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Ice Maker Not Dispensing IceSometimes your refrigerator ice maker makes ice, but does not dispense it. This is a page about ice maker not dispensing ice.

 

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Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Getting Water?A common reason your ice maker is not making ice is because water is not getting to it. This is a page about refrigerator ice maker not getting water.

 

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Kenmore Elite Icemaker Not Dumping Ice?If your ice maker has stopped dropping ice, it may just be stuck and need some minor repair. This is a page about Kenmore Elite icemaker not dumping ice.

 

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Refrigerator's Ice Maker Leaking WaterIf your refrigerator ice maker is leaking water, the first step is to locate the source. This is a page about refrigerator's ice maker leaking water.

 

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Icemaker Not Dumping IceBefore you call the repair service, you may be able to troubleshoot and repair an in-freezer ice maker that makes, but doesn't dump the ice cubes. This is a page about icemaker not dumping ice.

 

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker Not WorkingThis page is about repairing a Frigidaire ice maker. Ice makers are very handy when they are working properly.

 

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Ice Maker Only Dispensing Crushed IceIt is bewildering when your refrigerator ice maker begins to dispense only crushed ice, even when you select cubes. This is a page about ice maker only dispensing crushed ice.

 

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KitchenAid Refrigerator Ice Maker Not WorkingTrying to find the cause for the failure of your ice maker can be easy or baffling. This is a page about KitchenAid refrigerator ice maker not working.

 

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Troubleshooting a Kenmore Refrigerator Ice MakerDetermining the reason that your refrigerator ice maker is not working can be a challenge. This is a page about troubleshooting a Kenmore refrigerator ice maker.

 

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Ice Maker Water is Overflowing?his is a page about ice maker water is overflowing. Refrigerator icemakers are a great convenience until they break or malfunction. Then they can be very frustrating to troubleshoot yourself. T

 

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Replacing the Spring in Ice Maker Shut Off Arm?How do you get the spring back on the ice bucket arm? The ice froze at the blades and got in behind the cover. I took it apart to get to it. The spring had tension on it and now I need to see how it goes back on.

 

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Ice from Kenmore Ice Maker Contains White Plastic Particles?If there are plastic bits mixed with the ice in a Kenmore refrigerator's ice maker, there is likely a gear or motor that needs to be adjusted or replaced. It should be easy to tell which with some general troubleshooting.

 

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Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making IceThis is a page about a refrigerator's ice maker not making ice. Your refrigerator's ice maker may stop making ice, requiring you to troubleshoot the cause before it can be repaired.

 

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Flushing a Refrigerator Water LineThis is a page about flushing a refrigerator water line. There are occasions, such as after a repair, that you may need to flush the water supply line for your refrigerator.

 

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Shutting Off the Water Line to an Ice Maker?The water line to our ice maker was shut off for a couple of weeks unknowingly and the ice maker stopped making ice. Will that cause damage to the ice maker and to the water valve for the ice maker?

 

Kenmore Refrigerator's Ice Maker Won't Stop Making Ice

Kenmore Refrigerator's Ice Maker Won't Stop...This is a page about ice maker won't stop making ice. An ice maker that won't stop making ice can make a real mess in your freezer and lead to other problems.

 

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Frigidaire Icemaker Not Filling With Water?My Frigidaire Icemaker is not filling with water. The arm is also stuck in one spot. The tray is turning, so that still works. What could be the problem?

 

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Trouble With a Refrigerator's Ice MakerIce makers are very convenient when they are working properly, but when they are not it can be quite frustrating. This is a page about identifying and repairing trouble with a refrigerator ice maker.

 

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Repairing an Ice MakerIce makers are a common accessory in modern refrigerators. However, when they stop working, for any number of reasons, they will need repair once the issue is identified.

 

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Ice Machine is Making Thin Ice?This is a page about ice machine is making thin ice. Troubleshooting an ice maker malfunction can be difficult.

 

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Whirlpool Ice Maker Not WorkingThis is a page about a Whirlpool ice maker not working. When the ice maker stops working you can call the repair man or try troubleshooting the cause yourself.

 

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Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker Will Not Dispense Ice?Refrigerator ice makers can sometimes get stuck or stop working, requiring maintenance. This has tips if your Samsung refrigerator ice maker will not dispense ice.

 

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Kenmore Elite Ice Maker is Rusty?Can someone please help me figure out how to get rid of rust on the ice maker workings? I can't find anyone who's had this problem, so if you can help, I would appreciate it. My fridge is almost ten years old, by the way.

 

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Samsung Dispenses Water Instead of Ice?My Samsung refrigerator model RF4287 will not dispense ice. It is still making ice, but it dispenses water instead when you push the ice dispenser lever.

