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Ice maker freezes up and drips water

We had our Ice Maker replaced under warranty.
It was driping and leaving frozen water in the tray and ruining the other Ice Cubes in the tray.
Worked fine for about 9 months again it is dripping water into the tray.
Oh yeah, I forgot, it freezes up and the fan squels .
We have to unplug and use a fan in the freezer compartment for up to an hour to melt the ice build up.
DON'T BUY ONE OF THESE REFRIDGERATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am assuming you have the ice maker that the tray twists to release the ice. There is a new tray out with a wall to prevent the water spilling over. The part number is
3390JA1150A
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