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Ice forms behind freezer where fan is.

The ice seems to be coming from the ice maker feeder tube where water appears to splash over and freezes. I have tried many things but can't prevent problem from reoccurring. Help!

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What you have is a drippy water valve. They drip Ice forms behind freezer where fan is. - 6f2cfe6.jpgjust like a faucet when they get a little age on them. Thaw out the tube and replace the water valve.

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Ice maker is splashing water all over back of freezer and it builds up til the fan starts to make noise if I turn it off and defrost the ice it will start up noise free til the ice builds again.


What is the model number of your unit? When the ice builds up, does the ice just build up where it is splashing or is the ice also building up behind the back wall of the freezer?

Thank you! Richard

Jul 21, 2011 | Refrigerators

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The freezer isn't making alot of ice. Can the hose behind the ice maker freeze?


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

When a refrigerator slows down ice production it is usually the result of poor air-flow through the evaporator coils. The poor air-flow is due to ice build up on the evaporator coils. The ice build up happens because the unit is not defrosting properly or the evaporator fan is not running at full speed.

To answer your question "Can an Ice-maker tube freeze?" Yes, they can and do freeze but when they do freeze that is caused by a defective inlet water valve that is leaking water by when it is supposed to be shut off. It can freeze if some one set the temp control to MAX cold. Additionally when they do freeze and the Ice-maker cycles the plastic hose on the back of the unit pops out of the ice maker tube and each cycle starts porting ice maker fill water on the floor.

This may sound odd.. but. Perform a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so do not leave it unattended) The return the unit to normal service and after 8 hours start watching the amount of ice produced. (Should be normal for 2 days!) If after 2 days the ice production slows again you have an automatic defrosting problem that is causing the ice build up on the evaporator coils.

If you need any more assistance please include your complete model number in any future responses.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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I have water leaking in the freeer apparently down the back wall and pools on floor to form ice. Water has also accumulates under freezer on hard wood floor but not all the time. Model MSD27326R There is...


Water coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the defrost drain pan.

Here's what to do:
  • If the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.
  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.
  • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.

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Ice make has stopped making ice


Try filling the icemaker with a cup of water where the ice is made. Make sure the shut off arm is up. wait like a day. if it does make ice then you water valve needs to be replaced. if it doesnt replace the ice maker. also dont forget to check the tube behind the ice maker. it feed the icemaker with water. if that freezes up then water cant make it to the ice, thus ice maker and valve are fine. get behind the frig at the upper top right behind where the ice maker is but outside back. there is a tube that can be pulled out that is the feeder tube make sure no ice, do this ok?

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Fan makes noise on LG lsc26905tt. defrosted and


Sounds like ice is building up near the fan blades. Try defrosting it longer to melt out all the ice and see if that helps.

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Ice maker not freezing the water. teeth still appear to be turning but water only freezing due to cold freezer. water mostly overflowing and forming icicles all over the freezer section. have removed ice...


the freezer is supposed to freeze the water, the icemaker is just the form for the ice and the motor is to free the ice from the form, make sure water supply is cold water and not hot

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Replace the water inlet valve . Water is seeping thru the valve when closed . Drops of water seeping thru and freezing inside the fill tube . After replaceing valve , be sure to remove the ice from the fill tube .

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ICE MAKER FREEEZES


my suggestion is unplug frige. for a couple of days! yes you will have to vacate everything. let all ice melt.. have mops and buckets ready for a poss. flood due to so much ice buildup. see if you can disconnect any hoses after thaw and blow in them. make sure fridge is disconnected!. look for any cracked plastic since these can become brittle in time and use 100 percent silicone to seal.
hope for the best!

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Ice maker is not functioning


sounds like a frozen fill tube, easy to check pull out refrig and you see plstic tub running into top of freezer section from behind, sometimes theres a connector fitting half way up the tube, if not you have to cut tubing and install a coupling to repair cut(available at any harware store)after cutiin tube try blowin throughin to freezer, if you cant its frozen,un freezing somtimes challange, sometimes able to blow straight though the ice other timesi se hair dryer (from iside freezer where fills the ice maker itself. best way ive found is using my steam machine i bought from one of the infomercial.good luck!!!

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