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Clump of ice in bucket

After we changed the water line filter for the ice maker, we started seeing clumps of ice cubes in the back of the ice bucket. It appears that the rear cubes are slightly melting then refreezing. All the other cubes are fine. Any ideas?

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Re: Clump of ice in bucket

That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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sounds like your just might not be using enough ice and they are defrosting and clumping together.figure your pulling ice from front of bucket the the backs hardly get used espescially in winter your not using as much ice. or ice maker is slightly over flilling water and dripping over rear of unit

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