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I have a Kenmore model `06.51552104 Refrigerator and the ice make quit producing ice. When I open the door the red light flashes twice, then pause, then flashes twice etc. Does this code mean anything? What can I do to get the ice maker working? MJ

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Look behind the grill on the bottom for the tech sheet. It will tell you what the flash means and provide a diagnostic sequence to test it out.
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