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Tube for icemaker freezes

The tube that the water goes into the ice maker freezes

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From my past experience, you simply need a new water valve on the refrigerator. OR

Be sure the temperature control is not turned up more than the midpoint, or the tube can freeze also.

Too cold means the water line can freeze up quickly.

Hope one of these helps you out!

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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