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Ice maker not freezing ice and water puddle beneath refrigerator?

I had a diner party last night. I emptied my ice bin in my freezer. I put it back and made sure the bar was in the on position.

When I got up today I noticed a peculiar sound coming from the fridge. It sounded like the ice maker motor doing it's thing but heard water dripping. I looked and there was no ice. Just a pool of frozen water in the bottom? Once again I made sure it was on. An hour later I heard dripping water again investigated only to find a puddle of water beneath my fridge! The drip pan under the fridge is full to the brim and still no ice!? I turned the valve off to keep water from running to the ice maker and shut off the ice maker. I hope this prevents it from getting worse while I diagnose the problem. What on earth could this be? Is my fridge dieing? Help!!

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at the back of the fridge there is a water drain hole. this will be blocked. you will have to unblock by pushing a thin wire etc down it, then pour a little warm water down to confirm it has been unblocked.

Posted on Jun 02, 2007

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Its the clogged defrost drain. I have the same problem. I just cant find the drain

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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you could need more freon, because it is causing the pipes to warm up a bit more then they should be, then the condensation builds up. If the problem still percists after you have this checked, i would put a drain hose on it temporairly and aim for a new fridge if it is from before 1994.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Ice maker stopped making ice. Now water continuously drips.

Replace the water valve behind refrig , where the wall water line connects to on refrig .

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