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My ice freezes together!

My ice maker makes ice, but it has a leak. Water freezes from the ice maker to the tray. It will make several blocks of ice, but when I try to get the ice out it is all frozen together. I was wondering if anyone knew where the water was coming from or if something could be loose. I would like to try all possibilities before I purchase a new ice maker. Thank you! My ice is one big block in the corner.  But the ice machine still works and there are still several loose cubes in the other areas in the bin.  But the corner is a block of ice.  Strangely, there's also always a little brown spot that develops on the ice.  As if oil is dripping.  I have no idea what that's about.

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  • chessie1629 Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem and I can see that the ice tray is twisted so that when it fills water to one of the cubes runs into the dispenser. This then freezes into a block. I would like to get a new tray or an adjustment to stop filling so high.

  • Tasker35 May 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. After the ice tray fills with water, a trickle of water drips into the left rear corner of the ice bin and freezes most of the cubes todether. I can't tell if the tray is overfilling or if there is a leak. The refrig is 18 months old. I attempted to level the ice tray but that didn't help.

    You would think that with the years of problems SubZero has had with malfunctioning ice makers, they might get a clue and redesign one that works. Friends that purchased similar units have also had problems with their icemakers, but not leaks.

  • TGunter3 Jun 26, 2008

    I am also having the same problem with the ice maker in my LG. It makes ice just fine, the bin is full but when you try to dispence it it can't because the bottom of the ice bin is frozen solid. And yes it does seem to start out in the back on the left side. My ice tray seems to be warped. Can it be spilling the water from the lowest part of the tray into the bin? If so can I replace the tray? HELP ME PLEASE I MISS MY ICE DIPENCER!!

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Do you mean the ice cubes are too large to be individual cubes and come out as a lump? The water is filled by a timed fill so if the fill solenoid stays open a little and drips water into the cube tray it will have more water than normal. I guess I'm not sure if you mean the ice cubes are stuck together in the tray or are they sticking together in the holding bin area?

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check the fill cup on the rear of the icemaker to see if any ice is frozen in the fill cup if so remove the ice

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Empty all ice from the bin and from the "Drill" like Ice shaper spinning unit. Let the unit make some new ice and see if that works.

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SOURCE: Ice cubes are frozen but will not eject into the ice bin. I need to know how to get them out.

HI, You can use a hair dryer to the bottom side of the ice maker and it will let the cylce finish and remove the cubes. Can you tell if the cycle has started?
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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