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Stopped making ice.

The arm is down, freezer is turned to coldest setting, and is not a faulty light switch.

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No ice can be 2 possible problems. First would be a defective ice maker itself. Second would be the inlet water valve went bad and needs replaced.causing a no water fill. The inlet valve is the plastic part where the house water line connects to.

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