An ice maker may dispense water instead of ice if the freezer temperature is set too high. An ice maker functions best when the freezer temperature is set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to RepairClinic.com, the ice maker unit of a refrigerator does not function properly if the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensuring the right temperature could entail repairing a malfunctioning component of the freezer, such as the condenser coil or condenser fan.
HomeTips.com offers helpful advice for troubleshooting and repairing ice makers as well as a comment section for users to discuss this situation.