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Icemaker slow to make ice

Ice maker in refer model 53232300. Slow to make ice. Gets water from solenoid valve. Slow to cut and dump ice. Ice sticks and water valve overflows tray at times.

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Re: icemaker slow to make ice

Tener, sounds like you have a module going bad. Pull off the white cover of the ice maker and take a look at the center white gear. There should be two clips securing the gear on. A lot of times these clips break and cause the gear not to rotate properly. Part number for the module is 628399. Take a look at this first. back

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