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Ice maker leaking into ice storage tray

Automatic ice maker in upper freezer compartment leaks causing large icecicle to form...has to be removed daily Whirlpool ED25TEXHN00 side by side refrigerator: automatic ice maker in upper freezer compartment leaks causing large icecicle to form...has to be removed daily

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  • ucpcwebb Oct 17, 2008

    The hose looks fine. I couldn't find a "stopper?" Right now my ice make is turned off (metal lever in upright position) and there is no leaking at all.

  • ucpcwebb Oct 25, 2008

    Is the sensor inside the ice maker itself? if so, I can replace the ice maker for around $100.

  • ucpcwebb Oct 31, 2008

    Sounds like a good idea! I'll give it a try before I go the route of replacing it.

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Disreguard all the other fixyas,first if you still have ice buildup get your hair dryer and heat it up and melt it,then remove the front off the icemaker,you have a cube size dial,turn it down and it will reduce the amount of water that goes into the icemaker,if that does no work go on ebay and pickup a univeral icemaker for around $50,hope this helped you-mike

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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Instructions Difficulty: Easy Things You’ll Need:

  • Pot of boiling water
  • Towel
  • Insulated cooler
Step1 The first thing you need to do is empty out the freezer. Store it temporarily in a large insulated cooler. Step2 Shut the freezer thermostat off Step3Boil a pot of water and place in the freezer. Shut the freezer door and let the water stay inside for approximately fifteen minutes. Step4After 15 minutes, check to see if the ice is loose enough from the freezer walls to be removed. Using your hands, break free any ice that comes off easily and put it in your sink. Step5Replace the boiling water with more boiling water and repeat the process until all ice is removed. Step6Wipe the freezer walls clean with a towel and check to make sure there are no cracks on the bottom of the freezer. Step7Now, you can turn the thermostat back on and restock your freezer. Temperature should adjust within the hour to its original temperature. Thanks

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Check the tank at the bottom of the firdge it could fill up.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    Pull the refrigerator away from the wall and locate the copper water-supply line. It runs from the house water line to the refrigerator water-supply valve. (To get to the supply valve, you may have to use a screwdriver or a nut driver and socket to remove your refrigerator's back access panel.)

    Inspect the copper supply line, the supply valve, and the plastic supply tube that runs from the other side of the supply valve to the back of the ice maker.

    If a connection is leaking, tighten it with an adjustable wrench. If either the copper supply line or the plastic supply tube is leaking, you need to replace it.

    Turn off the water supply. The valve may be under the kitchen sink or connected to a cold-water pipe in your basement.

    Remove the faulty line and take it to a hardware store to get an exact replacement

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Start with hose replcement buy parts at sears water hose to main ice maker might have crack in it or the stopper is bad get in ther look close with brite light

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I hear an echo, anyway there is a sensor that tells the water for the ice maker to shut off when enough water has flowed to fill ice maker, this sensor malfunction is a very common problem, I have heard stories of houses getting flooded from them not working correctly, it is about a $200 repair.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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Water leaks from freezer compartment onto the floor. Ice forms on bottom of freezer, then melts onto the floor.


In addition to the the other answers, also check to make sure your ice maker is not leaking around the the equipment box. Except for water on the floor, I had the same problem as you did, ice in the bottom of the freezer. It turned out to be the ice maker leaking, which is a common problem with that particular ice maker. I bought one on line and replaced it myself. If that is part of your problem, I can give you instructions on replacing it. It's not too hard.

I had the same problem. The ice maker started leaking water into the ice storage bin. I had to replace the ice maker. I did it myself and it’s easy. I ordered one over the internet. Here’s the link to the Sears parts: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/Kenmore-elite-Refrigerator-Parts/61005508/0046/464/Model-59676603600/0583/0161000.html
You’ll see three adjusting screws on the side of new ice. They preset at the factory so don’t touch them!
Ice maker replacement Instructions for bottom freezers: First, use your refrigerator to store the frozen food because it will only take you about 30 minutes to replace the ice maker. Unplug the power. Lift the ice maker wire switch to shut it off. One step no one tells you about but makes the job much easier is to remove the freezer sliding door. Remove the wire mesh storage tray in the freezer. Then with the drawer door pulled out, lift it up slightly with the handle, which releases it, and slide it out of the rails. Now you got it made! Carefully pull the front plastic cover off the ice maker. When you pull on it, you will see it separate from the rest of the machine. It simply snaps off and on the maker. You may need it for you new machine. Mine did not come with one. Unplug the wiring harness from the top back of the freezer. There are two hex head screws that hold the ice make to the side of the freezer. Unscrew them and the ice maker is free to remove. If your new maker did not come with the wire switch, simple pull the old one out of each side the switch mechnisiam and slide it into the new one. Now reverse the above steps to install your new maker. It may take an hour or so for it to start operating, just be patient. You may want to just sleep on it?

