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Icemaker issue: cubes melting at the bottom causing water leak out the front

The ice-maker on our KSRS25IKS001 side-by-side recently developed a problem. The freezer is functional - food very frozen, but water started slowly leaking and creating a puddle on the floor. Emptied the ice-maker - found that cubes were fine at the top of the unit, but frozen together nearer the bottom, and melting at the very bottom - causing the water drip. After thawing and cleaning the ice-maker bucket, put it back and a day later it was full again. Problem came back and the melting has started again. Would be very grateful if you can help diagnose the problem. Thanks.

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Re: Icemaker issue: cubes melting at the bottom causing...

J, sounds like your dispensor flapper is not closing properly and you are drawing warm air up into the ice bucket. This model had an issue where the flapper pin holder was part of the housing and would break off. They have a kit now that fixes that problem. The only other thing it could be would be low freezer temps or it's staying in defrost too long. With out being there, I would start with the dispensor flapper. Check it out and post back.. Catriver.

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