Re: Icemaker makes tons of ice and it spills all over the...
The icemaker should have a thin metal arm that turns it off when the arm is raised, and on when the arm is lowered. This is so when the tub of ice gets full, the cubes push the arm up, and the icemaker is turned off to keep from making excess ice.
When I had the overflowing ice, I checked my icemaker and found that the arm had fallen off (and thus the icemaker won't know when to stop making ice). I found the arm and stuck it back on, and all was well. It may be a bit tricky, and it might take some ingenuity to keep the arm from falling back off.
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Well if the water was constantly running into the icemaker, it would be consequently over filling and spilling out through the unit doors onto your floor. The icemaker can be making a whirling sound, which typically means the ejector arm is stuck, most likely due to a failed thermostat or heater in the ice maker itself. If the water valve is stuck and truly is spilling everwhere in your unit, the problem could be caused by a stuck module contact in the ice maker, or a defective water valve. I guess the best thing to do is to isolate the problem, define where exactly you are hearing the noise. Icemaker assembly, or water valve? If the water valve is sticking open, identify which side of the water valve solonoid is making noise, then check the incoming line voltage to the unit with a meter. If there is 110v approximately coming into the valve, replace the ice maker module. If there is no voltage coming into the unit but it remains on, turn off the water supply and replace the valve. Some high end refrigerators use a relay board to activate the water valve.. in this case you'll have to identify the correct relay for the water valve and make sure that its not sticking closed or malfunctioning, if this is truly your problem with the unit.
Sometimes the water inlet are of an ice maker for no reason will freeze up preventing water from reaching the tray and making a mess. What will happen is the ice maker fill tube on the back of the cabinet also freezes up. As a result the icemaker tries to cycle pressure then builds up in the plastic feed line to the fill tube. This pressure build up in a very "low pressure" plastic line causes that plastic line to push itself out of the press to fit connections (fittings) at the back of the unit or under the unit. Hence the next cycle it just ports water to the now open line causing water to go to the floor instead of the icemaker.
You can locate the source of the leak by simply following the plastic fill tube and re-insert it into the fitting. You still need to find the ice build up that caused the initial leak and melt that ice buildup with a hair dryer or a fan until it is clear. Once you clear the ice blockage (near the rear of the icemaker) it should work normally again.
Most of the time that problem is caused by your drain hole in the freezer being blocked up with food or trash....or sometimes ice. Every 8, 10, or 12 hours depending on your defrost timer you fridge will defrost itself and drain the water under the fridge to a pan. If that drain is plugged then the water runs into the bottom of the freezer and sometimes will leak out onto the floor of your house. Another thing that it could be is the icemaker. Make sure the icemaker is not spilling water all over. If your icemaker is working ok, and there is not icecicles all over then rule out the icemaker. I would bet it's your drain.
Hopefully, you've solved your problem by now, over a year later. If not, a similar problem I have with my 532 is due to the aluminum tube that the water flows through to fill the icemaker. Over time, this metal tube moves away from the icemaker toward the hose it is attached to due to the hose being warmer than the freezer compartment. This creates a gap between the metal tube and the icemaker causing water to spill into the ice bucket each time the icemaker refills. It makes you think the ice is melting and refreezing, but it is really just the water freezing when it spills into the ice. To correct the problem. you have to remove the icemaker, which is not that difficult, if you have a long stem phillips screwdriver. Then grab the metal water tube with some needle nose pliers, and pull it toward you to return it to its original position. If you pull too hard and it comes completely off the hose it is attached to, it is difficult to re-connect, but can be done, as I have had this happen several times, and have succeeded to re-connect it each time with some patience. The metal tube must fit snuggly into the icemaker when the icemaker is re-installed to prevent it from leaking water into the ice bucket each time it refills. My model 532 is now 23 years old and still working. Good luck!
Sounds like it has a " seeping " water valve . Only thing to do is replace the water inlet valve . There is a certain amount of water to go into icemaker at fill . A seeping valve will let water continually drip into icemaker , making large cubes which icemaker cannot dump . A larger amount of seeping , will overfill the icemaker , and drip into the freezer and floor .
Hi, The first thing you want to check is the inlet tube where the water spills into the icemaker. Most of the time, the tube gets plugged with ice preventing the ice maker to fill. If there are no blockages, check the inlet valve on the ice maker side of the valve. You can test the valve when the ice maker cycles and see if it is getting 120V. If there is voltage and the solenoid does not engage, replace the inlet valve.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.
it over filling or it leaking from the mold i never seen thi model over filled mold when i see wtr in bin is usually the mold that is leaking you can check with a mirror or remove to inspect is texture is peeling off repl entire ice maker if is ok then repl wtr valve is not closing when it has filled the mold you only need 4oz of wtr