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Water to my ice maker freezes in metal tube

My ice maker is not kicking out the ice fast enough before it fills back up.so it is freezing up the water thats coming out and cloging up.

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  • startpines Jul 23, 2008

    a plastic tube protrudes through the frig to a metal tube which directs water into the ice tray to be frozen. The water freezes in both the metal and plastic tubes. Prior to inserting Styrofoam around the tubes water ran down the back of the frig and froze to the back. I have also raised the temp in the freezer a small amount and varied the size of the cubes. however the problem still exists

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    check the water pressure coming into the water valve also see if the inline filter is clogged

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    i dont quite understand what your trying to say whats freezing up the fill tube or the icemaker

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ON MOST ICE MAKERS, THERE IS A LARGE WHITE GEAR ON THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER BEHIND THE COVER.
THIS GEAR HAS CIRCUIT TRACES ON IT THAT WILL BURN THE PLASTIC FROM ARCING FUSING THE WATER FILL CIRCUIT TO ANOTHER ONE CLOSE TO IT. THIS WILL CAUSE THE FILL TIME TO TRIPLE FROM THE 7 SECONDS TO ABOUT 20 SECONDS. THIS WILL OVER FILL THE ICE MAKER AND POUR DOWN INTO THE ICE BIN. THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO REPLACE THE CONTROL MODULE OR THE ENTIRE ICE MAKER.

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