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The water level is sensed and turns off a valve, usually by a solenoid. Most likely the valve is worn. Here's how another FixYa tech answered the same question:

Solution #1 posted on Dec 21, 2009

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Good day,
If the fill pipe that fills the ice maker is in it's proper position, then it is a defective water fill valve located in the bottom rear of the machine.
After harvesting the cubes the ice maker mechanism continues to rotate and turns the water valve on for 7 seconds. If it does not shut off smartly then it can cause the well to overfill, and flow water into the bucket.
Do not let this go. A small leak could turn into a major overflow, even overnight causing serious problems to the machine and as I have seen the entire house.
Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

  • hotrodmarkd Jul 29, 2010

    thanks but maybe i said it wrong the problem is in the door not the ice maker . when the ice maker fills it leaks in the water in the door were you get water in the door and when you fill a glass it leaks and dont shut off all the way is it still the fill valve on the back bottom of the ref? thanks

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Hello Rhonda Cornett,

Okay... water at the wall is connected... good...
but now you have TWO solenoids at the ENTRY POINT...

It would have been nice to know if there is water in the tray...
or if it EVER WORKED... but whatever.

If you are NOT getting water in the ICE TRAY...
you need to check that wire is connected to ITS OWN SOLENOID... (ELSE: solenoid might be bad)...

You might be able to TEMPORARILY REVERSE the water valves
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Then restore EVERYTHING... (take pictures ahead of tampering).

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Every ice-maker I've ever tampered with has an on/off switch..

Fill controls... and firmness settings of some sort...
Check'em all out before getting DRASTIC.


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