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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ice maker freezes up
Icemaker Fill Tube Freezing Make sure the water supply is greater than 20 psi. If too low, the water valve won't seat properly and it'll "weep." Common causes of low pressure are gunked-up saddle tap valves, kinked water supply line, and using a reverse osmosis filter to supply water to the icemaker. Check to see if the black, flexible portion of the fill tube is wrinkled, twisted, or kinked which can cause ice dams that block the fill tube. It turns out that the manufacturer's have been scratching their heads about this, too, and have concluded that the new fill tube air slit design helps prevent this problem.
Posted on Sep 25, 2006
SOURCE: Ice maker freezing up
If it is only the fill tube that is freezing up, or getting full of ice, than your water valve is leaking (letting drops of water thru to your ice maker and filling the icemaker fill tube up and freezing). If this is the case, replace the dual water valve (part # 1071263) located in the back of the refrigerator, just follow the water line from your wall into the refrigerator. Make sure you turn off the water to the refrigerator and also unplug it. The dual water valve is the one that has two water lines, one going to the icemaker and one going to the water dispenser. On this model, I think you only have one water valve. On some you have two, the primary water valve and a secondary water valve (the dual valve). If this is your case, I would highly recommend you replace both. As far as the Refrigerator side freezing things up, I think that is a whole different issue. Please post back.
Posted on Oct 16, 2006
SOURCE: I have a Frigidaire Model#
The most likely reason for this happening is a defective Click Here=> 241734301 Triple Water Control Valve These valves are located on rear of refrigerator and near floor where the water supply enters your Refrigerator. CLICK HERE=> FRS26H5ASB9 USE AND CARE GUIDE
The valve location is listed on page 5 of the Use and Care Guide, If you do not have Adobe Reader Click Here=> Adobe Reader X (10.1.0) This problem is typical as a leaky faucet that drips even when the water valve is turned off. I will be here to answer any questions you may have, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Posted on Jul 16, 2011
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Click Here=> 4389177 Water Inlet Valve will need replaced. You mentioned the water is filling the tray OK then my focus would be on the ice maker.
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