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Whirlpool Icemaker flooding freezer

Hello, yesterday I pulled out the Icemaker and defrosted some ice that was stuck in the fill chute. However after I reinstalled it. The Icemaker proceeded to flood my freezer water went everywhere. Any suggestioins?

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  • MikeinBowie May 03, 2008

    I have Whirlpool Model ED25PE and water also freezes in the entry shute and causes a frozen water mess in the whole freezer unit. Twice I used a hair dryer to get enough melting to remove the frozed water from the plastic feeder shute. Afterwards I poured very hot water into the water entry chamber of the ice tray using a transparent ketchup/mustard/mayo squeeze bottle that has a long neck and a small discharge opening. However, the problem still happens after a couple of days. This last time I completely removed the ice maker and inspected for problems. All I found was ice in the entry chamber. It is working again after re-installation, but I have no reason to believe that the problem is fixed. I think the problem started after outside water was shut off by the water company for pipe work across the street.

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How much water and did you have to shut off the water supply to stop it

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My Whirlpool Ice Maker in the Freezer is frozen with ice stuck in the top. Some of the last ice that came out was more than half the circle size. Can I use a dryer to melt the ice stuck in it? How can I...


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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
The icemaker is 110v
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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