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Ice maker seems to be frozen in mid cycle, thereby stopping ice production

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Hi there,

Well first of all you can check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off. After than you need to check the Supply Valve,  Thermostat, Water Inlet Valve. For further help or information you can please post the Model Number of your Refrigerator.

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You did not include a model number so this is very generic. When an ice maker slows or stops production often the problem is not the ice maker but a symptom of other problems. The biggest reason they stop working and you still have water in door is that here is an ice block on the evaporator coils. The freezer has to cool down to 14 - 16 F before the ice maker thermostat will actuate and begine the harvest cycle.

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If you would respond with a model number I may be able to send you links to a manual or 2 that would help you troubleshoot.

Now... back to the beginning.. IF you note ice build up / lots of frost in the back of the freezer do the following:
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