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Is Making Less Ice?My Kenmore ice maker is making ice, but not as much as it used to produce. The ice maker keeps making knocking sounds. I changed the flyer, but the sounds still continue.

 

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Repairing a Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Maker?I have a Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator Ice Maker Model Gi0fsaxvy010. In the ice bin the ice melts into blocks photo 2. Ice forms all around the coil in back of ice bin photo 3. When I take out the ice bin there is ice under it, see photo 4. Water drips by outside water dispenser, photo 5.

 

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Samsung Icemaker Is Leaking Water?The ice maker on our Samsung RF4287HARS refrigerator made some weird noises last night and now we can't remover the ice maker. The ice maker isn't latched, and while the doors are sealed, the left one isn't flush. Water is now dribbling from the ice maker and collecting in the shelves on the door. Is it possible to turn off the water to the ice maker, but still use the water dispenser?

 

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Frigidaire Not Making Ice or Dispensing Water?I have a Fridgaire ffhs2611lbra. There is no water to the ice maker, I replaced the water filter. I do not have water coming out to fill a glass.

 

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LG Ice Maker Won't Dump Ice?I have an ice maker in the drawer of my LG refrigerator. The water flows and freezes, but won't dump the cubes.

 

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Amana Refrigerator Not Dispensing Water or Ice Cubes?A step by step process of elimination is the best way to try and identify the cause of this type of refrigerator water and ice dispenser malfunction. This is a page about an Amana refrigerator not dispensing water or ice cubes.

 

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Repairing a Kenmore Icemaker Shutoff Arm?I ahve a Kenmore refrigerator, model #79551319-014. The icemaker's plastic shutoff arm is stuck in down position.

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Tray Stuck Upside Down?I have a Kenmore refrigerator model 795.7103. The ice maker tray is stuck upside down. How do I turn it right side up?

 

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Ice Cubes from Ice Maker Smell or Taste Bad?Ice can pick up odors from your refrigerator, additionally the water line to the unit may be contaminated. The cause needs to be determined to fix this issue. This is a page about ice cubes from icemaker smell or taste bad.

 

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Kenmore Side by Side Not Making Ice?A water line in my neighborhood broke a few days ago. Now our freezer gets the water from the line, and freezes without making the ice. We are getting water from front.

 

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Repairing Ice Maker Shut Off Arm?I have an inside the freezer icemaker that was doing fine and now the inside part of the shut off arm keeps falling out of it's socket or whatever it's attached to. Anyone have any ideas about this?

 

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Ice Builds Up Under KitchenAid Ice Bin?Does anyone have any idea why the ice keeps building up under the ice bin in my KitchenAid side by side freezer door? I had to replaced the ice maker last year and the ice dispenser at the end of November. It now has a spring hanging out from the new expensive replacement.

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Stopped Working?I have a Kenmore Ice Maker - Model #106-73834302. I removed the ice maker so I could gain access to the freezer drain tube to defrost it. I was successful in fixing it, but after reinstalling the ice maker, it will not work. It made 2 cubes and then won't make any more.

 

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Ice Maker Cubes Freezing into a Block?Maytag 25ft bottom freezer ice maker forms block on bottom of ice holder made of clumping cubes. How do I fix this?

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Won't Dump Ice?I have a Kenmore refrigerator model 795.51029.012. The ice maker made ice a couple of times and now has ice in the tray, but it doesn't dump. Is there any way to trouble shoot?

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Misaligned?I have noticed that my Kenmore model 106.58904802 ice maker is hanging up and not making ice due to the plastic harvesting arm not moving due to misaligned front 'teeth' arm.

 

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Repairing an Ice Maker?The plastic teeth on the ice maker got hung and the ice maker quit working. I fixed the piece and now the ice maker will not start.

 

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Ice Maker Making Hollow CubesThis is a page about ice maker making hollow cubes. Finding the cause and fixing an ice maker making hollow cubes can be frustrating.

 

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Icemaker Overfills the Ice Bin?This is a page about icemaker overfills the ice bin. If your icemaker is overflowing the bin it may be something that you can easily fix yourself.

 

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Installing a New Ice Maker?After you install a new water valve and new ice maker how long does it take to start making ice?

 

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Ice Maker Making Too Much Ice?We are renting a home with a Kenmore side by side that has an Accelor ice maker. We have raised the wire bar to stop the production of ice to no avail. We call it our monster ice maker!

 

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Red Light Blinking on Ice Maker?The ice maker red light blinked. Does anyone know what that means?

 

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Ice Maker Not Cycling?I have replaced the burned out sensors on both sides and when I jumper T to H it will cycle, dump ice, and fill with water, However, it will only work one time after that. It fills with water and freezes bi-metal closes, not that problem!

