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Too much wate flow into icemaker

I think too much water is flowing into the ice maker. water overflows and spills into the freezer freezing everything. what controls the amount of water flowing into the icemaker??? the icemaker does make ice but the exceswater spills into the freezer making a frozen mess.

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  • zerogee Nov 03, 2008

    I forgot to add this is a Kenmore model 106.955761

  • zerogee Nov 03, 2008

    no it is not leaking. the ice tray is full of water and freezes that way. it is just putting too much water in the tray overflowing.



    what controlls the 4oz of water??? the valve or something in the icemaker?

  • zerogee Nov 03, 2008

    i just did a test. i placed a 16oz bottle over the in-fill tube and it almost completely filled the bottle. i would say it has 12oz of water. so back to my orginal question, what controls the water valve, something in the icemaker or is the vavle set to deliver a set amount of water only???

  • jonesteague Nov 06, 2008

    Mine does the same, but I was wondering what controls the valve opening and closing, a timer?. If the valve was not closing completely, wouldn't it leak through all the time?

  • zerogee Nov 07, 2008

    well i changed the water valve but it still is putting out too much water. so, what is my next option??? buy a new icemaker??? is there any way to reset the icemaker?? i would really hate to buy a new icemaker when that one is working ok execpt for the water. i'm open to any suggestions??

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    For the past 2 weeks the ice cube molds have been over-filled, the extra water has been freezing in a cascade form into the ice holder. The amount of extra water has gradually increasing. Where is the timer forthe water inlet valve?

  • teddybear39 Nov 17, 2008

    leak water and over flows everwhere

  • ricardoroth Nov 26, 2008

    My Stainless Steel Kenmore does the same thing. How do you replace the wtr valve?

  • cryder44 Dec 23, 2008

    model # 9515511 Kenmore Coldspot-- Icemaker quit working, and I took cover off, tapped the wheel and it started turning. Everything worked fine until it was time for the water filler to fill tray up again. It started filling and wouldn't stop. I had to tap (lightly) the wheel again, and it proceeded to stop the water and act normal. Whats the problem?

  • TerryBagby Dec 28, 2008

    I just put on a new water valve, and now get too much water in the tray each cycle. The rest flows into the tray and freezes all the ice together. How do I control the amount of water? What makes it shut off when full?

  • Debbie Jan 14, 2009

    I have an older Kitchenaid fridge, and the icemaker just started doing this same thing. . .too much water in the cube tray, so the ice doesn't pop out more than once or twice a day, and when it does, new water overflows and runs into the rest of the freezer. If you can figure out what the problem is, please let me know, as I don't really have the money to buy a new icemaker at this point. Thanks~

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It over filling or it leaking from the mold i never seen thi model over filled mold when i see wtr in bin is usually the mold that is leaking you can check with a mirror or remove to inspect is texture is peeling off repl entire ice maker if is ok then repl wtr valve is not closing when it has filled the mold you only need 4oz of wtr

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    Rosendo Madero Nov 05, 2008

    repl the wtr valve

  • Rosendo Madero
    Rosendo Madero Nov 06, 2008

    zerogge it looks like the wtr valve is not closing on time repl it it should only stay open long enough to fill mold with 4 to 5 oz no more than that

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