Question about Refrigerators
There is a solenoid that controls the water flowing to the ice maker in the freezer. It is usually near the bottom of the fridge on the back. It may be covered by a cardboard or metal back that is easily removed by taking off a few screws. There will be one water supply line coming into it and one or two water supplies going out. When the solenoid begins to fail it sends water to the ice maker when it doesn't need it causing an overflow in the ice tray which leaks down into the freezer giving it a kind of glacier effect. Real easy fix though. Just replace the solenoid on the back of the fridge. I bought one online for around $20 and it is very easy to do. If you have water in the door and an ice maker it will be a dual solenoid. Turn off the water supply, disconnect the water lines, take the solenoid off the fridge to get the part number. Google it, Get it, put it back in the way you took it out, turn the water supply back on and your back in business without a costly ripoff technician.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
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Hey Trudy Guldin, thank you for your post!
Based off the information you have provided its sounds like there could be a potential issue within your solenoid, water valve, or water filter of your Frigidaire refrigerator. When was the last time you changed your filter? I would remove and make sure there is no damage visible on your filter. If so, you would need to replace the filter. If it is any one of the other underlying issues I would recommend having a technician come out to the home and properly repair your appliance. -Matt
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