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Icemaker continues to run water for several minutes

My icemaker runs water for about 3-5 minutes at a time filling up and freezing in the ice bin and also running out of the ice dispenser and then onto the floor. I too have set the lever to the stop position and water will begin flowing again for the same duration just a short while later.

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Water valve is out, or icemaker is calling for water when it doesn't need it which means it's broke... but i'm leaning towards the water valve is in need of replacement

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Change your icemaker module. It is getting stuck in the fill position. They are about 50 dollars or so and are held on with 3 screws normally.

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