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Ice maker leaks with or with out power on the far right side

I have a norcool refg with factory installed Ice maker. I added fresh water and clorox to my rv fresh water system getting it clean for use this year. Came back about 4 hours later and found water in the freezer compartment below the ice maker. THe ice maker was leaking water every twenty seconds or so. The refg was off but the rv water pump was on. I turned the water pump off, but the leak continued even put the ice maker in the off position, but it still leaked. I dumped all the water in Rv Tanks and the leak stopped. This is my first problem with this unit. What could I do to fix this problem?

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The water valve (or solenoid) that only lets the water through from the water supply line when the ice maker calls for it is leaking you have to replace it.

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