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My Ice maker compartment does not get cold enough to freeze

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My Ice maker compartment does not get cold enough to freeze water. I press test the motor makes a cycle then fills the tray with water....then nothing. I added some ice out of a bag and in the morning the ice had melted. I ran the manual defrost but there does not seem to be any ice/frost buildup anywhere in the fridge/freezer.
Model number RF4267HARS
Freezer set to -22 C
Fridge set to +1 C
Ice maker is not disabled.
Water comes out of the dispenser and does fill the ice tray
I have changed the water filter.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ice bucket enclosure is 15C. Fridge 5C which it is set for and freezer -22C which it is set at.
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Any flashing segments on the display numbers?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
nothing flashing. Everything is operating normal except the for the ice bucket area being warm
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I emptied the fridge and freezer this morning and unplugged it.
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

How long has it been unplugged?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
30 min to 1hr
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Okay, it is likely that there is a frost obstruction in the ducting to the ice maker area. I would leave the doors open for 24 hours to allow a full thaw. With no error displays, it is likely to just need defrosting. Are you able to allow that much time?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

I suspect a full thaw will restore operation. If you still have problems after thawing, it is likely to be an air flow issue (fan motor, damper, etc). Keep me posted, I will be available if it hangs up again!

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Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I see this question is still open and I was just following up to see if you require further assistance.