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Kenmore We have a Kenmore side by side Model Number 106-53242300. For the last 2 years there hasn' t been any water hooked to the appliance. We moved into a new house and now we have an accessible water line. Yesterday, we hooked u the water line. The ice maker is not making ice but the trays are filling with water. The water is then leaking out of the trays. I am filling up a 1 gallon conatiner with water (that has leaked) every few hours. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like your freezer isn't freezing lift up the wire arm on the ice maker to shut it off then put your finger where the ice cubes should be and if the water isn't frozen you may have a cooling problem listen to see if you hear the freezer fan running then look at the bottom of the freezer at the back wall where the vents are and see if they are blocked with frost and reply to me

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