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When the ice maker fills with water some water is running down the back of the freezer. What would be the problem

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SOURCE: water squirting from ice maker

Does it do it all the time or only when the ice maker call for water... you may have a bad water valve 67006531 VALVE, DUAL WATER or a ice dam in you icemaker let me know

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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SOURCE: water pooling and freezing inside bottom freezer

I had the same problem with my LRFC25750 and have finally figured out what's happening! The water that is pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer is definitely coming from the defrost cycle. It is pooling inside the freezer compartment because the drain inside the back of the freezer intended to carry the defrost water down to the external evaporator tray underneath is blocked with ice. As a result, the defrost water from the coils overflows the collector under the coils and runs down the inside back of the freezer, pools on the bottom, and re-freezes when the cycle is over. this continues until there's so much ice on the bottom that the water from next defrost cycle runs out on the floor. The "easy" solution is to unplug the unit and let it completely melt out (this could take 24-36 hours). I couldn't wait, so I removed the freezer drawers and their tracks and pulled out the back panel inside the freezer -- saw the ice in the collector and blocking the drain and I melted it away with hot water and verified that water could now flow down to the external evaporator tray. Unless you want to do this, I'd say give it a good 24-36 hours for all the ice to melt away. I think it all started when we left the freezer door ajar for a whole day and probably had a lot of frost build-up on the coils. The next defrost cycle was not enough to clear all the frost and things began to build up from there. Once the drain is frozen, though, you're finished -- the defrost heater doesn;t reach down that far and you have to melt it down completely or it will continue to leak forever. I've heard that you can get a drain heater to ensure that the drain never freezes over or at least so that it is sure to clear with each defrost cycle. I'll post an update if I locate one.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice maker not filling & making ice cubes

First give me the entire model # on the sticker from the inside of the fridge and I can definitely help you with this.  Let's solve it before you rate it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice maker water leaking

Is the fill tube in the cup? also is the ice maker the correct ice maker for the unit.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Once or twice per day, water on floor below freezer door

check for plugged drain at back bottom of freezer if plugged/frozen over defrost and clear with hot water and remove all ice.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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You're ice maker is located on the left hand side of the freezer, if I'm correct.
Look to the back of the freezer slightly above the ice maker and you will see what they call the fill tube. Chances are ice has formed inside and when the ice maker goes to fill water sprays instead of flows out. In some models you can take the fill tube out from the back by removing two screws that hold it in, located at the upper right side if your behind it, and some you may have to pull out from inside.

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Ice maker stopped making ice. For this problem you have check few things. First thing, is the water filling in the ice maker chamber and then ice maker not making ice? Or, the water is not filling in the ice maker chamber so it's not making ice. If the water is not filling in the ice maker chamber then it's clear that ice is not getting made due to no water in the chamber. For no water filling, the problem is either water supply valve turned off so water is not filling. Turn on the water supply and it will fill. But if the water supply is turned on then the other possibility is ice blockage in the water fill tube. There is a tube from which the water runs and enters the ice maker chamber. If this tube is blocked then water will not enter the chamber. The tube needs to be defrosted, by using hair dryer. This procedure melts the ice collected in the tube and water starts running again. But if water fill tube is completely clear and no ice blockage or any other blockage. Then other possibility is water valve at the back of ice maker unit. This water valve is for letting the water in the ice maker. The water valve open only for 7 seconds and in this time the water fills in the ice maker chamber and then water valve closes and the same procedure runs again in the next water filling cycle.------- For your information I will mention that there are two valves. One is the main valve the back of the fridge section. This main valve lets the water enter the refrigerator and other valve is at the back of ice-maker section. This other valve lets the water to enter the ice maker. In most of the cases the fault is water valve at the back of ice maker section. ------------- The other above possibilities which I gave you is water not filling in ice-maker chamber so it's not making ice. But now consider that water is filling in ice maker chamber but it's still not making ice. Then the problem is ice maker unit itself. This unit is controlled by main board. But in most cases if water is filling the ice maker but it's not making ice then its faulty ice maker unit. So see if the problem is water not entering the ice maker then the water fill tube is frosted by ice or the water valve at the back of ice maker is faulty. Replace the valve. ------------

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

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My freezer is not freezing anymore please help as can not afford a new one ..thank you


