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Is it more cost effective to keep ice maker on or on/off?

Whenever the ice drawer is full, husband turns it off. Says I'm wasting electricity by keeping it on. Question: does it cost more to keep ice maker turned on all the time.

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Your ice maker is designed to cut itself off when the bin is full . Leaving it off too long will cause problems . Water fill line could freeze up giving a false indication of leaking water valve to a technician , thermostat inside ice maker could crack ( same as a defrost bimetal ) , so , It is best to leave the ice maker on . It uses no electricity when it turns itself off due to " enough " ice .

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