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My ice maker is not working. My filter needed to

My ice maker is not working. My filter needed to be changed for quite some time. I emptied the full tray of ice & no ice was made. I went & replaced the filter & still no ice. model # 106.56536400. Does the accelerator 2 button need to be on? Also the ice bin is on the side door & there is a lever inside the bin but does that have to be turned a certain way? I don't think so. Any ideas. Thanks

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