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I have installed a new icemaker and it is not working, where do I need to turn it on? or what should I do?

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Kindly Refer the user manual that you get when you purchase the Appliance of call an Appliance Repair Expert to fix the problem.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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    Kindly If you notice I just give you an advice which mean to refer the manual . Dear If you try to fix the problem yourself it will just increase your problem as you are not expert. There will be also huge danger of electric shock all the time. So I suggest you to call a repair expert so you can get benefit from his experience. It may cost some dollars but life is more precious



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