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Icemaker auger jams , GE side by side

Cresent cubes are sticking together in threes and fours and causing auger to jam at bucket opening

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Water expands when it freezes and you probably have too much of it when the mold tray fills... Readjust the level to a bit less and you won't have triplet or quadruplet ice cubes..
Hope that helps...

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