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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

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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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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