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Why water is dripping, i do not use the ice maker, it's either freezes everything or dirpping water

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If you have no desire to use the icemaker, simply turn off the water supply by following the supply line to the valve. (the valve you're looking for has a tiny little "T" handle) The refrigerator has a solenoid valve at the back that admits water as needed for the icemaker. If the valve gets a contamination such as rust, it will leak. Replace the valve, or have it replaced if you wish to use the icemaker.

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