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Just hooked up the ice maker on a 2yr old side by side--- water works but no water going in to make ice--

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Make sure the switch is turned on.it is on the inside of the freezer door or on the ice maker part,if on the icemaker it is a thick wire arm with a plate on it ,it should be in the down position.Hope this helps if so give us a 4 thumbs up. THANKS

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