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The water supply line had gotten chewed by the dog. Now the we have the line repaired its up and running. But its got the same noise and not ice is dropping. The noise I am talking about is the same noise that appears when the machine needs defrosting. the water goes in the slots the ice makes but it will not dump

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  • nite_angel Apr 10, 2008

    This is not the problem



    Our dog chewed the line. the water ran for 6-8 hours onto the floor. Now it has been turn off and its defrosted. I clean all the water out and the ice cube bin I turn it back on and after about 2 hours it acts as though it has something wedged in it. But this is the first cycle. It does make the same noise as it did when its Stuck with ice cube. Is there anything alse I can do

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IF THE ICE MAKER IS TRYING TO DUMP ICE, IT MAY HAVE A PARTIAL CUBE JAMMING THE EJECTOR BLADES, KEEPING THEM FROM COMPLETING THEIR CYCLE. FEEL THE EJECTOR BLADES, ONE AT A TIME TO SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING WEDGED BETWEEN THEM AND THE ICE MAKER MOLD. THERE SHOULD ALSO BE ICE CUBES IN ALL THE SLOTS, ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FRONT. IF NOT, THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF WATER TO THE ICE MAKER.

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