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Ice Maker Dumping Water into Collection Tray.

I have read continually about the problems with the LG ice makers. My problem is that when the ice maker tray gets twisted to dump the ice it is not resetting before the water starts to refill it. Therfore filling the collection tray underneath making it one solid block of ice, jamming the dispensor. It seems that it is getting stuck on the opposite side of the tray from the motor. Of course this has been an ongoing problem and now its out of warranty and the extended warranty does not cover ice makers. DO NOT WAIT IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM, CALL NOW. I didn't, now have to eat getting it fixed.

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Re: Ice Maker Dumping Water into Collection Tray.

LG has a new ice cube tray that will solve this problem. The part number is 3390JA1150A The wall will stop the overflow.
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Re: Ice Maker Dumping Water into Collection Tray.

Not to plug any company but... if you get Sears to fix it ask them for a Master Protection Agreement on it, that "Warranty" will cover most everything like that where the typical warranties don't. Just a thought if you don't want to "eat getting it fixed" ever again. Thanks for the post to others, it really helps if people know not to wait on such issues.

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Here's how to replace the tray:

You need to remove the tray dumping mechanism to do this.
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