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May have a bad valve . but try this first . put about 6 to 8 oz of water in icemaker / when it freezes it will call for a harvest. / if it dumps the ice cubes / at this time the ice maker will call for a refill . if valve is ok it will refill . also ck the water inlet tube to the ice tray . they some times will freeze with ice thus blocking the water fill. hot water up the tube will correct this problem. hope this helped .. mm feed back pls ..

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