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The icemaker won't make ice , the fridge is about 19 years old.

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    Joyce Wilson May 20, 2011

    How do you put water in the ice maker? Thanks

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Put some water in the ice maker. If it makes a batch replace the water valve. If ice is already in there then replace the ice maker. Service manual and more HERE

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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You said, your ice maker is making a buzzing or humming noise ice maker isn't making much ice. . fridge is about 2 1/2 years old.

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