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Ice maker not working

Sometimes we forget to completely close the freezer and water appears to drip through. Now the ice maker appears to be frozen and not working.

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You will have to pull the ice maker out, defrost fridge or use a hair drier to defrost all parts in the freezer. then replace ice maker

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