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How do i fix my automatic ice maker? A bag got frozen in it

A plastic grocery bag got stuck in my automatic ice maker in my freezer. Ive noticed a frozen puddle in freezer and water in fridge too.

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Defrost it and pull the bag out

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

  • Any way to remove the ice maker only? Don't want to lose all my good while I defrost.

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