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Ice maker not working

Last week I removed the ice container on the door to fill an ice bucket ...I emptied the container and replaced it on the door...ever since then we have not had any ice! Help!!

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Re: Ice maker not working

Press and hold the flapper in dont block the optics there is a light beam that goes across and you will see a u shaped notch in your ice bin on the door this determins when the bin is full when the beam is blocked it thinks the bin is full ..After pressing and holding the flapper in what does the red light do keep blinking ?? if so how many time before there is a pause and repetes if it stays on solid i need to know that too

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