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Broken ice maker

We have a side by side whirlpool gold refridgerator with an ice dispenser in the door. The unit has been producingice fine for the last three years. It has now quit making ice and appears te problem is it is not filling the ice maker tray with water.

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    three year old ,also not filling the tray either.....

  • jkepner486 Oct 27, 2008

    ice maker is broken ...the piece that grinds the ice

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Our ice maker has been working fine for over three years. Yesterday it quit producing ice. After investigating it appear the tray is not filling with water. I check the water filter and it is time to order one according to the light on the refrigerator side. The water dispenser is working fine. It must be an electrical problem. I'm quessing

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Make sure icemaker cycles. If it is most likely bad water valve

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