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Whirlpool ED25TW - Water leak inside freezer

Water is leaking inside the freezer compartment. Ice maker will not fill up with water. Water dispenser works fine.

What is leaking and how do I find and repair it?

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The ice maker has a float or full detection device that shuts the water off when trays are full. If you are sure this is where the water is coming from, then that's it.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: ice maker leaks into the ice storage bin

turn off the power to the appliance and apply a hairdryer to the ice maker compartment for about 2 mins , worked for me.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

jaylex
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SOURCE: water dispenser / ice maker whirlpool fridge frezzer

Check that you haven't turned the ice maker off in the menu.

thanks J

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Kgt1962
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SOURCE: GE top freezer refrigerator automatic ice cube

If it is leaking water in the freezer it will more than likely freeze amongst the ice cubes causing a block of ice.

It is more than likely leaking at the rear of the unit, near the valve or fill tube for the ice, this will run up the rear wall of the unit.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

SOURCE: Freezer not freezing, and leaking

If this unit has an ice maker and you noticed water leaking into the refigerator, I had a similar problem. The water turn off valve for the ice maker had a small piece of sand or grit lodged in it and stopped the valve from closing properly. So it could not turn of completely and the valve became increasingly more sloppy as the piece of sand was wedged in further. The solution was to replace the samll valve. An easy job for someone a bit handy.

If the water has frozen in the bottom of the freezer compartment the colliing port for the cold air may also be affected. Don't chip the ice out of the bottom, defrost it with pans of hot water.

Hope this helps

Posted on May 03, 2009

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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).

Here's what's happening... The valve I mentioned is actually a "dual coil" unit. One coil supplies the cold water, the other feeds the ice maker. These "coils" are independant of each other, so one coil can fail and the other can keep on truckin', no problem. But what you have is an Ice Maker coil/valve that is weak and it's allowing water to bypass.

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OK, now we're at the point of glatiation. The fill tube (just behind the ice maker) has completely frozen solid. Now... when the IM "calls" for water to refill itself, the (failed) valve opens up and lets full pressure through. But where is this water/pressure going to go? The pressure builds inside the 1/4" water line until it can't handle it any more, the pressure looks for the path of least resistance. That path is the connection that you found loose. It blew out because the fill tube (into the freezer) is blocked with ice and the reason it's blocked is because the valve isn't shutting off completely.

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There ya go! Your first major appliance repair job done successfully? Priceless.

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