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Brand new ice maker, water fill to tray will not shut off

I took the cover off, there is nothing inside except the wheel that operates the shut off arm. No data, no timer to adjust, nothing.
So, when I turn the water on to the ice maker line, the tray fills and the water then over flows into the ice box.... unless I turn off the water supply valve each time I fill the tray. Ugh!
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The new ice maker should tell the dual water valve on rear of refrigerator to turn on if the tray makes a complete cycle. So the new ice maker is defective or the water valve on back is stuck open that leads up to the ice maker. Unplug the wires to the water control valve on back of the refrigerator and then turn the ice maker on. If the water continues to flow I recommend replacing the water valve. If the water stops coming to the ice maker I recommend returning the new ice maker. You only need to unplug the side of the water control valve leading to the ice make. I also recommend a pre-filter for the incoming water before the water control valve. Makes the water and ice better and keeps trash from damaging the water control valve. Let me know your results or if you need more assistance, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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The water valve (bottom back of the refrigerator) is leaking.

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