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Water to ice maker

Not enough water goes into ice maker ice is very thin but if i fill it by hand it works fine and ice cubes are great

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Check pressure and flow to the solenoid, and after the solenoid. A filter may be slow. There is a small plastic screw on the side of the module that controls fill time. You may have to remove the square cover on the front of the module. A half turn at a time, then let it cycle.

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