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Ice maker seems to be dripping water onto ice in ice container

Ice maker seems to be dripping water onto ice cubes, connecting them all together, making a mini glacier. Also found water frozen on food under ice maker.

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If it overfills and drips, look for an adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water.

If it continuously drips, replace the water inlet valve on the back where the house water supply comes in.

Watch it when it fills with water. The fill tube could also be stopped up with ice. The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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