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Icemaker stopped making ice. water dispenser is working. switch is on. ice purchased at store stays frozen

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You will need to unplug refrigerator and remove the rear panel in back of the freezer. Look to see if the evaporator coils are frozen over and if yes defrost with a hair dryer. Look at the bottom of the evaporator and you will see a defrost heater. Some have a glass tube on outside. Look to see if the heater is burned out..

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