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Icemaker not functioning, water leaking from back of unit

The unit recently stopped making ice, although we were getting a sporadic layer of frozen water/ice on the bottom of the ice bucket. We pulled the unit out and found water on the floor so we removed the metal cover for the fitting and inspected the point where the water feed enters into the back of the freezer unit. We refitted the water feed tube within the fitting, making sure it was well past the spring clamp and that the clamp fit tightly around it.

However, when the water pump kicked in, we got a forceful backspray out of the entry point below the clamp. Does this mean there's a blockage? If so how do we fix? If not what else might it be? Any help would be appreciated, the unit is out of warranty.

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  • mkivowitz Feb 19, 2009

    Thanks for the help, we've got ice again!

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Sounds as if the fill tube is frozen over. Pull the entire fill tube out of the refrigerator to defrost it or defrost it from the inside of the freezer.

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Ice maker


Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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Ice maker stopped making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

other ice maker related issues and solutions:---


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Ice maker dispensing ice with black or white plastic pieces in ice?


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After replacing ice maker assembly, ice is not getting made?

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Ice maker is leaking water and causing the ice to freeze?

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Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

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Refrigerator ice maker stopped making ice?

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Ice maker leaks water into ice bin causing a glob of ice?

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Amana Refrigerator leaking water from ice maker?

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Ice maker leaking?

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Ice maker is dumping the ice cubes out before frozen solid.

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Water overflowing ice maker?

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Ice cube is getting stuck up hard in ice maker

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Quit making ice

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Water leaking into ice tray, frozen glob of ice

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Not making ice, and water leaking in freezer?

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