Our ice maker broke last weekend. No big deal right? Except we drink a lot of water. I don't know how many times I've stood at the ice box (this one's for you dad ;-) pressing the button waiting for some ice, then remembering it is broken.
I did all the tests I could find online that didn't require moving the fridge to get to the back and determined it is either the thermostat or the whole unit. Of course GE doesn't sell just parts so I had to order a whole unit. Sears wanted $130 but I found it online for $75. Hopefully it will be fixed by the end of next week.
Not bad for an 11 year old part we use every day.