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Six hours to make eight cubes???

Just hooked up ice maker the teeth are rotating theres water in the tray but it makes ices extremely slow

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Clean the coils under the refrig . Dirty coils can raise the temp of the freezer slightly , food will still freeze ( freezes at 32 degrees ) , but an icemaker will only work at around 5 degrees . Also , let the ice build up close to the ice maker , as this will put the coldness of the ice , closer to the mold , and it will make ice faster when being used .

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When you first hook up an icemaker it sometimes takes a couple of days for it get up to speed. there may not be a problem give it some time.

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