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Ice maker my ice maker doesn, t work after turning the water back on after leaving town

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  • bjeand Sep 14, 2008

    We turned the water off to move the refrig. The water comes on but the water is not going to the ice maker..

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Which tube goes to the ice Maker

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Your plastic water tube coming in to the icemaker is probably frozen needs to be taken out and remove ice not letting water come in to icemaker I have run on this alot in the field.This seems to happen [alot] when you turn off the water to the icemaker

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