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My Whitlpool Gold fridge GDSSHG is leaking water inside when the ice maker fills. Seems to be running down the back behind the metal backing and into the Bottom of fridge. Freezes there and then when that is full water runs out door on to floor. Only when ice tray is filling though. Can you help?

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Water leaking inside it

  1. Check the lines to your dispenser
If the lines to your dispenser are broken or damaged you will need to replace them.
  1. Damaged drain pan
If your drain pan has holes or cracks it will also need to be replaced.
  1. Clogged drain
If you experience any clogged drains, they must also be unclogged or replace. If you experience this at the ceiling of your unit it can be attributed to a clog in the freezer section. Remove the divider and let the insulation thaw out and dry.

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2 possible issues: 1st and most likely, water valve got stuck in open position - you need to shut water at the back of Your fridge and get new water valve. 2nd seen only couple times: when ice maker stuck in position when its calling for water, so valve opened all the time. As I said water valve 90% of a chance is bad. Hope that helps.

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It'll cost around $65.00 to take care of this problem. The problem is the water inlet valve. The part number is 4389177 and can be picked up at your local appliance parts retailer or you can get one online maybe for a better price (just plug the part number into your favorite search engine).

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That's alot of words to say this... it's an easy fix. Get the valve (above). Pull the fridge out. Unplug it. Turn the water off at the wall. Remove the water line going into the valve and set aside. Remove the cardboard panel. Remove the 2 screws holding the valve to the fridge. Pull the valve out. Note the electrical and tubing connections carefully. Get your new valve out and install the electrical and tubing just like the old one. Then rebuild, turn on the water and look for any leaks (use a flashlight and take a minute or two here... finding a leak now will save you alot of misery later). Replace the cardboard and plug it back in.

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