Hi,
Follow the steps mentioned below to solve the problem:
First remove the ice bin and look inside the mold of the ice maker to see if it is full of ice. If the ice sensing arm is down ( on position) and the ice maker is full of ice, there is a failure inside the ice maker and the ice maker should be replaced.
If there is no ice in the ice maker, look at the fill tube on the rear of the ice maker. If the fill tube is frozen up the ice maker can't fill.
You can defrost the fill tube with a hair dryer.
The water valve on the rear of the refrigerator supplies water to the water dispenser and the ice maker. Since the water dispenser is working, the only line that could be blocked runs up the back of the cabinet and attaches to the fill tube for the ice maker. The water valve could be bad and not sending water to the ice maker.
If the fill tube freezes again you should replace the water valve.
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Hi,
Follow the steps mentioned below to solve the problem:
First remove the ice bin and look inside the mold of the ice maker to see if it is full of ice. If the ice sensing arm is down ( on position) and the ice maker is full of ice, there is a failure inside the ice maker and the ice maker should be replaced.
If there is no ice in the ice maker, look at the fill tube on the rear of the ice maker. If the fill tube is frozen up the ice maker can't fill.
You can defrost the fill tube with a hair dryer.
The water valve on the rear of the refrigerator supplies water to the water dispenser and the ice maker. Since the water dispenser is working, the only line that could be blocked runs up the back of the cabinet and attaches to the fill tube for the ice maker. The water valve could be bad and not sending water to the ice maker.
If the fill tube freezes again you should replace the water valve.
Hope this helps.
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Clicking noise in freezer I am assuming to try to make ice, no ice being made?


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

Ice makers can stop ice production due to poor air flow though the evaporator coils or through the failure of the ice maker module. If your certain the clicking noise your hearing is from the ice maker itself here is are some steps that you can use to troubleshoot the ice maker:
http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=34

This step from the above link is important:

TEST PROCEDURESIce Maker Plugged In To PowerShut-Off Arm Down-Freezer Cold
Test points L & N will verify 120 volts to Ice Maker module.(Make sure your test probes go into the test points 1/2".)
Test points T & H will verify if the bimetal thermostat is open or closed.
Short T & H with an insulated piece of wire ( 14 gauge) to run the motor. If the motor doesn't run, replace the module assembly. If you leave the jumper in for a half of a revolution, you can feel the heater in the mold heat up..if it's good.
Remove the jumper and the water valve will be energized in the last half of the revolution.

Once you insert the jumper between T & H touch the bottom of the ice maker and check for any signs of heat within the first minute. No heat = bad mold heater. It can 3 - 4 minutes for the sweep arm to harvest the ice.

Stick your finger back in the ice maker fill tube area in the plastic rectangular funnel area and check for ice build up. If the funnel is blocked with ice also pinch the ice maker fill tube for an ice block.
Should you notice ice in the funnel and the fill tube most likely the inlet water valve is bypassing water into the ice maker causing an over fill and ice build up condition. The remedy here is to replace the inlet water valve. They are NOT repairable. (Most of the time if the inlet water valve is bad your ice cubes will be fused into an ice block in the ice bin.) Also... if the ice maker fill tube is frozen full of ice... it can take up to 30 minutes using a hair drier to melt the ice as the insulation in the back of the freezer compartment keeps the ice maker fill tube from warming up enough to melt the ice in a timely fashion.

If you discover that the ice maker has over filled you can use a hand held hair drier and melt the ice in the ice maker.

If the ice maker seems to work fine then the freezer may be above 18 deg F. This is usually caused by ice build up on the evaporator coils as a result of either a defrost circuit problem or a slow running evaporator fan.

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SRCTE,  Are you certain that you installed a NEW water valve?  To isolate the problem between the ice maker and the water valve.  Remove the ice maker from the refrigerator.  Inspect the water fill tube for being stopped up with solid ice.  If so, clear the solid ice with a hair dryer blowing hot air into the end of the water fill tube.  Insert a long screw driver into the end of the water fill tube to break loose any remaining solid ice up in the tube.  Inspect with a flash lite to verify the water fill tube is clear and open.  Leave the ice maker out of the refrigerator overnite and operate the refrigerator as normally used.  After 6-8 hours, open the freezer door and inspect the end of the water fill tube; if the water fill tube is clear of solid ice then you have a bad ice maker which must be replaced.  If on the other hand the water fill tube has ice protruding from the water fill tube then the water valve is defected and must be replaced again.  If the water valve is replaced you may desire to install an external in line water filter. Hope this helps you.  Henry 

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