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How long after turning on the ice maker should it begin to make ice?

Just turned it on. Realized it wasn't making ice then realized it had accidently been turned off. Seems plenty cold in freezer and there are no error messages.

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Ice forms rather slowly in most refrigerators, and should start producing ice in about an hour. A few things to check, first is the water turned on, I seen more than 1 valve in the water supply. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser, it should dispense water. If it does then it is probably not an isolation valve problem. If you see and hear water valve open and in some models you can reach into the ice cube forming trays and feel the water present. I have seen some that the ice forms but the motor shaft had sheared, on another the linkage had cracked and fallen off. It was making ice but could not harvest. If it is making ice and not harvesting, you generally need to replace the ice maker. You may try the model number on Searspartsdirect.com and see if they have the part that is broke.
Hope this helps and by now you have ice.

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