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My Ice maker stopped working (no water for ice) I replaced the water supply solenoid and plugged it back in. Ever thing worked fine except when the water valve cycled open. Water began leaking from the frig where goes into the back of the freezer to the icemaker. Could line be frozen or blocked???

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Yes, the short tube that goes from the back of the refrigerator to the icemaker can freeze up solid preventing any more water to pass thru. this is caused by a bad water valve that is slowly leaking water to the icemaker.

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