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I changed the filter and got no ice.

I changed the filter and flushed out the line and reset the filter but I still can not make ice. I had the refrig. making ice with out the filter and then it stopped on its own. I bought the replacement filter thinking it would work but it has not made ice. What do I do???

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The rubber washer around the end of the filter can sometimes shift to block the water flow to the icemaker without blocking the water flow to the water line. By removing and reinserting the filter, ensuring that the rubber washer was in its proper place, solved the problem for me.

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Have you made sure that the rotator forks aren't jammed by an errant piece of ice. If the forks cant rotate you wont make ice no matter what. This is the #1 problem I have seen on ice maker repairs. Check it out , hope this helps.

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