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Ice maker not making ice- water leaking or cubes melting

I noticed my ice bin was like a solid block of ice- like there is a drip- when I watched the ice maker I noticed cubes forming and dropping into bin- but they are melting or there must be a leak because no cubes in bin- just solid block of ice- when turned off nothing happening as far as a leak

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Icemaker have problem

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