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My ice maker is coated with ice. Can i defrost it somehow?

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You can but that won't stop if from doing it again. Most likely ice maker is defective allowing water valve to stay open too long

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Yes, try a heir dryer.

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Hi chjnt,
What is the model and age of the fridge?

If it is a side by side and you did all that for it already, perhaps it may need a replacement ice maker.
They are not complected to install!

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Let me know any other info you may have.
I think it needs a ice maker replacement!

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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I get water line to ice maker defrosted?

you will have to remove the Ice maker and the use either a hair drier or shop vac the blow air onto the line unit it thaws. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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should be in the down position the way it works is when the ice is dispenced into the bucket the arm at the same time raises up once there is enough ice the ice keeps the arm up stoping the ice maker

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: ice maker was frozen & we used a hair dryer to defrost and now it

If there were ice cubes in the ice machine and it was doing nothing, then the ice maker is bad and you will need a replacement. This happens unfortunately. It is nothing that you did with the hair dryer tho. If I have misunderstood the problem I will gladly help further pending more information :) gl!

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