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Ice maker not working properly

I have a Kenmore fridge with a top freezer. The ice maker makes a few cubes of ice then starts shooting out water. The ice bin eventually turns into one big block of ice with a few ice cubes on top. Any ideas?
The refrigerator still looks brand new. The ice maker stopped working about 3 weeks ago.

icemaker model 106.9750613
type C20TFA96
sn# EF1321604
made 03/96

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Make sure the fill tube going directly into the icemaker is not touching the part that receives the water, if it is touching the water will spray all over and not go into the cavity

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