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I have a side by side with water and ice dispenser. Every now and then a stream of water will leak down and cause the condensor tray to overflow in about 3-5 days requiring me to empty it before it overflows. When I once heard the flow of water I looked and saw the stream towards the back of the fridge flowing steadily into the tray for abbout 5 seconds. I did not have time to see exactly where it was originating.Any ideas? Ray

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  • minacon Nov 02, 2010

    Thanks I just changed it yesterday and will be watching it closely. Let you know

  • minacon Nov 02, 2010

    As far as the water, after I replaced the filter(yesterday) there was another stream. Could this be residual. I'll still keep my eye on it to see if it continues. Ray

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When the water filter is full some are designed for the water to go to the evaporator pan. Check to see if the filter is stopped up.

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    Charles T Nevin Nov 02, 2010

    It could be. In case it's not, does your water dispenser work and does it leak when you use it. Does the ice maker work and does it leak when it fills the ice mold.

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Is the condensation tray overflowing? Is water collecting in the bottom of it? Is it seeping out of the cabinet? Or is it dripping from the water dispenser? With no indication of where it's leaking from, how much water and for how long it leaks, there's a large number of possibilities.

Dripping from the water dispenser is almost certainly a bad solenoid valve, the rubber diaphragm is worn, sediment has collected on the seat or the spring is fatigued.

Water and/or ice collecting in the bottom means the condensate drain is plugged, best thing to clean it with is a short piece of 1/8" woven steel cable, sometimes called wire rope. Gently push it down the drain hole inside the box a few times and flush with soapy warm water.

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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

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