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Kenmore side by side refridgerator w/water and ice in door

Water is dripping from water dispenser in door. had to turn off ice maker and water even though ice is fine.

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If there is a lot of water dripping and I guess there is since you had to turn the water off, you need to replace the dual solenoid valve to cure your problem. You did not post your model number so it is not possible for me to say if you have more than one valve assembly in your refrigerator. If you have 2 separate valve assemblies you will need to disconnect the lines one at a time to locate the correct valve to replace. I hope this helped you.
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