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Accelerator switch My "accelerator" keeps coming on and off on its own, it freezes the water that comes out of the dispenser. The ice maker keeps working. Do you think it may be a faulty computer circuit board?

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Yes, that would be a good guess as it controls how the "buttons" work.

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