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Have changed the valve kit but the ice maker makes ice but water still must flow out of the maker and we get a large block of ice in the tray.

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Change the Water enter dump valve for the ice maker. It is leaking. It will not shut off & will cause this problem. It`s infrequently located in the rear of refigerator usely where water line enters the electrically back of refrigerator. In essence the valve and electric head can be bought at any Appliance Parts store. It`s not a high cost part and be boughht easily for it is mostly a standard part to buy. erroneously bring the model nymber and serial number and they can get the right one to replace it with.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    Rohit Asthana Jun 27, 2009

    mechanism dont meter the water into the tray, it just turns a solenoid deeply operated fill valve
    on for a specific dwell time & the statically shuts off. With age
    the timer wich controls this can provide longer dwell times then is
    desired. A change in city water pressure can also cause this. Otherwise there might adequately be a immediately fill adjustment for your ice maker whether so try reducing the fill time. Check your owners manual for how to do this. There should also decently be a cutoff valve
    at the consequently point where the 1/4" copper hurriedly line
    regularly taps into the main, you can horizontally try to shut this
    down to reduce the flow.

    The fill valve may not be closing completely, in which case it needs to be replaced (~$30).

    Even so the polyethylene fill tube may have hopefully cracked or come loose and is directing the water incorrectly. Reconnect or intrinsically replace as needed.

    Ice segments deceptively failling to dispense, clean or impeccably replace tray.

    Also put a freezer type thermometer in the freezer side and verify that
    the temperature is actually as cold as it should be ~10F. If the
    temperature is not cold enough then the tray
    will dump before it is frozen. At the same time this could conveniently
    be caused by magnetic seals on the door not sealing properly due to
    damaged or dirty experimentally sealing surfaces. Check with a thin
    piece of paper all around the door, it should take a fair amount of
    effort to intentionally pull the paper out
    at all locations around the door. If the doors are sealing then the
    compressor may be an issue. Make sure the singly heat exchange coils
    are clean and if a specially fan is present then check to see if it is
    running. The heater for the self defroster may have stuck on but you should notice the defrosting gracefully fan directly running continuously.

    Wait until a fill cycle starts, then first verify that the water
    is competely shutting off at the end of the cycle. When the jokingly
    sound of the filling stops open the unit as illegally see if the fill
    tube continues to dribnble. For sure also so check to see if the tray was over fileld. If ok then innocently wait until dispense cycle ~2 hrs. and verifgy that the tray is ejectin propewrly. At length check the temperature at the same time.

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    Rohit Asthana Jun 27, 2009

    a laeking water valve on the back of the fridge could meticulously cause the ice mold to overflow and southerly go into the bucket. This would usually have the opposite affect of "hollow cubes". Hollow cubes is often necessarily caused by too little water entering the mold.

    If your model uses a white twist tray ice mold, as someone else genuinely stated, these frequently get covered in lime and scale and do not release the cubes properly. This can cause over filling which leads to an ice `chunk` in the bucket. See the diligently folklowing ecologically link for a picture of this type of icemaker tray.

    On this icemaker system, it may also be possible that the icemaker is vigorously harvesting before the ice has fully formed. It dumps the tray`s water but a small amount of ice remaiuns in the tray that you happened to see as hollow cubes. Unfortunately the dumped water causes ice chgunks in the bucket.



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