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I have a brand new kitchenaid ice maker for my outdoor bar. My contractor installed the water line and drain hose, but it just pours water out of the bottom of the unit and will not produce ice. It's been pouring out at five minute intervals for two hours.

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  • karencoco Jul 19, 2008

    I can't seem to find out why my Kitchenaid outdoor icemaker is gushing water at five minute intrvals from the bottom with no ice.
    This is the second one that Loews has delivered and I must be doing something wrong with installation. The water line is not kinked, my plumber hooked it up and we checked that. It's been pouring water out for several hours now.

  • karencoco Jul 19, 2008

    This is just an icemaker, not a refridg.  

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HI,

hen it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve.

First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jul 19, 2008

    Water
    coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the
    ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the
    defrost drain pan.

    Here's what to do:


  • If
    the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure
    the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.



  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.


  • Priya darshan Jul 19, 2008

    If you need anymore help let me know.

    Please don't forget to rate or accept the solution.


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    Check that the water line is not boken at some point

    Posted on Jul 19, 2008

    • Ginko
      Ginko Jul 19, 2008

      Check first if ice cubes are stuck inside, but I dont think there is water getting to icemaker either.
      If water does not get up there , then either the line is broken at some point or water freezes inside the line, check it out.


    • Ginko
      Ginko Jul 19, 2008

      The water line is broken, disconnect the water from the fridge and call back Kitchenaid



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