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Ice maker overflows

I replaced the dual water inlet valve. Problem still exists. The icecube tray overflows and water leaks into the dispenser tray and freezes

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  • ron_marsh Dec 16, 2008

    The ice comes out clean, seems to me there is too much water, Is there a timer that opens and closes the inlet solinoid?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    No water refilling into the ice maker tray.

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The Icemaker may not be dumping the cubes after they freeze then more water pours in on top of them. The icemaker has a heater which turns the cubes loose and allows them to dump. You may find someone to work on an icemaker, not sure. If this is the case, I would replace the icemaker.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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    Ron Buice Dec 17, 2008

    Yes, it's built into the icemaker. Not sure how much you want to do but, if my icemaker did this I would open it up and check the contact switch. When the icemaker is dumping ice the wheel turns inside and closes this contact switch. The contacts can be cleaned or replace this switch.

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