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How to Turn Off an Ice Maker



Ice Maker

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An automatic ice maker can increase a refrigerator's energy use by 14-20%. Turn yours off, and enjoy the savings.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 2 minutes or less

Here's How:

  1. Look for a switch on the front of your ice maker. If you see one, simply flip it to the "off" position, and you're done.
  2. If no switch is present, gently lift the metal arm on the side of the ice maker to the up position to turn the unit off.


  1. Want to remove your ice maker permanently? Consult your refrigerator manual for instructions
  2. Increase your refrigerator's efficiency even further with these tips
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