When your ice maker produces small or hollow cubes, it's a sign the unit isn't getting enough water. The cause could be a faulty thermostat or a bad water-inlet valve--problems you may want a professional to fix.
Or if you're lucky, you may just have a clog in the water-supply system.
See "HOW ICE MAKERS WORK " at link belowhttp://www.repairclinic.com/0088_1_3.asp#Level1_1
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