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I have a whirlpool refrig/freezer with ice maker. The freezer keeps freezing over...do you know why this is happening

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If its freezing over on the back wall and the fan in the freezer is running then you have a defrost problem. The defrost system consist of the the defrost heaters, bi-metal thermostat and defrost timer. Nine times out of ten the defrost heaters wont go bad so focus on the timer orthe bi-metal. In my opinion its best just to change them both and get it out of the way. With that said, if the fan isn't running that will cause your freezer to frost up as well.

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The freezer isn't making alot of ice. Can the hose behind the ice maker freeze?


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

When a refrigerator slows down ice production it is usually the result of poor air-flow through the evaporator coils. The poor air-flow is due to ice build up on the evaporator coils. The ice build up happens because the unit is not defrosting properly or the evaporator fan is not running at full speed.

To answer your question "Can an Ice-maker tube freeze?" Yes, they can and do freeze but when they do freeze that is caused by a defective inlet water valve that is leaking water by when it is supposed to be shut off. It can freeze if some one set the temp control to MAX cold. Additionally when they do freeze and the Ice-maker cycles the plastic hose on the back of the unit pops out of the ice maker tube and each cycle starts porting ice maker fill water on the floor.

This may sound odd.. but. Perform a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so do not leave it unattended) The return the unit to normal service and after 8 hours start watching the amount of ice produced. (Should be normal for 2 days!) If after 2 days the ice production slows again you have an automatic defrosting problem that is causing the ice build up on the evaporator coils.

If you need any more assistance please include your complete model number in any future responses.

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There seems to be ice stuck in the little slide to


the best way to defrost this is use a blow dryer in the comparment and th a towel or shop vac to soak up the water

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Ice maKer is not getting water but the water side works.


Your refrig water valve , has 2 coils on one valve . One is for the water dispensor , and one is for the ice maker . So even if you get water thru the dispensor , the other coil ( for the ice maker ) could be bad . The fill tube from inside the freezer to the ice maker , could be frozen solid , keeping the water from entering the ice maker . This frozen tube , would be caused be the water valve " seeping " , which means , it isn't closing completely , and drips freezing inside the tube . indicating a bad water valve . Pour about 2/3 cup of water into the ice maker . If it dumps , but doesn't refill with water , replace the water valve but also check this tube . If the ice maker does not dump the frozen cubes , replace the ice maker , but also check the coils under the refrig , for dust , lint , etc , needing to be cleaned off . The ice maker needs to be 5 degrees to operate , and dirty coils can keep the freezer at 6 degrees or above .

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Hi, My Amana Refirg is about 30 years old-refrig on bottom freezer w/ice maker on top. The ice maker was skipping and would not stop by raising the arm. Consequently is ceased, now however the freezer is...


do you see alot of frost on the rear panel of the frzer if so it has failed to defrost and repair is req or do a manual defrost until a tech can get to you if no frost sorry sounds like you have a weak tired compressor or leak of freon and being 30 yrs old it is not cost effective to repair this item....

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Frost inside and ice on floor of freezer


The water can only come from 2 places, the drain is blocked or the ice maker is over filling.The temps are too good to have any other things going wrong. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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U-Line icemaker is undependable


to make ice the thermo in the ice maker must be below 5 F...make sure there is a clear flow between the evaporator and the ice make also make sure you have a good seal between the freezer and the refrig areas..

1) put a cup of water in the refrig.
2)start with the coolest setting and move 1 setting every 24 hrs.
until it up until it freezing the water.
3) coolest you can get but not freezing the refrig...
hope is help

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look at the chute where the ice comes out the door and see if the door in there is sticking open and leaking air in some times it helps to hold a flashlight on the out side aimed up the chute while lookin down on the inside

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