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Icemaker in Whirlpool side-by-side fridge

My icemaker has been freezing up. Basically, the water entering the ice maker runs into ice, then splashes all over the place including in the plastic ice bin. It then migrates down through to the ice dispenser on the door and leaks out. Several times I've defrosted it, only to see it freeze up again. I keep the temperature normal. Fridge was bought in 2000. No problem until last year. Had a guy from Sears come out last year, who charged $80 to defrost it and didn't think he had a problem to fix.

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Change the thermostat

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