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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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