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Electrolux Icon ice maker stopped working.

Our water was recently turned off at the street for a few hours for some type of maintenance. I have a feeling this could have been when it stopped working, but I can't be sure.

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HI. Whenever maintenance is done on the water system there is a chance that rust and other debris will break loose and move into the pipes in the house. The tube that feeds the icemaker is only 1/4 inch and easy to block. There is often an inline filter in this tube which feeds the water into the ice maker.

Begin by raising and lowering the wire arm inside of the ice bucket as this will jar the system a little bit. this alone may get the water flowing again. If not, look in your owner manual to see about the location of a filter in the ice machine supply line. If there is a filter, check it. If not you may need to disconnect the supply line where it hooks up to the refrigerator in the rear of the unit to see if the water is flowing to that point. good luck.

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