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Leaking icemaker Ice maker leaks water instead of filling tray where ice cubes form. Cannot see where leak is occurring. I can get ice cubes if I move bar to "ON" position and check freezer often, then return bar to "OFF" position before leaking starts. Freezer has wound up with huge icicles down the side three times in the last few months. My husband won't leave it off cause he wants ice cubes! He thinks some kind of seal might be worn. I still use the chilled water dispenser every day with no problems. (The fridge is 9 or 10 years old.) Any ideas?

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  • secretariat Oct 31, 2007

    Thanks, kmike69.  I'll show your suggestion to my husband.  If it's just a valve and he can get at it, he might be able to fix it himself. 

  • secretariat Dec 02, 2007

    Thank you for your comments about the cracked water line. My husband hasn't gotten around to checking out the first suggestion, so I'm still using the ice maker only occasionally. We haven't had any major icebergs forming lately (thank goodness). I'll pass your information on to him. We sure don't want to be replacing the floor!

    I appreciate the help from you and the other readers.

  • TLCmommie May 21, 2008

    I used my ice maker/water dispenser for a year only to find out that it had been slowly dripping.  I had to refinish all my wood floor.  Since then it's leaked 2 more times and had to redo the floors AGAIN!  I no longer use the ice maker/water dispenser.  :-(  My sister has the same exact same refrigerator and has had the same problem.  I'm wondering if they've been recalled.

  • Wrol-Up Shutter repairs

    When I was replacing plastic tubing in my fridges water line, I noticed that these tubes, when coming out of the valve assembly, take a sharp turn. they may be bending enough to cause leaks in the connection to the valve assy. could be they need to be an inch or two longer so as not to take that sharp bend. Just a guess.

  • Wrol-Up Shutter repairs

    The plastic tubing sits alongside the compressor body. Heat from the compressor may be aging this tubing, causing it to be brittle and crack.

  • Wrol-Up Shutter repairs

    Might not hurt to put some insulation between the tubing and the compressor.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I have the same problem. water in the fridge and floor. the tray is in position but the drain hole ices up over time.I have cleared the ice several times but it always re-occurs over a period of a month or so.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    the ice maker has icicles in the tray



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I had the same with the water line; plastic tubing too close to the compressor for too long making it brittle. It finally gave way and water was slowly leaking out whenever I used the water dispenser. You can buy 1/4" plastic tubing kit and 1/4" to 1/4" quick connector at Home Depot or Lowe's. Turn off water supply at wall valve (hopefully you have one). The plastic tubing pulls out (slowly) from the valve (you may have to unscrew valve mount and position it for repair). Cut out the leaky section. Push the new piece of adequate size tubing in slowly, put the quick connector in line (push tube in slowly to both ends of quick connector). turn water supply vavle at wall back on. Check for leaks before pushing fridge back into position.

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You may want to check that your water line isn't cracked.

Ours cracked and now we need to replace our floor. The water line is too close to the compressor which heats the plastic tubing and makes it brittle. Our refrigerator is 9 years old. Model #TPX24BRYFBB

Good luck

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It sounds like your water valve is occasionally get stuck open and over filling the icemaker.

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