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Ice maker is leaking water into the ice container making a block of ice . leak seems to be in the front of the mold and heater assembly thanks for your help in advance

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Make sure your fridge is level. if water just keeps flowing, there may be an obstruction in the solenoid valve that lets the water flow or stops it. it's in the rear of the fridge where the water line attaches. usually blue or white plastic on a brass mount. you'd need to shut the water off, let it depressurize, disconnect the pipe (some water will come out), replace that valve, or take it apart to clean it.

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Ice maker makes ice but don't dispense ice or water


Hello Greig;
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
I do not know what type of ice maker you have. Some have wire arms on the side, some have a downward plastic curved arm and some have a paddle arm on the side.
Some ice makers when they harvest have a plastic ice mold that rotate and flex, others have a little heater that heats the mold then activates finger arms to rotate and sweep the cubes from the mold.
Bad Sensor? All ice makers have temperature sensors. The sensor activates the harvesting of ice cubes when it senses the cubes are frozen. On some plastic ice cube molds it is a white wire on the bottom of the mold. On the cast steel molds the sensor is in contact with the mold at the front end.
Bad Motor Module? All ice makers have a motor module. The module has a control board and plastic gearing for the motor with in the module. The motor module is the assembly in front of the ice maker. The motor module tells the water valve when & how much water to fill the mold. It tells the mold heater, on the cast steel molds when to turn on after it reads the temperature sensor and then it tells the motor when to start rotation.
Not all ice makers can be repaired. Most are solid state.
The ice maker with the cast steel mold can be repaired. Remove the ice maker - Unscrew the one screw under the ice maker. Loosen the 2 screws on top so you can lift up and remove the ice maker from the wall. With a small screw driver wedge in the wire harness connector to free the icemaker. Pop the front cover off (No screws). Unscrew the 3 screws on the motor module and remove. This part is replaceable. Inspect for Burn marks and broken gearing. Unscrew the 2 screws to the heater and mold assembly to access the sensor - this is replaceable. There is no way to test this sensor.

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Ice maker


Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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Ice maker stopped making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

other ice maker related issues and solutions:---


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Ice maker dispensing ice with black or white plastic pieces in ice?


http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-dispensing-ice-with-black-or.html


After replacing ice maker assembly, ice is not getting made?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/after-replacing-ice-maker-assembly-ice.html


Ice maker is leaking water and causing the ice to freeze?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-is-leaking-water-and-causing.html


Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

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Refrigerator ice maker stopped making ice?

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Ice maker leaks water into ice bin causing a glob of ice?

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Amana Refrigerator leaking water from ice maker?

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Ice maker leaking?

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Ice maker is dumping the ice cubes out before frozen solid.

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Water overflowing ice maker?

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Ice cube is getting stuck up hard in ice maker

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Icemaker quit working?

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Quit making ice

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Water leaking into ice tray, frozen glob of ice

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Not making ice, and water leaking in freezer?

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Every time we turn on our ice maker it leaks on the floor and ice bulids up on the floor of the freezer. it makes ice fine and the water dispenser works fine. we have replaced the water line thinking...


Most times the leak is caused by a defective dual water control valve but in this case it is obviously not the problem. Make sure your refrigerator is level front back and sides. If the problem is not cause by being out of level I want you to look for cracks in the W10190929 Ice Maker Mold and Heater assembly. Also where the water pours into slot 22 below
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Anything is possible so you may need remove the ice maker so you can examine it closely if impossible to see while inside the freezer. Complete 4317943 Ice Maker Assembly or 2188542 Dual Water Control Valve Let me know if you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Ice maker is leaking water and storage bin is building up with ice.


I could use a little more here on this, like the make and model and year, but if I have to guess I Would suspect the ice mold is split and the ice maker would have to be replaced, we have seen several of these that leaked up a round the head area, assuming the ice maker is level.
You could remove the ice maker from the freezer and sit it on your counter and make it level. Put a little water in the mold and watch it drip / leak.
Some models you can adjust the fill valve to slow the water down if it fills to quickly they can splash and cause a buildup


Other models there is a fill cup that needs changes out if this starts leaking.
If you can give me more info as to where it is actually leaking, we can go from there.

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Ice maker leaks water into holding container, frezzes up holdeing container, ice wont despence , because its froze


sounds like your ice maker has a degraded coating on the mold that forms the cubes. if you remove it from the freezer, then you can see if the coating is coming off. if so then you need to replace the ice maker.

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Not making Ice


Is the freezer at least 10 degrees? Is there water in the ice mold? If not put some to see if it will harvest after it freezes. If no water getting to ice mold Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear. The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube.
The valve can leak because of sediment in the water preventing it from closing or low water pressure.

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Ice maker is leaking water. Never has worked well takes for ever to spit out ice. Now ice is all over everything in freezer since leaking but will still make some ice. I have had for 2 years/.


Do you have a water softener? This puppy won't work right if you do. ice maker leaking water? Ok lets do the scenario. This fancy ice maker will fill the ice mold in stages according to resistance levels measured by the control inside the IM. I initially will judge resistance in the ice mold and then will call for water. It will again judge for full ice mold by checking resistance. The 3rd attempt will supposedly satisfy the requirements of the ice mold. If the water softener goes into reverse osmosis(that time or the month for water sofeners). Then electrolysis will occur in the ice maker and some different resistance readings from what is built in is read. Oops! overflow of ice maker and weird ice production. Solution. Remove ice maker from the loop. Water softening is good for the clothes but hell on the ice production.

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Ice maker makes ice, but also drips water


cbscarter,
This may sound strange but you will find that the mold coating is peeling off of the aluminum mold. This causes the water to wick (climb) the loose coating and up over the top, leaking out making an ice clump on the ice maker and clumps ice in the container together. It would be easy enough for the average person to replace the ice make. Due to its age that would be smarter to replace than to repair the old one. It is a Whirlpool part #4317943 and comes with some instructions.

If this helped please rate me good, supertechks

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IF THE ICE MAKER AND DISPENSER ARE BOTH OFF, THE WATER VALVE IS THE PROBLEM. THERE SHOULD ONLY BE WATER RUNNING WHEN THE ICE MAKER CALLS FOR IT, AND THAT SHOULD ONLY BE ABOUT 7 SECONDS WORTH,
(4 OUNCES).
THE ONLY THING THAT PUZZLES ME ABOUT YOUR DESCRIPTION IS THAT YOU SAY ICE FREEZES OVER THE COMPRESSOR. THE COMPRESSOR IS THE HOT ROUND OBJECT LOCATED UNDER THE REFRIGERATOR OUTSIDE THE COOLING COMPARTMNTS. FREEZING ONLY TAKES PLACE IN THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT. ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE EVAPORATOR COILS? IF THERE IS WATER THERE, THE ICE MAKER COULD BE STUCK IN THE FILL MODE AND THE BACK OF THE ICE MAKER FROZEN SO THE WATER CAN'T REACH THE MOLD OF THE ICE MAKER.
CHECK THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER BEHIND THE COVER FOR A BROKEN GEAR. IF IT HAS WRITING ON IT THAT SAYS DO NOT ROTATE MANUALLY, YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE MODULE ON THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER.

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