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Our ice maker will dispense water,but the ice maker does not function.i did not see a filter in the top right of the refrigerator compartment.also i tried everything in the troubleshooting guide in the owners manual.frig was purchased in oct 2006.the tube where the water goes into the icemaker freezez up. thanks

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Coudn't explain it any clearer here. Good job!!!!!

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THATS WHERE YOU START .WITH A BLOW DRYER UN FREEZE THE TUBE THATS FROZEN .NOW CHECK YOUR DOOR GASKET AND IF IT HAS ANY WAY OF LETTING AIR INTO THE FREEZER ........FIX OR REPLACE IT.I'M ASSUMING WARM AIR IS BEING DRAWN INTO FREEZER THROUGH THIS GASKET.IF DOOR GASKET IS GOOD ....REPLACE THE WATER VALVE...
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