ICE MAKER WILL NOT MAKE ICE. WATER LEAKS FROM TOP OF WATER CONNECTION
WHEN ICE MAKER ASKS FOR WATER, IT LEAKS FROM TOP CONNECTION IN BACK OF REFRIG.
ice maker is leaking water from the top of the water connection to the water line in the back of the freezer. Water is dripping down into the freezer, onto the coils and the unit is making a horrible noise like a jumbo jet. Trying to improve the seal where the water line is threaded to meet the trough-like connector. BTW, this is by far the worst appliance we've ever owned. It's 7 years old and has had problems since the first year we owned it. We've emptied it and fixed it at least 3X/year, poured hundreds of dollars into new parts.
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I believe this fix might be cheap (REPLAC>>>>>.....) No never mind, In all truth this problem doesn't sound expensive but the ease may not be built in. Sounds like your on the right track. If you dfont have water in the door This is mute. If someone switched the wires on your ice maker water fill valve and you have water in the door try reversing these connections 2 x 2. now try water in the door. If you get water out the door Leave like this and retry it. If you get water in the ice area it was correct reverse back recheck that you get water in the door.
The water valve has to be at fault especially if its not shutting the water off with no power applied. Water presure is assumed to be over 20psig as low water pressure can cause water valves to open and not shut off completely. Now if still have water commin gout the tube remove wires at the coil. No water now? Valve is ok Replace Ice maker. No volts? Should = no water. remove out let line with water still on. still have water comming out? and the coil to the valve is unplugged? Water valve at fault. No water comming out could indicate another more seveer problem. Repalce the water valve and see if the problem goes away. If still have trouble... water in the wall. (After a while the problem will disappear if it was comming form the
ice maker -water valve to start with but reappear when it starts to
The tube may be broken inside the wall. OR worse yet the ice maker may be letting too much fill time for the water valve. SOme Ice makers ahve an adjustment behind the front cover and is indicated by a screw with a + and - on one side or the other indicating more or less water fill time. adjust accordingly. If it doesnt have this and you have made sure your not still filling with water by the valve sticking open with particles, replace the Ice Maker.
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It sounds like your ice maker is leaking. If you are able, try opening up the ice maker for a visual inspection. just remember to unplug first. Apparently there is a leak somewhere. Sometimes ice makers will over flow if the float gets stuck or a connection has come loose. If you cannot work on it yourself, then I suggest looking up a service technician on the Fixya website.
Be thoughtful of any water leaks. Water leaking beneath the machine will damage floors.
If both the ice maker and water dispenser are not working it is likely the feed connection from the wall to the unit. The hose/ copper tube can get kinked or the valve at the connection at the wall internally plugged. Close off the water at the wall and using a catch remove the connection at the unit open the valve at the wall and confirm the that water flows freely through.
Check the filter of the water located usually at the front grill near the floor. If the filter is removed the water connection will buipass the filter.
It is not likely with both the ice maker and water dispensor that both electrical solenoid valves have failed.
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It probably is not the water valve. More likely it is the ice maker itself. Nothing else in the machine controls the flow of water to the ice maker except the ice maker itself. It is recommended that both the ice maker and the water valve needs to be replaced when trouble such as this.
When the ice maker harvests, near the very end of the harvest cycle, contacts in the ice maker send power to the water valve in the bottom back of the machine, for a period of 7 seconds, after which, the water valve must shut off smartly.
Appears the valve doesn't close fast enough, or completely.
The solution, is to replace the water valve. No repairs to it are possible.
Before doing that, make sure the fill tube is lined up properly going into the back of the ice maker.
Turn off the water line that goes to the refrigerator and see if still leaking if not the problem is with the solenoid valve ,which is an electric valve that opens only when the ice maker calls for water and is located at the back of the fridge in the bottom behind the cover(if your refrigerator has water and ice dispenser ,Its called dual valve). And if leaks when you turn on the water ,this part has to be replaced .But if leaks and overflow the ice maker only when it calls for water the problem is in the ice maker and to repair it will cost almost as a new one .
I had a similar problem several years ago with water leaking on the floor at behind the fridge. Turned out to be the gasket at a connection the same size as a garden hose at the water valve, so I used a garden hose washer and that did the trick. That was on a Whirlpool vintage about 1990. Can't say what the model was.