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The ice maker on my Amana side-by-side isn't working right. Too much water. I have replaced the valve twice and it works ok for a little while. What else could be wrong?

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Take a look at this web link:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=34

About 1/3 of the way down the page there is this statement with picture:
FILL ADJUSTMENT SCREW
1 full turn will affect fill by 40cc. 1/2 turn varies the fill by 20cc.Some Ice Makers May have knobTurning the knob or screw clockwise decreases fill; counter-clockwise increases the fill amount.Turing Adjustment Screw More than 1 full turn could damage module.

If you have 2 times replaced the water valve and you still tend to think the water valve is the problem again it may be time to use an IN-LINE water filter as you just may be getting particulate introduced into the ice maker water valve from the house connection. Particulate in the ice maker water valve seat causes them to bypass water when they are not supposed to.

I tend to think your in the right track and thinking the problem just may not be the water valve.

Use the link to troubleshoot. Just remember though that each time you cycle the ice maker using the jumper as instructed it will fill with water.

What I would to is pull the plastic hose in the back and cycle the icemaker BEFORE you make any adjustments catching the fill water in a measuring cup behind the unit. Note volume...

Make adjustment... Note volume difference. You should not have to make much more than a 20cc adjustment.

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