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Perfect Catriv, Your advice was right on. I had the same problem with my Icemaker only crushing ice, no cubes. I knew it was the rod in the back but had no Idea what it was called. Now i too can order the part for under $20 and install it myself saving a huge service call fee..... THANKS!!!

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Makes ice, but it does not dispense from the door

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