Whirlpool GC5SHGXKB00 manual Water Filtration System, The water dispenser, Dispenser, Light

Models: GC5SHGXKB00

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The water dispenser

3.Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an off-flavor from new plumbing and parts. Throw the ice away. Also, take large amounts of ice from the ice bin, not through the dispenser.

The water dispenser

If you did not flush the water system when the refrigerator was first installed, press the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until you draw and discard 2 to 3 gal. (8 to 12 L) or approximately 6 to 7 minutes of water after water begins dispensing. It will take 3 to 4 minutes for the water to begin dispensing. The water you draw and discard cleans the system and helps clear air from the lines. Allow several hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill water.

IMPORTANT: Depending on your model, the small removable tray at the bottom of the dispenser is designed to catch small spills and allow for easy cleaning. There is no drain in the tray. The tray can be removed from the dispenser and carried to the sink to be emptied or cleaned.

To dispense water:

1.Press a glass against the water dispenser lever.

2.Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

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

The dispenser lock (on some models)

Your dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to prevent accidental dispensing by small children and pets. To turn off the dispenser, press the LOCK button. The indicator will appear above the LOCK button and the ice and water dispensers will not work. To unlock the dispenser, press the UNLOCK button until the indicator appears. Then continue to dispense ice or water as usual.



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.

Water Filtration System

(on some models)

The water filter indicator light

The water filter indicator light will help you know when to change your water filter cartridge. The light is located at the top of the refrigerator compartment. The light will change from green to yellow. This tells you that it is almost time to change the water filter cartridge (90% of the filter life has been used). It is recommended that you replace the water filter cartridge when the water filter indicator light changes to red OR water flow to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably. See “Changing a water filter cartridge” later in this section.

NOTE: Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

The dispenser light

The dispenser area has a light. It can be turned on manually by pressing the ON button at the right hand side of the control panel. The red indicator above the ON button will appear.

On some models: Whenever you use the dispenser, the lever will automatically turn the light on.



NOTE: See the “Changing the Light Bulbs” section for information on changing the dispenser light bulb.

On models without crushed ice, the light switch is a rocker-style type. Push the switch to turn the light on, and push again to turn the light off.

After changing the water filter cartridge, reset the water filter indicator light by pressing and holding the WATER FILTER button for 2 seconds. The indicator light will change from red to green when the system is reset.


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Whirlpool GC5SHGXKB00 Water Filtration System, The water dispenser, The dispenser lock on some models, Dispenser, Light