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Hi. I have a Whirlpool conquest GS6SHAXKS01. The Icemaker seems to be harvesting ice correctly however, there is leaking, icicles, and a large block of ice behind the tray. I have read that it could be the icemaker itself or it could be the water inlet valve. How do I determine which one is the problem so I can buy the correct piece?

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  • akozel Jul 16, 2010

    Thank you. I will be check this out.

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Hi, sometimes the frozen chunk of ice in the back of your ice tub is caused by the tub being overfilled. The ice cubes pile up so high that they come in contact with the defrost heating element in the bottom of the ice maker. This melts the already formed cubes and form a blob of ice in the rear of the tub.

If the "icicle" is forming even when the tub is relatively empty, then it is probably a leaking solenoid valve. This is an electric water valve that opens and closes according to demand. Like any valve, it has seats that eventually leak, especially in areas with hard water. This will need to be replaced. Water filters go a long way in increases the useful life span of the valve and will also improve the ice quality.

Take care

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

  • akozel Jul 15, 2010

    Thanks for the feedback. Is there a way of testing the solenoid? I want to make sure that is it before I purchase the replacement.



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    Shehu Pro Jul 15, 2010

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5592107_test-v...

    Check it out here..


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