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Ice maker flooded the house

Yesterday evening my, up until now, perfectly working ice maker failed to shut off the fill water and created a small flood in the kitchen. The ice maker had frozen cubes which hadn't dumped. I assume there is a fill valve with either a timer, or sensor that shuts the water off, but have never tried to repair a fridge before. Is this one I should tackle, or is it time to call in a pro?

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  • Cliffc Mar 02, 2008

    aborcass - thanks for the response. We're talking continuous flow with about 10 gallons on the floor when I caught it. Sounds like the water valve was open and I'll need to get a valve and ice maker.

  • Cliffc Mar 04, 2008

    Ended up replacing the ice maker module and the water valve. All works correctly now. I have order a water sensor automatic shutoff to prevent the flood in the future.

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How much water we talkin here a cup or gallons?? the icemaker will only call for water after dumping cubes,SHOULD at least, if only a cup of water or so id say the ice maker has an issue and needs replacing(its an entire module), there is a valve behind the machine energized by the ice maker, if htat got stuck open in which case water continued to flow overnight i would repalce both ice maker and valve

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