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Ice maker not making ice. red light on control panel blinking twice. There is no ice cube in the tray. How ever the black water hose that feeds the tray was frozen solid, so i hit that with a blow dryer. Still waiting to see if that will work.

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  • cat_melton Feb 08, 2009

    My icemaker just stop making ice one day and I have not been able to figure out why. I have a red blinking light in the right panel as well.

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Took a blow dryer and thawed the black water hose in the freezer.

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