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Ice Maker suddenly stopped pushing hardened ice out water flow ok and arm is down

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Replace the Ice Maker.. easy to do and only cost about 70 Bucks...

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The cube/crushed ice motor is completely separate from the ice maker itself and should have absolutely no bearing on the water flow.

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to see if icemaker is still good pour a 1/2 cup of water into tray and wait for a day. make sure shutoff arm or switch is on or down (arm down) if it makes ice then the icemaker is ok. if it dont then hold up.
if it makes ice then either the water pressure is too low (or no water) or the water valve is bad. (to check water valve you need a volt meter).
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before you buy anything let me know and we can go over this again
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