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GE Ice Maker that leaks water down the freezer wall

I have a GE Z15B42DYB side by side ref with an icemaker that makes ice ok then appears to either over-fill or over-flow. Water runs down the side of the freezer wall and also into the ice cube collection container. Eventually the bottom of the collection container is a block of ice. I have checked to make certain the the fill tube is connected correctly. It is not a large amount of water at any one time. The ice cubes are correctly formed so it does not appear that the tray is unlevel. Any thoughts. Thanks, Chris

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  • englertm Apr 27, 2009

    Same Exact Problem with mine. Very disappointed with GE and Sears. Only problem is that I am unsure which part to by or what is the root cause of the problem. It is almost like the ice make is stuck in dethaw and causes the ice in the catch basin to melt. S/N F414304 Model PSH25NGSA

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. The tube down the back wall of the frig is frozen and overflowing. You neeed to remove the back wall and use a blow dryer. I am looking for a page that shows how to do this and found this problem page here.

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Ice makers have limit switches, thermal temp sensors, heating element and if anything gits out of order with these parts they will begin to do strange things like that. Now if you would like to remove it and have a look at the internal parts you may find the problem. They are a little easy to loose parts so be careful if that's your choice. A series of about six different cycles happen when they fill until the time it empties and begins again. They may cost less if you don't see what wrong to purchase a new ice maker. If you would like more help feel free to ask, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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