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Icemaker has cubes already made in it but its not dumping them.

Just all of a sudden quit dumping the ice.

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Replace the ice cuber. The electronic control has failed.

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A skilled homeowner could make these repairs, but if you don't feel comfortable taking your icemaker apart and testing the components, I advise leaving the job to a qualified repairman.

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