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The icemaker makes ice, but then it fills up with water and

Creates one big block of ice with loose ice cubes on top of it and
frozen ice cubes in the block of ice. I've just shut off the ice maker for
now. What should I do?

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That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the phone number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

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There can be a number of reasons from an unlevel icemaker (I like to adjust to lean a little towards the wall or backside) to high water pressure, bad fill tube, or low water pressure (low fill).

The most common is making hollow cubes that break open and the water freezes up the rest of the cubes in the bin. In that case you will have lots of shards or hollow cubes.

This is caused most often by a low fill but can be because of a bad icemaker thermostat.

The thermostat is located in the front end and most icemakers fill starting in the rear. If it is not filling all the way to the front where the thermostat is located it cycles before the cubes are fully frozen putting water in the bin that settles in the bottom.

That is most often due to a tap valve or icemaker outlet faucet that is getting plugged up.

Turn it off and after the cubes are frozen check to make sure it is filling all the way to the head end where the motor is located. You should have ice in all the sections.
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Remove the front cover after the ice tray has dumped cubes and remove all of the water from your ice maker tray.

Then depress the test button on the bottom of the icemaker (in front on bottom) located about 1 inch from the lower rh corner.

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