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Ice maker will not eject ice after it is frozen, fails to rotate

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At least you know the water is getting to it. The module is behind the square plastic cover, it fails easily. If you see any soot or melted spot on the timer wheel, it's done. The new one must be installed very carefully, don't force it. It is best to take the unit out of the freezer to be sure everything is aligned properly. The bin switch is delicate, must be handled carefully.

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