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Icemaker stopped working suddenly. Water supply is working fine.Ice freezes but will not dump into bin.

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Good day,
If the ice maker is the style with a wire to turn it off and on, and is in the down position, then the ice maker is bad, as long as the temperature in the freezer is 12 degrees or colder.
(The ice maker locks out at about 14 degrees or warmer.).

You can replace the module, and thermostat in the the ice maker, but could be as well the mold heater.
The price of repair is so close to a complete ice maker, that it doesn't pay to repair.

You might want to get the complete model number. Check with any decent size appliance parts house, they should have what you want, if going to Sears is an issue.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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