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Ice maker stopped

I read that using a hair dryer to warm up the area was helpful. I used it a couple of years ago and that worked. It has stopped making ice again. I can not find my manual, could you tell me exactly which area to heat up? Is it under it or from the back where the water comes in.

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

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The water inlet valve is the control device that controls the flow of water to the ice maker, it is energized during the last few seconds of the harvest cycle. During these few seconds there should be 110v power to the water inlet valve, if there is power to the valve but the valve does not open to allow water to flow then the valve is defective and must be replaced if the valve does open it could be that the water supply line inlet tube has frozen solid this can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer. The area of the tube vulnerable to freezing is where the water line enters the freezer section and connects to the water supply inlet of the ice maker.
Also there are obviously other reasons that it might have stopped such as a faulty harvest thermostat, your freezer is to warm and of course your shutoff arm in the off position, be sure to clear the simplest potential causes of the failure first.
Hope this helps.

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