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Ice maker control arm goes up enough(by itself) to not dump cubes until manually put in down position again. Is there an adjustment or repair/cleanining I can do?

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The arm is hanging up internally . Other than replaceing the ice maker , go to a hardware store , and buy a few stainless steel nuts ( for bolts ) . Unhook the fill cup end of the arm , and install a few nuts . This should give enough weight , to make the arm drop .

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There are several factors why a refrigerator tops making ice. We will look on the most common factors and give you some troubleshooting that you can do to fix the issue.Before doing any checking or repair please unplug the refrigerator, remember your safety.

1. Check the shut-off arm - An arm extends away from the ice maker over the ice cube bin. During each ice making cycle, the arm rises up and then drops back down after the new ice is dumped into the ice cube bin. For proper operation, confirm that arm is in the lowered position and that nothing is blocking it from normal movement.
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2. Check the water supply line - The water supply line connects to a supply valve usually found under the kitchen sink or behind the freezer. If the valve is not turned to a position which allows for enough pressure, the water may not fill the ice mold.
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You can also inspect the water supply line for dents or pinching that might restrict the flow of water to the icemaker.

3. Check the freezer temperature - The ideal temperature for the freezer is about 5 degrees (F). The refrigerator should be kept at about 36 degrees (F). The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the freezer or refrigerator.

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