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Icemaker not working and water draining into refrigerator. Help!

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Your fill tube is out of place
look at the back of the unit there is a small tube that fills the ice machine it is probably out of the hole you can force it back in if your strong enough

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: icemaker does not work

check the water hose. water supply to ice maker

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore 106.78202890 Ref. Icemaker seems

Hi there, I believe you may have a defrost drain problem. See the water has to drain somewhere else when the drain is stopped up. So instead of into the catch basin on the bottom of the frig it cascades down the backside of the frig and ends up under the crispers. To fix the problem you must clear the defrost drain. It is located beneith the evaporator coils. When the frost on those coils melt it turns to water. Remove the freezer access panel, and clean out the drain. Use some hot water or a shop vac.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Icemaker dosn't work no water going to icemaker but have drinking

Try using an hairdryer or defrosting the unit completely , this often get rid of blockage caused by frozen lines fixing the problem.

The water lines can also be unblocked from dirt using a thin flexible shaft. This after defrosting.

If all that does not fix the problem, then you may need to replace the water valve, the icemaker solenoid, or the whole icemaker assembly.

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Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool ET21DMXDW05 top freezer. icemaker not working

Give it some more time. The icemaker has an internal thermostat and it will not come back on until it reaches 16 degrees. It takes a while after it gets warm. if it doesn't start functioning in a few more hours you may have other problems. Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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There could several reasons for the water under refrigerator. Leaking water connection to water control valves. leaking defrost condensate pan or blocked condensate drain beginning inside freezer rear wall cause by ice or other gunk caught in the defrost drain line. Because leaks always happen differently on every model I will give you a page to look over and watch a small clip about fixing a refrigerator leak. One moment as I retrieve the information and links. Sea Breeze

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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