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Ice machine fill tube keeps dripping

Last year water kept dripping through the drinking water spout. I changed the water valve assembly and problem was solved. Now, water keeps dripping from the ice maker drip tube even if I turn the ice maker off. Any idea what is causing this.

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    Richard Roth Nov 01, 2012

    Yes, the water inlet valve has a bad solenoid and needs to be replaced. Here is the part for you to order. http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/clic...

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What is the model number?

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Most models of Ice makers have an automatic timer for the amount of water that is allowed to enter the Ice Maker tray. If your timer valve is going bad you need to replace it. First I would reduce the amount of water coming from its source. There should be a tapped valve under your sink, connected to your water line. You have to turn the top of the valve clock wise to reduce the amount of water the is going to the back of your refrigerator. That is where you will find the timer valve. Reducing your water flow should help reduce the volume of water being let into your Ice Maker.

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SOURCE: water in ice maker drips

Hello,

The cause of the constant drip is the inlet valve. Since the ice-maker water doesn`t travel through the filter but directly to the ice-maker, the valve must be faulty to allow water to travel through the valve when it`s not energized.

The valve part number most common for your type of fridge (manufactured by Whirlpool) is W10247725 and retail`s around $25-$30US.

**If you decide to service this on your own remember to unplug the unit and shut off the water to the unit.**

Hope that help`s. If so please take a second to rate the solution I provided for you here at fixya.

Good luck.

macmarkus :)

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