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Ice maker works, dispenser does not..water works fine

I just paid a guy to walk in, push the ice dispenser button, and then say," you need a new main board. They go out in this model all the time" Between $180 - $200 just for the part, labor not included. Found one online for $93....probably worth trying to do yourself???

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