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Refrigerator coils are iced up.

I have an AMANA Model SBD20MW. The coils were iced up and I had to turn it off, remove everything, and let the ice melt into the tray. What could have caused this problem and what action do I take?

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Check heater and bimetal. check timer. seems like unit isnt defrosting

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Hello there,
To be able to remove the ice maker from the refrigerator, please follow the steps below:
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