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Ice maker will fill when there is still Ice in the tray

The ice maker will fill when there is still ice in the tray. Water ends up everywhere. It does not appear the empty cycle happens, but the machine thinks it did and starts to fill the ice machine again. Could go on for many cycles until I finally get a call from my son telling me there is water on the floor. :-(

I remove the ice maker, empty it out and reinstall. Works for a few weeks even months until I get the next call.

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  • steve1719 Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks. I gave it a shot, which it could have been the issue. I have an RO system which feeds the ice maker. It is a distance away, and the ice cubes were small, thus getting caught in the "figures" when dispencing. The Sears Tech rotated the screw to allow a longer filling time, thus giving me bigger cubes. It may have been knocked or moved during some other repair issue. I rotated the screw clockwise and reinstalled. I'll see what happens.


  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    What screw do you adjust?



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Adjust the screw in the front of the ice maker under the plastic face pull on that there is a screw in there turn the screw till it is almost in and it should limt the problem

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