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Water dispenser spontaneously erupts when making ice

We recently had the power board for our water/ice dispenser go up in smoke (literal smoke). During the time we were waiting for replacement parts, the ice maker still worked, but with each fill cycle, about 1/2 cup of water was 'dispensed' just as if we had pushed the water lever. After receiving our replacement power board and installing it (along with a new micro-switch), the ice maker still behaves the same way! Also, now when we intentionally dispense water, some appears to be flowing into the ice maker--enough to overflow the mold and start leaking down through the drive assembly and out the ice dispensing outlet. Could the original problem that burned out our power board also have damaged the water inlet solenoid? What would cause water to always go both to the water dispenser and the ice maker?

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Re: Water dispenser spontaneously erupts when making ice

I had to fix a problem like this the other day you need a inlet solenoid

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