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The ice maker stopped working. It doesn't seem to be filling with water.

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Does the water dispenser work?

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The ice maker not working: ---

Its the problem of water inlet valve. It's a dual valve. This valve has two tubes in it. One for water dispenser and one for ice maker chamber. The one side of valve is working, but other side of the valve is not working. The valve is got stuck in one position

Click this link below to troubleshoot the problem: ----

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html


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