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Ice maker continually stops making ice and has to be primed

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I recommend if your problem is actually the ice maker itself get a new or rebuilt one. Too many things to detail to make sure it all works out in the end. However you might replace it and still have a problem. So here is a list of items to check external of the ice maker to eliminate what might be something else.

First lets see if we can eliminate some things:
Itemized as Temperature, Water, Water delivery… It is assumed the refrigerator has been running and not making ice and has remained on (NOT UNPLUGGED AND OFF) freezing as normal before starting any of these tests and observations. Other wise you will have to start over with the problem at hand before proceeding.

External of the ice maker:
1st Does the Freezer temp get down to 12'F? . The temp of the freezer has to be this cold or colder for the ice maker to work. Just because meat stays frozen (28’F and colder) doesn't mean it will freeze ice (12’F and colder) and dump it out. You have to know and record your findings to be objective and not subjective.

If not your problem may not be the ice maker at all. Eliminate it as a source of heat in the freezer. It’s plugged into the wall of the freezer and has a heater that warms the ice up to turn it loose for “harvest”. Unplug or remove it. Recheck the temp after ½ to 1 hour with the doors closed during this time. If its still not to temp your ice maker may be ok.
A lot of things can cause the temp of the freezer to stay high. But if this is the situation you need to look for a different problem before condemning and buying an Ice maker replacement

2nd Does it get water into the ice maker? If the water isn't getting to it you need to check the water delivery system, water supply, and water valve in the back.
The water delivery is easiest to check by shutting off the water removing the supply line and catching the water in a container with the valve open 1 to 2 rounds to flush out any particles and verify good flow and pressure, and makes sure when you turn it on you have clean water..
After you have eliminated this;
Next if your not getting water to the delivery tube and into the ice maker
1 of 2 things is stopping the water. Either its: 1 mechanical or 2 electrical in nature.
Mechanical
The easiest to look at is the obvious first. The water is not falling off the delivery tube? Look inside the freezer. Make sure the opening of the water delivery tube in back or side of the freezer is open and does not have ice or frost on it. Ice, here, can freeze and close off the delivery system. A common problem is lime or scale buildup, causing this ice to form. If the tube has this problem, defrost it with a hair dryer. Clean the tube with lime away or CLR. Re try it.

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