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Icemaker will not produce many ice cubes, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesnt, sometimes they are hollow and sometimes they are not. Any idea on what would cause this problem

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Look for a kink in water line / also the main water shut off valve ( under sink ) may not be letting enough water through. and line pressure may be the problem . i would start at the under sink valve first then the line and the main water valve in frig . mm hope this helps . mm feed back pls

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