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Model GS5SHAXTOL01, the water line from the water valve to the icemaker is blocked, should I be able to blow through it?

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Hi, Yeah you should be able to blow through the hose! There should be a restrictor fitted in the water valve not the hose! The hose should be disconnected from the ice maker to tho as there may also be a restrictor in that to!

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