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Ice Maker won't produce ice through the door

I have a 3 yr old GE Arctica Profile model PSS26SGRE SS. The ice maker produces ice, but when I try to get ice through the door I most frequently have to either open the door to get it from the ice bucket itsself, or I have to get water first and quickly change to ice in order to get ice through the door. I've noticed that the light that comes on when you press for ice or water through the door, comes on brightly for water but either shuts off or is dim when requesting ice. I've noticed that frequently when I request ice, it sounds as though the freezer fan stops and starts again when I release the tab. Finally, it seems that if I'm able to request ice when the light is on brightly, I get ice. I'm sure it's a wiring problem, but Idon't want to have to pay for a tech to come out & I'm sure it's something I can adjust myself. Any thoughts?

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You either have a bad interface board ( touch board ) or a bad main control board . You would have to go into the test procedure from the touch board to determine which is bad . The more I think about it though , I tend to lean towards the main control board . Once you get into the test mode , 0 and 4 would test communication between the 2 boards .

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