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Ice maker makes small cubes

Thw ice maker is not making normal size ice cubes and only lets a small stream of water discharge into a glass

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Check or change the water filter, leading into the machine.
If that is not the problem ,disconnect the water lone from the machine and see if their is sufficient flow comming through the line. 

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There is a thermostat embedded in the ice maker. It must cool back down to approx. 12 degrees before making the next batch. The colder the freezer compartment, the faster the cycles.

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