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Ice maker not making ice

How far into the line will the water freeze (the hose that feeds the icemaker)

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The water in the line up to the icemaker doesn't freeze until inside the icemaker mold cavity. Think of it like you are pushing a child up the ladder to go down a slide. The ladder is warm. Once over the top (where the cold starts) the child slides to the bottom so doesn't stay in the cold very long. Strange analogy but if you think about it should make make sense (hopefully). Brian

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1)First check you have a water line that is getting water to the ice maker.

2)Ice makers have a valve at the bottom that open and close when told by the ice maker replace that cheap fix.

3)The ice maker needs to be repaced.
(how far into the line will the water freezehow far into the line will the water freeze)
.The valve at the back opens and closes will not leave water in the line to freeze.

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