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When the ice maker fills with water, it also sends water to the Water outlet in the door. It appears to lead about 1/16 or 1/8 cup each time. We've watched it several times and cannot figure out where it comes from.

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  • tecountryman Mar 23, 2011

    If I use the water dispenser i get water out of only one side (water dispenser). If I switch the wires, I get a full stream out of one side (the ice maker side) and a trickle from the other side (water dispenser). Is this a wiring problem or a valve problem and what should I do?

  • tecountryman Mar 27, 2011

    Worked like a charm! Thanks for the help!!

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The water inlet valve on the back of the freezer where the water supply connects is made up of two valves. One for the ice maker and one for the water dispenser. Either both of yours are opening. ( you can disconnect both water lines and watch the water come out when you try the dispenser. You can swap the wires on the valves and try the dispenser again to see if water comes out both.)
OR the water is leaking between valves. If that's the case just replace the valve. If they are both opening then there is a wiring problem.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Mar 24, 2011

    It looks like the water inlet valve need to be replaced.

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