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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Ice and Water Initiation


Ensure the appliance is switched on and the isolation faucet has been connected and turned on.

Ice maker initiation

To initiate ice maker before use:

  • When the appliance is first turned on after installation, the ice maker will be off.
  • To activate the automatic ice maker, press the ‘Ice On/Off’ button Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 8.26.39 AM.png once. The LED light above the Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 8.26.39 AM.png button will illuminate indicating the ice maker is on.
  • Press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 8.26.46 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-01-08 at 8.27.18 AM.png and Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 8.27.49 AM.png together for 4 seconds then close the doors. The ice tray will flip twice and empty the water into the bin below. The ice tray will flip only after the doors are closed.
  • Force another cycle, this step helps remove any manufacturing and transportation dust in the ice tray.
  • Empty the water and correctly replace the bin, ensuring the scoop is located at the front of the bin.
  • Once the ice maker is in operation, discard the first 24 hours of ice. This will flush away any impurities in the water line.

For more information on making ice please refer to the User Guide supplied with this appliance.

Water dispenser initiation (Ice & Water models only)

To flush the water filtration system before use:

  • Press the water dispenser pad until water dispenses, this will displace trapped air in the water tank and filter system. This will take at least 2 minutes. Once the water has dispensed, rest the dispenser for 2 minutes.
  • Dispense and discard 4 qt (4 L) of water, then rest the dispenser pad for a further 2 minutes.
  • Dispense and discard a further 4 qt (4 L) of water. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from the dispenser.
  • Once installation is complete, a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over the next few days to clear the remaining trapped air.
  • Ensure the refrigerator has cooled for at least 2 hours before use.


Do not continually dispense water for longer than 2 minutes at a time.

For more information on water dispensing please refer to the User Guide supplied with this appliance. 

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