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Amana ic6 ice maker

The plastic tubing got pulled ot from the water fill tube elbow when the moved the refrigerator. We put the tube back into the water fill tube elbow, but no more ice is being made. The rest of the unit works because when i was holding the tube in my hand, the unit called for water and it flew out all over the kitchen.

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  • pgdowling Aug 20, 2008

    There was an ice buildup at the bottom of the tube, right where it is supposed to dump the water into water cup. I thawed it out and the ice built up a second time. Is there anything that might be blocking the water from moving out of the tube into the cup, and from there into the tray? How do I get at whatever it is that might be blocking the water?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    The water doesn't feed up the tube on the back of the frig

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Sounds like your ice maker is working properly and that maybe you pinched the water line when you reinstalled it back into the elbow.. is the elbow clear of any ice build up or foreighn matter that would restrict the flow of water into the ice mold tray? If so..that's your problem.. ( thaw it out or melt it and then you should be OK) Hope that helps..

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