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Ice maker leaking

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.

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  • Cricket5 Mar 23, 2008

    my ice maker leaks and now it no longer makes ice

  • oscar b May 19, 2008

    I believe too much water is coming into the ice maker, resulting in overflow of some water into the ice cube container and resultant melted mass of ice in the right side of the container. Is there an adjustment for the amount of water flowing into the ice maker at each cycle?



  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    how about a solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. Too much water is coming into my ice tray. This ends up as a big chunk of ice in the catcher.
    How do I turn the water down

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    I have the same problem ... has anyone been able to fix it without having to call and/or pay for a repair?

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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.

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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

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    Jerry Mace Jul 15, 2009

    Follow-up: Now that the water flow is corrected, if you still have water dribbling into the icemaker and causing the iceberg, the water inlet valve will need to be replaced. Some models have a single, a double, or (like mine) a triple valve. Order the right part by checking the number on it FIRST, yes, pull the fridge out and MAYBE get a little dusty, but get the right part number - - mine was $42.

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If the water is still dripping slowly after a normal "water fill" cycle, the Ice maker water solenoid valve is likely leaking by.

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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

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I'm going to check and see if this works for my Frigidaire FRS20ZRG. Thanks...

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Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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replace the icemaker fill switch in the icemaker its self its a micro switch behind the gold panel on the front of the icemaker

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot Side by Side Model #57562791

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

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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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