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My ice freezes together!

My ice maker makes ice, but it has a leak. Water freezes from the ice maker to the tray. It will make several blocks of ice, but when I try to get the ice out it is all frozen together. I was wondering if anyone knew where the water was coming from or if something could be loose. I would like to try all possibilities before I purchase a new ice maker. Thank you!

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Re: My ice freezes together!

Do you mean the ice cubes are too large to be individual cubes and come out as a lump? The water is filled by a timed fill so if the fill solenoid stays open a little and drips water into the cube tray it will have more water than normal. I guess I'm not sure if you mean the ice cubes are stuck together in the tray or are they sticking together in the holding bin area?

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