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Ice maker line is frozen and after thawing freezes right back up. Water dispenser works fine. Is there a heating element on the line to the ice maker ? Or valve problem ?

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That is the most common fault with the side by side fridge/freezer. Because the temp is approx.-23 deg centigrade the small open piece of pipe is easily frozen. Try and get some armourflex from a refrigeration shop (1/4 inch) and cover the pipe over as much as possible to reduce the visible area in the freezer. This will be a big plus.

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