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Ice Maker The red light on my ice maker blinks two times and is not making any ice The ice maker is on and it is below 17 degrees Please help me

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I agree with Catriver, sounds like the "motor module" needs replacing. I must replace 3 of these a week at least so they seem to only last 2-3 years.

Posted on Nov 15, 2006

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