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I have a counter top ice maker. I can't seem to locate parts or find out if this machine even exists. It stopped making ice last summer. It cycles but does't add water to the cube maker. You have to add water manually before setting the cube size. Then after that I believe the water is pumped up into the cube maker. Model #MCIM30TS, Serial #SA12863

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Call the phone number on the back of the machine.
800-330-0388
They helped me diagnose the problem and sent me easy instructions for fixing it.
Apparently, the switches get icked up sometimes. I took off the side panel over the fan, removed one of the switches [the top one], opened the case and cleaned it off. Works like a charm.
The wonderfully helpful guy at sunpentown sent me a document with pictures showing me how to do it.

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Magic Chef Counter Top Ice Maker.
just bought one. it seems to go through the cycle, but i noticed no water is getting pumped up to the tray. I looked through the back and the water tu be is 1/2 way, doesnt seem to pump water up. I may take it appart soon. Anyone have any luck?

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· Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary. The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you\'ve found broken parts, you can just replace it.

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