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Ice maker leaking at connection. checked like, it is OK, looks like it may be the water inlet valve

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You can disconnect the water line at the water inlet valve and observe to see if it is indeed leaking there.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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try turning down water pressure or reduce flow into ice maker by turning tap partially off, this should resolve problem. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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Ice maker is splashing water all over back of freezer and it builds up til the fan starts to make noise if I turn it off and defrost the ice it will start up noise free til the ice builds again.


What is the model number of your unit? When the ice builds up, does the ice just build up where it is splashing or is the ice also building up behind the back wall of the freezer?

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Samsung mod rfg297aawp. Just began leaking water from the Ice maker. I have a RO water system. Book said to check the inlet water pressure. I wouldnt think that would cause a continous drip from the maker....


Calcium buildup in your water can prevent the inlet valve from closing all the way. To test simply remove hose from inlet valve that goes to ice maker and see if it keeps leaking. The only time water should come out is when ice maker calls for water. Be sure to shut down the ice maker. Push arm upwards or flip the switch. If keeps dripping than replace inlet. If you have any more problems please feel free to contact me.

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The water line that connects to the back top of the fridge busted loose. It looks like there is an adhesive pad that keeps it in place. How do I fix it? Scott


Hi Scott and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

The plastic line that connects to the ice maker rubber FILL tube is what came off. Check inside the freezer and squeeze the end of the rubber tube at the back of the ice maker. I would bet it is frozen with ice. (Hand held hiar dryer for quite a while to defrost the tube FYI and do NOT melt the plactic of the ice maker water funnel.) What causes the tube to freeze is the inlet water valve starts bypassing water when it is supposed to shut off. The result of this bypassed water is a frozen rubber tube and the plactic tube on the back of the refirgerator blows off or leaks. This inlet water valve is NOT repairable.

The Fix... Replace the inlet water valve and make sure the rubber ice maker fill tube is defrosted BEFORE re-inserting the plastic tube back into the rubber fill tube. It just pushes in and the adhesive pads for holding the plastic line in place are not critical even if they are lost. The rubber fill tube fitting will retain the plastic hose just fine as long as the ice maker end of the tube is not frozen from a leaking inlet water valve.

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Frig ice maker just quit. It is a side by side w/door dispenser. The H2O works. Anything that I can check before calling the repair man


Yes, Check the folllowing things in this order:

Make sure the plug where the ice maker plugs in inside the freezer isn't loose. Sometimes just unplugging and re-inserting the plug will fix it. If ok, read on...

You'll need a good flashlight. Open the freezer door. Remove the ice bucket. Shine the flashlight at the water inlet and chute to the ice maker and check for an ice clog. This is the point at which the water enters the ice maker. If you see an ice blockage, you can thaw it out with a hair dryer, but be careful not to get things too warm or you can warp plastic parts. If your unit has a water chute, remove it first and thaw it out separately.

Next, if the above isn't the cause, pull the machine away from the wall, follow the water line on the back of the unit down from where it enters the freezer compartment, and it should lead to the water fill valve. Remove the back cover or panel. Make sure you have water coming to the valve. You can loosen the fitting to the valve from the water supply slowly with a pan under it to catch any water that may come out. If water pressure is present, it could be the valve or on some units, an inlet screen to the valve may be clogged. If no water, then there's a problem with the supply somewhere, but this isn't as likely because you said the water dispenser works. You will need to turn off the water to the appliance before going any further. After the water is off, remove the inlet fitting and check again for water pressure. If ok, look at the inlet to the water valve and see if anything is clogging the valve. If so, clean it out, re-connect everything, and turn the water back on. Check for any leaks. Open the freezer compartment and cycle the ice cut off arm (move it up and down carefully). Wait several minutes to see if the ice maker fills with water. You should hear a click at the water fill valve. If it does work, discard the first round of ice cubes because you had the water line off and the ice could be contaminated.

If still no luck, you can check the water inlet valve with a test meter, but this requires familiarity with electrical apparatus. It's possible to power the water valve from a separate electrical source to test it, but only if you know how. This can be dangerous, so if you aren't comfortable doing this, it's best to call for repair. If the water valve checks out, then you may have a bad ice maker, especially if the unit is over 10 years old.

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No ice being made. water supply for drinking is OK. Model is about 3 years old. question: why no ice. does the automatic shut off arm control the water flow?


Hi there,

Well first of all you can check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off, Look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat. Please reply if you need more help or information.......

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Not making any ice.


Hello there:
here is a couple of things to check ok
The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube.
The valve can leak because of sediment in the water preventing it from closing or low water pressure.

Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

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. Disconnect the ice maker line from the water inlet valve valve(on the back where the water supply connects). and watch to see if it has a slow drip.

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The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube.
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Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

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try turning down water pressure or reduce flow into ice maker by turning tap partially off, this should resolve problem. Regards Advisor

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