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Ice maker only makes crushed ice even when on cube ice is on.

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  • btimmel Oct 04, 2008

    my ice maker only makes crushed ice not cube

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with my fridge. There seems to be a lever that redirects the ice to the door before going into the "crusher" and for some reason the lever isn't engaged when the machine is set on "cubed".

  • louloutx Oct 13, 2008

    We are having the same problem. Ice maker dispenses only crused ice; set to cubed or crushed.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem

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There is a cheap repair manual for this model listed on eBay. The item number is 200262539606.

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