Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator
My icemaker leaks water that forms a large icicle in the icecube tray. whats the problem causing this? i have to remove the ice formation at least once a day. Ive tried changing the filter. Nothing has worked.
Sometimes the frozen chunk of ice in the back of your ice tub is caused by the tub being overfilled. The ice cubes pile up so high that they come in contact with the defrost heating element in the bottom of the ice maker. This melts the already formed cubes and form a blob of ice in the rear of the tub.
If the "icicle" is forming even when the tub is relatively empty, then it is probably a leaking solenoid valve. This is an electric water valve that opens and closes according to demand. Like any valve, it has seats that eventually leak, especially in areas with hard water. This will need to be replaced. Water filters go a long way in increases the usefaul life span of the valve and will also improve the ice quality.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
Too Much Water! The ice maker normally takes about 8 oz of water for a fill; try this test. Measure exactly how much water is dispensed from the water dispenser; it should be equal to 1 oz per second. This water is fed from the same supply line as the ice maker. If you are getting more than 1 oz per second (test it for 8 seconds, of course), try adjusting the metering valve, if you have one, where the 1/4" line taps into the house supply. A new filter could also adjust the flow back to normal.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
If the water is still dripping slowly after a normal "water fill" cycle, the Ice maker water solenoid valve is likely leaking by.
Posted on Dec 04, 2006
The timer that controls when and how much water fills the tray is bad. i have replaced the entire tray unit that includes a timer on a Maytag (2 different refrigerators) problem solved
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
I'm going to check and see if this works for my Frigidaire FRS20ZRG. Thanks...
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi debie normaly the life of these ice maker range from 3 to 4 years then the wtr hardness eats them up and the mold start leaking wtr but if is a fairly new model the you have a faulty wtr vale that is not closing sending wtr all the time to the ice maker repl the ice maker is you see is peeling of the texture inside if it is ok repl the valve
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
SOURCE: Icemaker leaking causing icicles
Is it overfilling with water? If so, it may be an problem with the fill valve leaking slightly. I say slightly because if it were a large leak, the freezer would have frozen puddles in it. Also check the water chute to be sure the water is all going into the freeze tray. Sometimes they can work loose.
If the seam is leaking, there could be a crack in the housing - not sure that's repairable - sometimes epoxy will work (5 minute, 2 part) but it can be difficult for glue to hold on the type of plastic used in an ise maker housing.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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