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Freezer does not freeze some items completely and ice maker not

The freezer is not freezing all items completely, and the ice maker now is not making ice has been this way for about 3-4 days now. it seems that every once in a while the ice maker will empty out and it may be another 6 or 12 hours before it starts making ice again...but then it fills up completely

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Replace the defrost timer. Take your make and model number to appliance part store and get a defrost timer. Relatively cheap and usually easy to change...

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