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Water and ice dispenser leaking water

More specifically, the ice dispenser seems to be leaking water everytime the fridge is open or shut. What could be causing this?

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Just saw your post, sorry no one answered you. If the ice maker is leaking it has a crack or the dual water control valve is stuck open slightly. Most times it is the defrost drain behind the back panel and at bottom of the evaporator coil. Some drains freeze shut and some become blocked as the make the turns leaving the refrigerator. If you would like more information and photo help please let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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