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Sub zero refrigerator ice dispenser functions intermittently. Refrigerator has to turn off then on again in order to get ice dispenser up and running.

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Could be wiring problem. Better to call for service.
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If the ice dispenser is not functioning at all the most likely cause is going to be the dispenser control board. The dispenser control board governs the major portion of the systematic functions of the dispenser and is less likely to be the issue if only certain components are malfunctioning. If the dispenser control board is at fault, it will need to be replaced.
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