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Ice maker isn't making ice..the water supply line that connects at the top back of the frig is leaking as if the water is not able to enter the ice maker ,,, is it possible that the valve is clogged with sediment or that the valve could be defective?... can I take out the ice maker to see if there is sediment?

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Probably frozen with ice should be able to pull tube out or use hair to thaw, should change water valve as it is leaking by to cause problem

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If possible reroute the supply line out of the freezer area

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