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Ice maker continualy runs even when ice tray is full

The ice maker will make ice when we empty the tray - runs every 2 minutes - hums for 15 seconds, then shuts off 24/7.

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  • mel_gillen Jan 11, 2009

    The water valve for the ice maker is what runs every couple of minutes. The machine is producing ice as normal, but this occurs even when the ice tray is full. It's not filling with water because it's already full with water. It's just operating when it shouldn't be. Thanks!

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    ???? the ice maker continiusly cylces every 2 mins??? it takes 2.5 hours to normally cycle. when its "humming", isit ifilling with water???

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    how do i proper place ice tray in ice maker

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    ice maker does not shut off

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Theres aproblem here, I dontquestion that your hearing something operating, but if the valve is being activated, its going to fill with water( thats what it does!) so if your not geting water every few minutes something else is"buzzing"i would look elsewhere fro your problem doesnt sound like the valve

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