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Ice maker freezing up

The feed tube on our ice maker on our kirkland refrig keeps freezing up. We clean it out and it works for awhile, sometimes days, yesterday we cleaned it out twice but it froze a third time. Any ideas as to why?

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If the ice maker does not dump the water poured into it , replace the ice maker .
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