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Ice Maker drips water at head end

Ice Maker drips water from the ice tray at the motor end . it is perfectly level is there a ajustmend to control the water flow . it is a Amana for a Frig #TS19VW

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There is a small set screw that you can adjust to control the inlet valve. Take off the front cover and look for the adjusting screw on the side panel. It usually has arrows indicating it if for adjusting. There is a picture here:

Have a look at this : http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYicemakertips.htm

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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  • brucesheets Jun 02, 2010

    There are 3 Ajustment screws on the amana ice maker.One onthe upper right, one on the lower right next to the large dial. one small screw to the side middle right .Witch one is the water ajustment screew.

  • Arjun Komath Jun 02, 2010

    Most probably the one in the right side.

  • brucesheets Jun 02, 2010

    Picture of power head does not look like amana ice maker

  • Arjun Komath Jun 02, 2010

    Its not Amana, I couldn't find the exact one.

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