Water getting in the Ice storage bin and freezing the ice in blocks causing the ice maker to jam and not drop from the despener. I use to have a similiar problem with another refrigeator when the ice tray calcified causing the ice not to drop and the water would flow over the tray. I feel a little roughness in the trays, but not much. Any suggestions on how to fix? The Manual does not give me a solution
The problem is not the door. the ice tray get stuck and will not turn and release the ice. somehow after several cycles it get stuck. the water keeps filling the tray on the cycles, but on top of the frozen ice cubes on the tray, this is why it drains out. they tray has a heater below, i do belive this is the problem, but i have been unable to get the part. will have to replace the all icemaker
Clear the Ice tray by pressing the button under the ice maker. The problem is that the ice is in the first couple of slots is not dumping and the tray tries to fill again and over flows. I pressed the button and cleared the tray of ice (This will tilt the tray and twist it to empty it) that was re-frozen several times without dumping. My ice maker works perfectly after I did the above. I think the problem arises if the door did not close completely. I stopped hanging the dish cloth on the door and on my LG Dish wisher. I hope this helps
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Try filling the ice maker with tap water until the tray is full allow it to freeze turn on the ice maker and if after the water freezes it drops the ice into the ice container then replace the water control valve found at this link below Water Inlet Valve WPW10341320
If after the water freezes with the ice maker on it does not drop into the ice bin then replace the ice maker itself part number below Ice Maker Assembly WPW10251076
Appliance 911 Sea Breeze
Most icemakers have a low voltage defrosting element wrapped around the ice shute to prevent the ice from freezing and jamming up. Carefully have a look for any disconnected wires or damage to the heating element. If the ice is getting "glued" together in the ice box itself, its likely that the water tray is overfilling and causing water to run down into the ice box. When it freezes, it freezes all the ice blocks together. In this case, you may need a new ice maker tray or ice maker water valve.
There is a few things that you will need to check to isolate the problem. this first thing is locate the fill tube where the water comes into the ice maker. What you are looking for is any ice frozen inside causeing an overspray of sorts. If that checks good, then the next thing is look at the icemaker itself. Look at where the water goes to and freezes. Is it completely full of frozen water? if so then the water valve is sending too much water either because the ice maker called for it or the valve stuck and didn't close when it was supposed to. If its not full, look at the bottom of the ice maker, checking if there are any cracks allowing water to fall into the bin. My personal opinion though would be to change the ice maker and the water valve because of the age of the machine. the bad part is the actual icemaker for that model has been discontinued but I believe you can use a whirlpool style that matches, comes in a kit that has both the water valve and icemaker, and cost almost half the price as the original. that part number is 1129313
When you say "frozen" do ya mean that all the ice in the storage bin is one huge block of ice?? if yes all the ice is frozen together,that is caused by a malfunctioning water inlet valve that is not fully closing yet stays opena wee bit allowing water to seep into the storage bin and freezing all the ice together. To repair that the water inlet valve would need to be replaced. Its part number 2188542it could be picked up at your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com apwagner.com partselect.com apdepot.com repairclinic.com
Hello,The reason all the ice freezes together and you see icecicles forming from the icemaker,is going to caused by the water inlet valve on the back of the refrig.is not fully closing but instead it's seeping water through it and dripping into the ice storage bucket. To stop that from happening the water inlet valve would need to be replaced. On refrigerators that have a built in water filter,alot of times their will be 2 water valves and the one that is bad causing water to seep through it will be the one called the SECONDARY valve. GENE
Hello, The reason that is happening,is the water inlet valve is not fully closing and seeping water through it,it drips into the ice storage bin and freezes the ice into one huge block. To fix that the water inlet valve needs to be replaced.Their are 2 valves on that refrig. and the one that is causing the problem is the one with dual outlets its part # 218658000 It can be purchased at your local appliance parts store on online at searspartsdirect.com repairclinic.com apwagner.com apdepot.com midwestapplianceparts.com
You could have either the ice maker causing this or the side of the water control valve that feeds the ice maker is defective. Here is a simple test to see which is causing the problem. Fill ice maker with tap water. If after the water freezes the cubes drop into the ice bin then the water does not refill it will need the dual water control valve replaced. If ice just sits there then the ice maker needs to be fixed or replaced depending on your Maytags model number. Let me know the model number and results, Thanks, Sea Breeze
In photo below you can see the heating element that comes on moments before the ice maker drops the ice. If not working then the icemaker will struggle to unload. You need to unplug the refrigerator and then unpluge the ice maker and remove it to test these parts. Test with a multi meter or ohm meter. Test the 2 connections next to the number #26. Hope this helps, Sea Breeze
i would recommend changing the water valves as they may be sticking or leaking now you can take the icemaker loose get a small baby bottle short the terminals to cycle water fill catch it with the bottle and see how much water it dumps should be about 4 ounces if the valve leaks will over fill the ice maker over a period of time say the valve is leaking a few drops at a time and the bail arm has the icemaker shut off because its touching ice in the bin but the water just keeps dripping down the fill tube till it runs over did you replace the whole icemaker or just the motor module