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Crushed Ice only

I only get crushed ice, even when set on cube. Ice also clumps up and over fills the storage area.

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I have a similiar problem. I have dumped the ice and started ice maker again. It make ice but will not despense ice cubes.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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