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Is it OK for ice thickener sensor touch water on ice maker

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Yes, it has to touch the water. As the ice builds up the thickness sensor moves up and turns of the refrigeration and turns the heater on.

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    are the "fingers" of the icemaker pointed toward you and slightly up? if not the icemaker is internally broken . is the red light to the right blinking twice and then a one second pause? if not the emmitter is broken. is the black hose coming from the ceiling blocked with ice ? if so the water vave is broken allowing water to seep in hose and freeze. hope this helps.

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    SOURCE: Ice maker not dispensing ice

    It is possible that the water valve behind the refrigerator is either defective or the wire connection is loose.  Also check the fill tube where the water comes in and see if there is ice blocking the fill tube.  Since it's under warranty, have it serviced by the LG warranty to resolve this issue.

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    SOURCE: LG Ice maker

    You may have a broken ice maker and it needs to be replaced. You will need to have a qualified LG technician assist you. 

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    SOURCE: no water to ice maker

  • The water line that's attached to the back of the refrigerator. Make sure you have good water flow. If the flow is poor, repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water.

  • The water-inlet valve. Replace it if it has failed.

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    sometimes the ice maker works and sometimes it does not work.

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