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Icemaker won't fill

I have a side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator purchased in 2005. The icemaker won't fill. About a year ago this happened and I used a hair dryer to thaw the shosrt black rubber hose where the water enters the tray--it had become frozen. I've tried that this time and it's not helping and just freezes back. What to do? Thanks.

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