 

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Whirlpool Ice Maker Not Dumping Ice?My Whirlpool ice maker has stopped working. The paddles don't turn at all. Does this need to be replaced?

 

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Icemaker Doesn't Make Cubed Ice?My Kenmore ice maker no longer makes small cubed ice. It hangs up on piano type wires and becomes long and thin ice.

 

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Repairing the Ice Chute in Refrigerator Door?The clear plastic ice chute that is in the door falls down and prevents the airlock from closing all the way. It can't come all of the way out, so I can't see what the problem is. My question is, how can I get the door apart to get to it?

 

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Repairing the Water Inlet Valve on an Icemaker?Which leg does the water inlet valve close with on a residential icemaker to energize the solenoid coil?

 

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Repairing the Chute Flap on an Ice Maker?I have a Kenmore 106.5703 side by side refrigerator (5 years old) and the ice flap on the ice chute door does not close. This allows heat to enter the chute and melt the ice. Do you know how to remove the cover plate which houses the selector buttons so I can find the broken part and repair it?

 

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Icemaker Arm Will Not Move to On Position?The icemaker arm will not move into the on position. Can it be fixed?

 

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Icemaker Fan Freezing Over?What can we do about the icemaker fan freezing over on our 3 year old LG bottom freezer refrigerator? We've tried the LG suggestion of turning the fridge off for 3-4 hours to let it thaw, but it only lasts for about 20 minutes before freezing over again.

 

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Ice Maker Frosting Over Around Dispenser?The ice maker if frosting over around the dispenser. What do I do to stop this?

 

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Kenmore Bottom Freezer Ice Maker Feeler Arm Binds?My Kenmore 795.7830 bottom freezer ice maker feeler arm kind of binds or screeches as the upper freezer tray is opened. How to solve problem?

 

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Restringing a Flapper Door Cable on a Kenmore Ice Maker?Can anyone tell me how to restring the flapper door cable on a Kenmore ice maker?

 

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Thawing the Tubing for an Icemaker?I read about the possibility of making a nonworking icemaker good again by using a hair dryer on the icemaker tubing. Can someone please give me an estimate of how long should I apply the heat and how long should I wait to find out it it did the job before calling for service?

 

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Replacing a Dole Valve (Flow Regulator) for an Icemaker?How do I replace a dole valve for an icemaker?

 

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Repairing an Amana Ice Maker?I have an Amana French door refrigerator. It is fairly new and the water line was just hooked up by a water tech. Water flows out of water spout from the door nice and cold, but there are no ice cubes being produced/made. Why?

 

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Disconnecting the Electrical Plug on a Kenmore Icemaker?How do I remove the electrical connection plug to my icemaker on my Kenmore side by side refrigerator? They won't pull apart.

 

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Kenmore Icemaker Only Making Cube Ice?I have a Kenmore refrigerator side by side and it will make cube ice, but no crushed. It did at one time, but not now. What could have happen to it? I love crushed ice, so I want it fixed!

 

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Removing the Front Cover on an Ice Dispenser?How do you take the refrigerator door cover off, that's around the ice and water dispensers?

 

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LG In-Door Ice and Water Dispensers Don't Work?My LG LFX23961SB (three-door bottom freezer) refrigerator's ice maker suddenly decided to stop working. At first it would make ice, but not dispense it and the water dispenser wouldn't work at random intervals of time.

 

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Ice Maker Dispenses Ice On Its Own?My Kenmore ice maker dispenser suddenly starts dispensing ice on its own. It happened twice in the last couple of hours. Opening the door temporarily stops it. I finally had to remove the ice bin, but the dispenser motor still randomly comes on on its own.

 

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Ice Maker Does Not Work After Changing Water Filter?I changed the water filter on the refrigerator and now the ice maker will not make ice. The arm for the maker is in the right position to make ice.

 

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Ice and Water Not Working on Kenmore Refrigerator?Neither the ice nor the water are working on my Kenmore refrigerator 5770*700.

 

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Amana Icemaker Cycles But Does Not Make Ice?The automatic ice-maker in my Amana refrigerator is not working. It seems to cycle, but no ice is made. The forecast here is for lower 90s through the weekend. I miss my ice!

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Freezes Up?My Kenmore icemaker is freezing up due to too much water in the fill cycle. How can I decrease the amount of water filling the ice tray?

 

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Does My Kenmore Ice Maker Have a Bad Thermostat?I have a Kenmore side by side fridge, Mod.# 106.55603400. The ice maker quit moving at all. I replaced the timer module. Same problem. Someone told me if you pour water in and it cycles once, you have a bad thermostat on the tray.

 

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Ice Maker Continually Making Ice?I just repaired my ice maker because it was no longer making ice (valve replacement). Now it is continually making ice! What now?

