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I have the Sub Zero 550 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator. Just recently, the Freezer section started getting warmer and the ice maker stopped working...all at roughly the same time. It had been set to "5" regularly. I turned the freezer to 0, vaccuumed out the coils/air intake up top, made sure the fan at the top was running (which it is), set the freezer temp back to 5 and am waiting to see what happens. The freezer only gets cold enough to freeze ice when I set it to 10 now. And the ice maker itself still is not working. The refrigerator part has been working fine all along. Any idea what might have happened? Is there some trouble shooting I can do with the ice maker? Would a busted ice maker affect the entire temperature of the freezer? Please help :) Thanks, D

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