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I have a RS261MDBP side by side and the ice maker stopped working the front temperature lights for the freezer and refrigerator keep moving up and down. I try to set them and it stays for a second then starts moving again.

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Check for ice build-up in and around the freezer fan where the blades are, if you can see ice in there (some times it may look like white foam but dont be fooled, it will be ice), the fan will be hitting it, defrost the freezer and check defrost element, (you will have to dismantle freezer section to get to it but reletively simple job) disconect from mains first. Good luck

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if the filter is dirty enough to where it stops the flow of water then yes.a replacement of the filter should fix the problem for you

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