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Ice maker is dripping into ice bin after water refills?

I have a an Amana DRB1801AW refrigerator that has a bottom freezer. The past three months or so I have had to put a plastic container (formerly a smaller butter container) in the back left corner of the ice bin because if I don't water drips from the ice maker down into the ice bin. It only does this right after the ice maker has dispensed and refills. I don't know if there is a simple fix, or if I need a complete new ice maker? Also, occassionally I am finding debris in the ice that looks like paper or some kind of thin lining that came off somewhere. I would appreciate any solutions so that I am not having to consistantly empty and put back the plastic container, or have my ice all matted together because of the dripping water freeziing.

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I had this problem on my refrigerator. I talked to a service tech at the local appliance dealer and here's what he said. There is a valve at the back of the refrigerator (mine is a side by side, but the basics are the same When the Ice maker goes thru it cycle, a part of that cycle is to turn on the water to fill the ice tray, then the next portion of that cycle is to turn off the water. What is happening is that the valve is getting the signal to close but due to mineral build up on the valve surface it is not able to completely shut off.
The solution is to replace the valve. This is not difficult. Turn off the water to the refrig. It's usually runs under the cabinets to the sink and you can see a plastic hose under there with a small handle you can turn to shut it off. Pull the refrig out so you can get to the back and you will see the valve. It will be connected to the same hose that is under the sink Remove and replace the valve. make sure all the little hose fittings are tight. Turn on the water under the sink and check for leaks.

Hope this helps PS you can get a new valve at most any appliance dealer.

Good luck Loringh

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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