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Ice cubes made by ice maker become large fused chunks over time.

Ice cubes made by ice maker partially melt and refreeze into large chunks. This happens over several weeks as our ice consumption is very minimal. The ice chunks have a frosty appearance as well as the ice cube bin. I took the bin oujt of the freezer and noticed frost on the back of the freezer compartment itself.

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Ice cubes will deteriorate over time if not used. They shrink due to defrosting of the freezer and will become stale.
Once the ice bin is full, turn the ice maker off until you use the cubes and or dump the cubes every 3 or 4 days and start over.

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