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Kenmore fridge optical icemaker hosed

Ran out of ice noticed tray full of ice but would not dispense. Optical sensor not blinking or steady...just blank. Removed ice machine checked conection, removed ice. Reseated optical sensor conections and cleaned sensors and light came back on blinking. Checked water supply hose not frozen. A day later still no ice.

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Re: kenmore fridge optical icemaker hosed - Refrigerators

Ice maker module assembly is probably broken

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My ge freezer pds22sbnso tray full of ice like no power

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