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Ice maker not making ice

After a year and a half, the ice maker just stopped working. I've noticed some ice build up in the freezer lately, which is kind of odd. But, I know the freezer is cool enough to make ice. There is no water in the bucket of the ice maker, but I can get water out of the water dispenser. Any ideas?

Posted by Angela Durkin on

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  • Lono33 Mar 11, 2008

    same problem. model # 106.56534400

    help! There is no way I am going to pay some dude $200 to come out. As the wife wisely put it, we'll just buy bags of ice and pour them in if we have to. I am decently handy, and am not intimidated to get in there and start messing with stuff... but I definately need a bit of guidance.

    thanks for any ideas or feedback

    Kevin L
    Parker, CO

    * e mail is lono33 at comcast.net

  • Angela Durkin Feb 03, 2009

    We fixed this ourselves after letting the freezer defrost. Some water must have built up and frozen in the wrong place. After the thaw and then getting it back to the normal temperature we had ice again.

  • mloura May 11, 2010

    How do I check the cam wheel to make it turn?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    not enough water in ice maker

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Anonymous

Check the cam wheel beneath the front cover of the icemaker it is probably not turning.

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