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Ice Maker water drips at the back of the container near turning moter and will not dispense ice cause the water has become frozen?

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I have a repair man here now..My water condensation drain was covered with ice. at the bottom of my side by side freezer. the drain had ice over it..Its just a hole , that has to have warm water poured in it once every year..hope this helps you..L

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