Ice maker leaks on 5 yr old side by side fridge freezer but I dont know why.
Ice seems to be made in normal way. Water dispenses OK from door. But the gulley in the bottom of ice bin freezes solid so the auger wont turn and hence trips out the electicity in the house.
Water also leaks down back wall of freezer and freezes in little rivers. Invades the fan and causes it to stop working.
Water tube is NOT blocked and in any case was replaced with one with an air slot to prevent freezing in the tube.
I need to stop the block of ice from forming in the bin, stopping the auger motor and I need to stop the leak down the back of the freezer.
I cant live without electricity in the house!
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Re: leak from icemaker shorts electricity in house
It sounds like the ice in the bin is warming up enough to melt for some reason then re-freeze. Check your door gasket seal and also the ice chute door flapper seal to make sure warm room air isn't being drawn into the ice bin area. Also make sure the freezer area is VERY cold like 0 degrees F or lower, that will keep the ice hard and help stop the ice from having a liquid surface film from opening and closing the freezer door too often (then freezing again). The water down the back is from the ice cubes melting a little then re-freezing. Also, is the frige working OK? Does the compressor turn on and off normally? I ask because sometimes the compress start device is failing and the refer can warm up quite a bit while the compressor is trying to start up... eventually the compressor will start but by then the ice has melted a little then the compressor runs for a long time to bring the temps down again. Monitoring with a thermometer every hour will show if the temps are lowering in the freezer section too much.
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well i think you know what this is!!!!
you moved it and it got upset about it?
but some freezers need to be dead upright
or,,,its the darn thermostat's there playing you up like mad if you cant control them there on there way out
best bet is have new ones fitted or just dump it all together,,after all think of how much that floor is worth? and how much ice cream do you need????
ps,,,i use a hammer drill to get my ice cream out the tub?? have you ever tryed "fried ice cream" its realy
"""""yucky"""""??? (sorry im mad you see)
Hi, this problem is going to be with the running thermostat. (cold Control). It has gone bad and stays open which in turn will keep the compressor running continually and will cause the fridge to get colder and freeze food. It can normally be located in the control panel inside the fridge (it is the control that has wires, the other is the damper). Locate the thermostat and replace it. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike
Your drain is frozen up and so every time unit goes into defrost the water refreezes in the freezer's bottom. You either have to shut fridge off completely and let it dethaw or use hot water and an ice pick to hurry up the process. The drain is located in the very back of freezer. You will have to pull out the bottom drawer to see it. Good luck
I have the GE Profile TFX24PR that exhibited the same symptoms. I had water leaking, making ice in the bottom of the ice bin, as well as under the ice bin. I also discovered ice down the back wall of the freezer.
A technician replaced the ice maker, which did not solve the problem. He put the original back and replaced the valve on the back. That too did not solve the problem. I took matters into my own hands.
I discovered that the ice maker water fill tube that comes in through the back of the freezer wall was leaking. Water would run down the outside of the tube. Some of the water would go into the ice maker, some would go into the ice bin and some of the water would also run down the wall of the fan housing where it passes through a hole in the fan housing. The big problem was the water running down the wall of the fan housing. From there it ran onto the cooling coils, where it would freeze, causing the freezer to go into extended defrost. My freezer and fridge would warm up and I had some food spoil.
If this looks like it may be your problem, you may want to enlist some help for this; it is tedious, time consuming and requires working in the confined spaces of the freezer.
After disassembling the fan housing I was able to access the fill tube. It just pushes in and is prone to wear, especially after fourteen years. I just reversed the ends of the tube and pushed it back in for a snug fit. You may want to consider using a sealer. Everything is working fine now; lots of ice in the bin, and no stray ice or water.
Even though the fridge was given to you it still has a 1 yr warranty from manufacture date. Look on the sticker inside the fridge and see if it gives the manufacture date or get the receipt from you gave it to you. Call 1-800-905-9505 for service. They are nationwide (US). If you find out it is older than 1 yr then use the model # on that sticker and go to www3.sears.com to get the correct part # for the icemaker. Unfortunately these come as a whole unit and can't replace parts. Once you have the correct part # I bet will find a good price on ebay for a new ice maker. If you need help finding the part # or any other questions let me know. If you feel I didn't help solve your problem please let me know before you rate this solution.