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Ice maker ice in ice maker clumps up and get frost on outside of food by ice maker

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Peace,
It's hands on service time.
Ice makers in a side by side are not easy for even the tech to diagnosis!
Leave this headache to the hands on tech!
You will be much happier this way! And relaxed.
bless you,
ngafm
Please give me a good rating for this valuable advice!

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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