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How to turn off the ice maker, Model # ET18PK It looks like the wire gizmo will shut it off when the ice tub is full. So I pile boxes under the gizmo to tell it to shut off, but no, the ice cubes pour out over the boxes, out of the ice tub, etc. I empty out the ice and try again with different interaction with the wire gizmo.

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The wire(Bail) should lift and lock in the full up, (horizontal) position. If it will not stay up the switch is broken and that is why it will not stop.
Eric

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, Eric You've said what's wrong, but not whether I can fix it myself. I've taped the bail with strong tape, unsure if it will hold in freezer. "

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