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I have replaced both the entire icemaker as well as the inlet valve. Water is still freezing in the lnlet tube before it reaches the icemaker. Initially it made a few scrawny ice cubes, now it's not making any. Why is the water freezing as it enters the intake tube?I haver the freezer temperature dial on 3.

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  • thilmy12 Sep 18, 2010

    I feel like this side-by-side is nickeling and diming me to death over this ice maker issue. It has cost me close to 200.00 in parts. So, I'd like another opinion about why the water is freezing in the intake tube before it even reaches the icemaker. What if I replace the whole intake tube which was suggested, and it's something else. When do I stop pouring money into this refrigerator. Frustrating!

    Thanks

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Is there a filter, and did you replace that? Here's what one person said about this problem on a website:
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/67564-water-inlet-tube-keeps-freezing-up.html
Since you replaced the valve, I'm wondering if it's leaking a bit.
Here's some other reported ideas:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/repair/msg1215274318178.html
Sorry I couldn't find more specific information, but we need the make and model number to do that.
You need to google your model number and see if there are any specific articles relating to this. Sometimes, manufacturers recall units, so check their website and also recall websites:
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Hi,

The reason this happens is either because the setting on the freezer is not at the manufacturers recommended and is too cold.

The other reason is because the tube that runs from the rear of the freezer to the ice maker is made of Teflon. like a frypan that gets old the water does not run correctly into the tray and droplets form and freeze thus a blockage occurs.\

If your temp is set at manufacturers recommended setting replace the fill tube. It should be quiet east to pull it out from the back and replace.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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