A:AnswerHi skatermom, we do not recommend using an extension cord. We also recommend this unit be plugged into an outlet that has its own dedicated circuit. Here is the link to the "Installation Guide" where you can find the "electrical requirements" on page 4 https://bit.ly/3AcOAPh We hope this helps!
A:AnswerDoug, thanks for the inquiry. The icemaker is optional. You have the optional of purchasing the icemaker kit part number ECKMF95 at you local Best Buy. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our Whirlpool appliances!