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ED25RFXFW01 icemaker Icemaker issues. Lately the ice has been collecting and freezing into large chunks in the cube bucket. This will accumulate in the back left section of the bucket. It makes cubes just fine. I do not know if it is letting too much water in and it is overspilling out onto cubes ...thus freezing them together. Suggestions?

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Sounds like the=> W10408179 Dual Water Inlet Valve
ED25RFXFW01 icemaker - 11_8_2012_10_21_16_pm.jpg


has began to seep water at the valve and out through the ice maker fill tube and down into the ice bucket. About all you can do when this happens is replace the above W10408179 Dual Water Inlet Valve. I will be here should you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze
How to test the valve can also be found HERE

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: GE Monogram ZICP360SRSS - Ice cubes spill out of icemaker bucket

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SOURCE: ice from icemaker freezing into chunks

replace water valve

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SOURCE: ice cubes melting and then sticking together

If you have dispenser to get ice or water, there is a cover to it that opens and closes as you ask for ice. If that mechanism is not working it stays open all the time and causes your ice to melt because cold air scapes. You should be able to replace that yourself. Sears sells that part. It is not very expensive. There is a cover over the dispenser pannel. It should right behind it
If you Agur that suppose to turn the ice to dispense, that could burn up too because the agur can not turn all chunk of ice

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: water in icemaker overflows into ice cube storage

Check the ice maker after it dropped the ice cubes and when it calls for water it should be pouring it for no much more than 7 seconds ,if more it overflows, in this case the module board inside the ice maker has to be replaced(or for almost the same price with parts and labor you can replaced it for a new ice maker) But if water is sitting in the ice maker all the time , the dual valve which supplies water to the ice maker is leaking and needs to be changed (it's located at the back of the fridge in the bottom behind the cover where the water line is hooked up).

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Icemaker makes Ice But doesn't dispense it.

Had same problem. Looked everywhere and found no solution i'm a not a repairman...they probably do not want to post so they can make 150 for a repair visit. At least try this first it may save you $$. Remove ice bucket from freezer. Remove 2 screws @ auger...remove cover and auger ....remove spring and large hex shaped shaft. heat the large shaft end with a torch and put it back in hot side toward motor until the motor end is not frozen. No torch you can use hot water...but that may freeze again.

This was happing because my flap to the ice was not closing all the way .

Manual for parts can be found here it shows ice maker parts on page 7.

Good Luck Kono

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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