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Whirlpool side by side model GD5SHAXKQ00. The area where the water fills the ice tray (inlet) is frozen over. I can get water from the front OK, but ice maker won't make any ice.

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If the inlet in the freezer is frozen then the water valve is leaking. Replace the water valve.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice Feb 13, 2009

    That should do it and a hair dryer to unfreeze the inlet.

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