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Water flow to ice maker has been reduced to

Water flow from ice maker has been reduced to practically a trickle. The water line is not plugged. The ice maker has worked fine for 4 months but suddenly shows the symptoms I describe.

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Hi,
Pull the line off at the icemaker and check for a filter at the inlet...often **** builds up there and stops off the water...
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Huuum at your service.

You said, the ice maker slowly stopped working, decreasing in the amount of ice it made until finally no ice at all. also, water trickles from water dispenser.

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check the shut off valve for the water line that leads to you ice maker. under the sink or in the basement or where ever the line comes from. I've seen where someone turned the valve a little clockwise unbeknown to the home owner and stopped or slowed the water flow.

The water line should be checked too, for any kinking that may be running behind the fridge or some unseen place!

How old is the fridge??

Let me know,
Thank you Huuum

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