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Mod. GS6NBEXRS01 not dumping ice. there is ice in the ice-maker. the dispenser for the water working ok.

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Take the bin out and check for a jammed ice cube in the ice cube making mechanism. Many times they have a rotating finger that gets stuck on a cube that does not drop entirely. Hope this helps

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