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Water Freeze to Ice maker

After a couple of days the water tube that goes into the ice maker will freeze solid and the water will not flow to the ice maker.
I have covered the tube in pipe insulation which helped for a few weeks.
I just noticed that the tube is frozen agian.
Any suggestions ?

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Usually when this occurs it is due to a leaking inlet valve. Replace that and you'll be in good shape.

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