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How do you stop ice dripping

After istalling the icemaker, we turned the water on and water is dripping from the maker into the ice pan. Also what controls how much water goes into the ice maker.

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There is a water valve ( usually behind fridge in-line with tubing for water ), the valve is activated and releases water to fill cube tray. Does yours continue to fill or is it just overfilling a little too much and then stopping? You could try doing a search for schematics or diagrams for your make/model on Google for more info on how to adjust if it can be adjusted. Good Luck. If you are only getting a little bit of water in the ice pan and its just an annoyance, you could look for a plastic grid material that you could cut to fit into bottom of pan to keep ice from sitting in water. Then just empty water every so often.

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