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Whirlpool refridgerator ice maker

I have a whirlpool model ED25RQXXW00, side by side. the icemaker water feed keeps freezing in the tube. i have thawed it out and it will work for a day or two and then freeze up again. how do i fix it?

Also the plastic on the dispenser on the door has yellowed badly. can it be replaced?

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Re: whirlpool refridgerator ice maker

Check your water valve. Most likely it is leaking by the seal on the icemaker side of the valve so that it is getting a slight trickle of water all the time to the fill tube. This will freeze in the tube much like an icecicle is formed. This is the most common cause. Low water pressure and mineral deposits inside the tube can cause it also, but it usually will take longer than a few days for the problem to reappear.
The dispenser housing and parts on your fridge are replacable and show to still be available.
You can go to, click on parts, enter your model number, and see parts diagrams and lists for your fridge.
This link should go directly to the parts site.
Post back and let me know about the water valve.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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