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Ice maker not working

Stopped working changed water filter made partial batches( only 2) now not working

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  • Roger Grant May 11, 2010

    What is the model number of the ice machine

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You need a new water valve on this unit. If you will call or email us with model number, we'll be sure to get the right valve for you to put on. Hope this solves all your problems for you. Ella

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