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Frigidare ice maker making slabs of ice, not cubes

Why won't my icemaker make cubes. Also it has started to allow water to go to tray in front. I tried turning up the controls to make colder. But all i get is slabs, not cubes. It actually jams the auger.

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Today, I removed ice maker and auger motor. Found out this morning that water was running down the back of frig. inside, everything in freezer was frozen together. Found this out after removing all food from freezer. When i looked into the ice maker where water enters, that was frozen solid. After thawing and checking everthing. I put it back together in freezer. It is nine oclock now, and I do have cubes. I really can't tell you what I did, except thaw it all out. It's been running for four hours now and it seems to be all right.

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