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A part on the icemaker fell off and now the water just pools at the bottom of ice tray catcher. How do I fix this par. It is a samsung rs2577sl model. Do we need to replace the whole ice making part on fridge adn how much does it cost?

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Diagram 8 shows your parts. Is it the fill tube. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5172317

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