My icemaker is leaking water. it fills the tray and keeps dumping water out. i think the icemaker is cycling too fast. about every 5 min it dumps water for about 7 sec. then it does it again before it has made ice with what was in the tray so it overfills. when it kicks on if i unplug the water valve or the icemaker it will shut off. from reading this forum i m guessing either the valve or the icemaker need some help to narrow it down. this is a frigidaire frs23lh5db7.
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you have to determine if its the icemaker mold that has a crack and therefore leaks, or if you water valve solenoid is not closing compeletly at the end of the cycle. to check this, turn the water supply off to the refrigerator, then lift the arm up to turn the icemaker off. wait 3-6 hours, in case it JUST cycled, turn the icemaker back on, and it should dump one last set of ice cubes. slowly pour 4-8 oz of water into the icemaker with a measuring cup. do you see that same drip? if you do, replace your icemaker, if you dont, replace your water valve.
if all the ice cubes do not come out of the tray every time / then when next water cycle turn's on it has to over fill. it is a measured amount . so look to see if tray coating is failing / if black it probably is bad . newer one's are tan/ buff colored . . hope this helped mm . to correct replace the ice mker .
1.Bad water valve located in the back bottom of refrigerator.
2. Frozen fill tube going into back of ice maker. (common problem)
3. Ice maker not cycling. Pour water into ice maker cavity until near filled.
Wait a few hours and see if it dumps.
4.In rare cases, the switch in the ice maker body fails. Ice maker will cycle but not tell water valve to refill.
The following assumes that the ice trays are properly filling with water. If not, check the water control valve.
As long as the ice trays are filling with water, it's not actually the function of the ice maker to make ice. Ice simply forms because the freezer compartment is cold.
The icemaker's function is to sense when ice is formed in the trays and to dump the ice into its container.
This requires the use of a thermostat to sense the water/ice temperture and 'tell' the icemaker when it's time to dump the ice.
During the dump cycle, a heater briefly comes on as the arm swings through the ice cube compartments to assist in loosening the ice cubes and make them easy to dump.
If the icemaker is filling with water but you get no ice, I suspect that either the control circuit (thermostat, relays, and wiring) is not 'telling' the heater to come on, or the heater is burned out.
Some units also have a timer circuit such that both the timer contacts and the thermostat contacts must be close in order to initiate a dump cycle (i.e., it must be time to dump and the water in the cubicles must be frozen).
A skilled homeowner could make these repairs, but if you don't feel comfortable taking your icemaker apart and testing the components, I advise leaving the job to a qualified repairman.
Please confirm you have given the complete model number.
If the icemaker has a bail wire to control how much ice is in the bin, there is a fill switch inside the front cover of the ice maker which allows you to increase or decrease the amount of fill.
You may also have a cracked or corroded ice mold. Check by filling the icemaker with water manually, and watching to see if it drips once the initial overfill stops dripping. This would also be indicated by the ice cubes being smaller than usual.
Clear the Ice tray by pressing the button under the ice maker. The problem is that the ice is in the first couple of slots is not dumping and the tray tries to fill again and over flows. I pressed the button and cleared the tray of ice (This will tilt the tray and twist it to empty it) that was re-frozen several times without dumping. My ice maker works perfectly after I did the above. I think the problem arises if the door did not close completely. I stopped hanging the dish cloth on the door and on my LG Dish wisher. I hope this helps
i would recommend changing the water valves as they may be sticking or leaking now you can take the icemaker loose get a small baby bottle short the terminals to cycle water fill catch it with the bottle and see how much water it dumps should be about 4 ounces if the valve leaks will over fill the ice maker over a period of time say the valve is leaking a few drops at a time and the bail arm has the icemaker shut off because its touching ice in the bin but the water just keeps dripping down the fill tube till it runs over did you replace the whole icemaker or just the motor module