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Ice maker is leaking water at the rear of the ice maker, somewhere around the water inlet. Water is dripping slowly and building up an ice ***** BEHIND (outside) the ice cube storage bin AND inside the...


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

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Freezer works ice maker leaks water into freezer compartment. Refridgerator cranked up all the way cold and throws warm air not cooling food it is 5 years old


sounds like its set to high on the cold selection, and it needs to actually defrost , setting the freezer to colder much of the time will worsen the problem, if you can unplug it for a day and let the machine defrost ( deice) then it will be able to actually function better, Ice causes the functions to not be able to work properly. the ice maker leak could be caused by the limit switch being frozen , remove the tray and make sure that the unit isn't clogged with ice, if it is,, leave the tray out while you have it unplugged, and it too will fix itself once the ice is removed

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I recently replaced the evaporator fan motor. Now I have two problems: 1) Ice maker does not dump ice automatically. The water line is clear and fills up the tray. The ice freezes but will not dump the...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

You made this statement:

I have to manually make the ice dump. 2) I now have a slight build up of ice under the ice maker where it appears the water from the ice tray is leaking and the inside of the freezer also has a slight build up of frost on the walls.

From my 40 years of experience that statement is telling me that the freezers' evaporator coils are blocked with ice. (i.e frost on the walls) When the coils become blocked or built up with ice everything APPEARS to be working fine but the actual freezer temp is above 17 deg F. An ice maker will not initiate an ice-harvest cycle until the temps are between 14 - 16 Deg F. I.e it is not cold enough to automatically make ice because the ice maker thermostat is not closing at 14 - 16 deg F to start the ice harvest.

So I will pose these questions for you and answer them:
Q? What causes the ice on the walls
A: The unit is not defrosting properly.

Q? What causes a refrigerator to not defrost properly?
A: There are several; reasons that a refrigerator will not automatically defrost
1. The defrost control has failed (Most common failure)
2. The defrost heating element has failed
3. The defrost thermostat has failed
4. A wiring problem in the defrost circuit

Now.... you also made this statement:
I now have a slight build up of ice under the ice maker where it appears the water from the ice tray is leaking
You may have a leaking ice tray but it is quite rare. What usually causes an ice build up directly under and ice maker is the inlet water valve leaking / bypassing water when it is supposed to be shut off. An inlet water valve will bypass water when the internal diaphragm fails or debris is blocking the needle seat of the diaphragm. Either way the only remedy is to replace the inlet water valve because the valves are NOT repairable.
Reach inside your freezer and squeeze the rubber tube that fills the ice maker with water. If there is a problem with the inlet water valve the rubber tube starts freezing up with ice. Eventually when the rubber tube is totally frozen the plastic tube on the back of the refrigerator that connects to the rubber tube either leaks or separates from the rubber tube and ports water onto the floor.

If you really want to prove that there is a problem with the inlet water valve turn the ice maker OFF. Remove the plastic tube from the rubber ice maker fill tube (Just pulls out) and place it in a bucket overnight. IF you note water in the bucket the next day then the inlet water valve has for sure failed. Sometimes they LEAK intermittently when the failure first begins so the bucket test may not reveal a leaking inlet water valve. The key here is you said you have water UNDER the ice maker and you suspect a tray leak.

Here is what I recommend you do after the overnight plastic tube in a bucket leakage / bypassing test:
1. Reinstall the plastic tube on to the rubber fill tube.
2. Turn the ice maker ON
3. UNPLUG the refrigerator and so a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents then directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess)
4. Return the unit to normal service
5. Check for ice production 6 - 8 hours after you performed the manual defrost.
If you have automatic ice production you most likely have and automatic defrosting problem... BUT.... there can be a problem with the freezer door / light switch. The door light switch is a 3 contact switch. One contact is a common power wire and the other 2 contacts turn on the light and provide power to the ice maker (and some times the evaporator fan also depending on unit design)
Test the door light switch amd make sure the light will go off when the door is closed. (depress the plunger) If the light stays on the door switch is bad.

Hopefully you have enough information to understand what is happening with your refrigerator and what the causes of the symptoms you have are.

I think in the end you will have to repair the automatic defrost problem and replace the inlet water valve. Do not forget about testing the door light switch.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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