the dispenser.

Style 2: Press and hold the LOCK OUT button to lock the dispenser. Press and hold the LOCK OUT button a second time to unlock the dispenser.


Turning the Ice Maker On/Off

The On/Off switch is located on the top right-hand side of the freezer compartment.

To turn on the ice maker, slide the control to the ON (left) position.

To manually turn off the ice maker, slide the control to the OFF (right) position.

NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. The ice maker sensors will automatically stop ice production, but the control will remain in the ON (left) position.


Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced.

The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained.

Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the storage bin. This can cause damage to the ice container and the dispenser mechanism.

Do not store anything on top of or in the ice maker or storage bin.

Removing and Replacing Ice Storage Bin

1.Hold the base of the storage bin with both hands and press the release button to lift the storage bin up and out.

NOTE: It is not necessary to turn the ice maker control to the OFF (right) position when removing the storage bin. The sensor cover (“flipper door”) on the left wall of the freezer stops the ice maker from producing ice if the door is open or the storage bin is removed.

2.Replace the storage bin on the door and push down to make sure it is securely in place.


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Whirlpool GC5SHEXNT03 warranty IceMakerandStorageBin, To Dispense Water, To Dispense Ice, Remember, The Water Dispenser