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ICEMAKER ON WHIRLPOOL ED2GHGXMQ

The icemaker has been leking water into the ice bin making huge chunks of ice, and now the icemaker is not making any ice at all.
Do I need to replace the icemaker, and if so, how do I do that?

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Either the inlet valve is stuck or the icemaker solenoid is shored.

Most likely the second one.


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