 

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Resetting a Kenmore Icemaker That Won't Cycle?The water filter on my Kenmore refrigerator clogged. I changed it and it dispenses water fine; however, the ice maker is stuck, ie. it has a small amount of ice in the bottom of the tray, but it will not cycle.

 

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Water Frozen in Icemaker?I have a Whirlpool side by side. The icemaker every once in awhile would stop working and then start back up hours or a day later as if nothing was wrong. Recently it stopped working and acted as if no water was coming in to the machine.

 

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Icemaker Doesn't Work on Samsung Three Door Refrigerator?I have a 2008 Samsung refrigerator that is a 3 door with the freezer in the bottom. As soon as the warranty was over the ice maker broke. It is the kind that twists as it dumps the ice. It would make ice, but the cubes were stuck together.

 

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New Solenoid in Ice Maker Remains Open Too Long?I have a side by side Kenmore fridge, I just replaced the ice maker water solenoid because it had stuck open and burned up (flooding the kitchen). Upon installation the new one stays open way too long, as well. What would cause the solenoid to remain open too long.

 

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Water Valve Replaced on Icemaker How Long Before It Makes Ice?The valve was replaced on my ice maker, how long should it take for the ice maker to start making the ice?

 

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Kenmore Ice Maker Dispensing Ice Behind the Bin?Ice is being dispensed behind the ice bin toward the back of the freezer in my Kenmore side by side. Does anyone have any suggestions why and how to fix this? Thanks.

 

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Kenmore Makes Ice But Dispenses Neither Ice nor Water?The ice and water dispenser on the door of my Kenmore will not work. The light works and the ice maker makes ice, but nothing will dispense.

 

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How Do I Repair the Toggle Switch on an Ice Maker?Our power went out months ago and when it came back on our ice maker didn't work. The toggle switch won't stay on. Can the toggle switch be fixed or replaced or do I need to replace or fix something more?

 

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Increasing Water Flow to Ice Maker?How can I increase the water flow to my ice maker?

 

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Gears in Icemaker Not Turning Automatically?My ice maker makes ice, but will not spit it out without a slight turning of gears with a screwdriver to get the gears started. I have to take the front cover off of ice maker to do this.

 

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Ice Maker Freezing Up?My ice maker keeps freezing up and after I unplug it for a day it works for awhile then freezes again.

 

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Reducing Water Flow to Ice Maker?I have a Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator with an ice maker and dispenser. It seems to be dispensing too much water into the ice maker. When the ice drops, the ice cubes are so large that they stick together and don't break apart when dropped.

 

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Ice Not Being Pushed Out of Ice Maker?The metal ejector blades that push the ice out has popped out of the plastic turner that pushes it out. How do I put in back in the hole for the turner to work?

 

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Prevent Dripping In Built-in Ice MakersFor refrigerators with built in ice makers, there are a lot of perceived problems with "excessive dripping" that can be "fixed" quite easily. This tip only works if you frequently use crushed ice and experience this.

 

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Diagnosing a Problem with My Ice Maker?I need help diagnosing a problem with my ice maker.

 

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Qmodel Commercial Ice Machine Not Working?My Qmodel (by Manitowoc) commercial ice machine won't go into harvest mode and is not making ice at all.

 

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Ice Clumping in Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Bin?I have Kenmore French door refrigerator. The ice maker is in refrigerator and makes ice great except the ice clumps in tray. There are no visible leaks. It seems to clump in the center of the bin. Could this be a defrost terminator (thermostat) issue? I tried adjusting template up and down. No change. I replaced the water valve in back of the unit. No change; it was still clumping ice.

 

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Repairing a Kenmore Ice Maker?I have a Kenmore model #106.57368700. The ice maker was leaking and causing big a chunk to form in the ice bin. We replaced the water inlet valve, but that did not work so we replaced the ice maker. Now the water will not shut off. Any idea what need to do I need to do to fix it?

 

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Repairing a Kenmore Elite Ice Maker?I have a 7-year old Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator 795.5137. Ice is being made, the ice maker auger turns, but the flap does not open. The flap motor was not running so I replaced it, but the new one isn't running either. Any thoughts?

 

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Ice Maker Overflows When Dispensing Water?I just changed the valve on my Whirlpool gs6haxls03 fridge because the ice maker was not working. Now every time the drinking water paddle is pushed it dispenses water into the ice tray and overflows into the freezer.

 

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Ice Maker Only Dispenses Crushed Ice?My Kenmore side by side with the ice maker in the door dispenses crushed ice even when it's on cubed. It then clogs the shoot and nothing comes out.

 

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Samsung Refrigerator Won't Dispense Ice?On my Samsung RF4287HARS refrigerator the "ice off" button is lit up. I press it and it will not go off. How do I get it to go off so that I can have ice once again?

 

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