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Icemaker will not dump ice into bucket

Water is working in door and you can feel frozen ice in the mechanism where the ice is made. However, it will not dump the ice.

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Hello.
Unfortunately your icemaker is showing classic signs of failure and it is time to replace it. You will need to go to www.sears.com and go the the parts tab. You will need the actual number off of the refrigerator tag. It usually has three numbers, a period and then 6 to 9 more numbers. Once there you will be able to locate and purchase the icemaker you need. It is a simple replacement and will work like a champ when you are done.

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