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Water gushing out of the back/top of the ice making section of the fridge

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  • mmcoughran Jun 30, 2008

    We have water gushing out of the bottom and leaking out of the ice maker and freezing the mechanism.

  • osci Oct 12, 2008

    water gushing out of ice maker on maytag plus #rsw2700

  • gbur8 Oct 14, 2008

    The water fills the tray and stops but later after the ice freezes the water starts again and overflows the tray. Sometimes water overflows the tray before the ice freezes. At other times the water freezes in the cup that funnels the water into the tray; once this happens water again overflows into the ice despencer.

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Http://www.applianceaid.com/ice-fill-adjustment.html

You can try this. There might be too much water filling the trays, resulting in leaking.

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

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