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Water is freezing when it runs down the water trough to my ice maker. I have the Freezer settings pretty low (my options are A the warmest, B or C the coolest and I have it between A and B). Are there there any other solutions besides just turning the down the temp control a half notch to A?

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The refrig water valve , is seeping . This means that it isn't closing completely , letting a slow drip run down the fill tube and freezing . Replace the water valve (piece the wall water line connects to on the back of the refrig ) and I believe this will solve the problem .

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