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Leaking water in icemaker. water from icemaker leaks into freezer and freezes on freezer wall

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the freezer is ok

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If you are sure that it's coming from the ice maker I believe that you possibly have a leaking water control valve on the side for the ice maker on the rear of refrigerator near floor there is a dual water valve control. Many times when this happens the water will freeze in the fill tube that fills the ice maker in the rear of freezer. You can defrost the frozen water in the fill tube with a hair dryer but that will not stop the problem from coming back. When that happens water tends to at times go everywhere but the ice maker. You can test the water control valve several ways. By unplugging the side to the ice maker and if water continues to flow slowly to the ice maker then the dual water control valve will need replaced, Sea Breeze

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Sep 10, 2009

    If you are sure your model is the Artica/Profile PSS26 then the water control valve is Part Number WR57X10032

    But some times the leak is mistaken as coming from the ice maker and is is coming from the defrost drain being block by a ice feezing below the evaporator in the back of your freeze rear panel. I will place a link to that if you should be having that problem. HOW TO FIX A LEAKING REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER
    If you have more questions or need help feel free to let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
    SEA BREEZE TIP's
    Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan. Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slowly because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Or use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Flushing it out with hot water and Clorox may help.
    Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
    If you have more questions or need help feel free to let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
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