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Ice maker water supply apparently does not shut off!

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Sounds like you need a new water valve if its not shutting off

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Ice billed up in and around ice dispencer even when ice maker is off.


You don't mention a brand or model. All ice makers and chilled water dispensers must have a household water supply. This is controlled by water valves (much like a washing machine) that turns the water flow on and off as needed. If you've cleaned out the ice maker compartment, cleared away all ice build up and the icing problem recurs (usually over a period of days) then the water valve is leaking which lets water dribble into the ice maker compartment forming the ice. You can prove this by shutting off the water supply to the refrigerator (or even disconnecting it.) A new water valve should solve the problem.

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Ice maker drips water into freezer.Makes ice but doesn't shut off when full.


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I just hooked up the ice maker to the water line and put the lever down on the icemaker. The water has not filled the ice maker. Is there something I need to do further? The model # is 596.765 73600


  • here are some things to check for, please be very careful and only to this if you disconnect the power supply.

  • 1 Inspect the shut off arm located on the side of the ice maker. This arm should move up and down with a slight resistance when pushing upward. Make sure that this lever is not frozen to the side of the ice maker preventing it from dispensing ice. In addition, if the arm move loosely up and down, then it is broken and must be replaced.

  • 2 Verify that the ice maker is receiving water. Check the water supply valve which is usually located either behind the refrigerator or under the kitchen sink. The knob should be turned all the way clockwise until it will no longer move.
  • 3 Move the freezer or refrigerator out from the wall and locate the water supply line. This line extends from the water supply valve that was previously located. Make sure there are no kinks or twists in the water supply line as this prevents the ice maker from getting water. Also check for leaks along the supply line which will also prevent the ice maker form working.
  • 4 Locate the manual shut off button for the freezer, if it has one. In some models, the shut off button is located inside the freezer door. If this is the case, simply check to make sure the button is switched to the "on" position. Shut off valves are only on some Kenmore refrigerator/freezer combination appliances.
  • 5 Measure the temperature in the freezer by placing a thermometer inside and allowing it to sit for approximately one hour. If the temperature is higher than 17 degrees F, then something is wrong with the main freezer and not the ice maker.
  • 6 Check the water inlet valve to ensure that is allows water to flow through freely. First turn off the water supply at the water supply valve, usually located under the sink or behind the appliance. Locate the water inlet valve by following the water supply line up to where it attaches to the refrigerator or freezer. Turn the plastic nut at the base of the supply line counterclockwise to detach the supply line. Pull the two or four wires of the water inlet valve off of the terminals. Inspect the wires for burn marks or corrosion. If these are present, it means they must be replaced as water is not being fed to the freezer.
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    May 02, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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    The ice maker is not working. Apparently the water doesn't arrive to the freezer. The model of the Refrigerator is PTB1954GR.


    Either the water passing line is clogged/ blocked or got loose or the water inlet valve is faulty.It has to be checked.Read as follows:---

    Ice maker stopped making ice. For this problem you have check few things. First thing, is the water filling in the ice maker chamber and then ice maker not making ice? Or, the water is not filling in the ice maker chamber so it's not making ice. If the water is not filling in the ice maker chamber then it's clear that ice is not getting made due to no water in the chamber. For no water filling, the problem is either water supply valve turned off so water is not filling. Turn on the water supply and it will fill. But if the water supply is turned on then the other possibility is ice blockage in the water fill tube. There is a tube from which the water runs and enters the ice maker chamber. If this tube is blocked then water will not enter the chamber. The tube needs to be defrosted, by using hair dryer. This procedure melts the ice collected in the tube and water starts running again. But if water fill tube is completely clear and no ice blockage or any other blockage. Then other possibility is water valve at the back of ice maker unit. This water valve is for letting the water in the ice maker. The water valve open only for 7 seconds and in this time the water fills in the ice maker chamber and then water valve closes and the same procedure runs again in the next water filling cycle.------- For your information I will mention that there are two valves. One is the main valve the back of the fridge section. This main valve lets the water enter the refrigerator and other valve is at the back of ice-maker section. This other valve lets the water to enter the ice maker. In most of the cases the fault is water valve at the back of ice maker section. ------------- The other above possibilities which I gave you is water not filling in ice-maker chamber so it's not making ice. But now consider that water is filling in ice maker chamber but it's still not making ice. Then the problem is ice maker unit itself. This unit is controlled by main board. But in most cases if water is filling the ice maker but it's not making ice then its faulty ice maker unit. So see if the problem is water not entering the ice maker then the water fill tube is frosted by ice or the water valve at the back of ice maker is faulty. Replace the valve. ------------

    You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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    This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

    Apr 28, 2011 | Refrigerators

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    Ice mker does not make ice


    Hi,
    There are several causes of this.
    Here is a list to check. Some of this may seem silly, but follow it through.
    1 Water supply to back of fridge is shut off.
    2 Tube that supplies water is pinched or kinked closed. Similar to a Kinked garden hose.
    3 Solenoid valve (electric valve that opens and closes that supplies water to ice maker tray has failed)
    4 Solenoid valve does not seal completely allowing water to seep past it. If this is the case the tube inside the freezer compartment will have a solid piece of ice in it which prevents water from going into the ice make. (very common cause of failure) Take very close look at the tube. Usually it can be removed and reinserted fairly easily. You may possibly have to remove the Ice maker. That involves more work, but not a great deal. Let me know if you need to remove it and I'll write you a procedure.
    5 Ice maker feeler arm up (crescent shaped cube style of ice maker) which shuts the ice maker off.
    6 Switch inside Ice Maker that controls fill valve failed. Or other parts in it failed. Replace ice maker. (usually costs less that getting it repaired)
    7 County did not pay water bill to the state, and they shut off your water to collect.
    (Rare)
    I hope this helps. As it happens to be new years eve. Don't let this ruin it in any way. Get a bag
    of Ice at the local store and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR
    Best, Mark

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    Ice maker does not make ice anymore. appears the tray is not filling with water. door water dispenser is still working


    Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. It’s on the back where the water supply comes in. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

    The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.

    Apr 24, 2010 | LG LRFD25850 French Door Refrigerator

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    Ice maker not producing ice. Changed the water solenoid valve and the ice maker. still no ice! what is the problem here. how can i remedy this.


    Good Day,
    Obvious but,
    Shut water off to house at the meter. Remove supply line to water valve. Place end in a bucket, have someone turn on main valve for a 15 second count. Should have a hard steady supply from the line into the bucket.
    If no joy, and this is common,
    Remove Ice maker and see if ice has built up in supply tube from outside back of machine into the rear of the ice maker.
    If iced, defrost, but caution. Heat guns, hair dryers ect. can do more harm than good. Go slow.
    I do not recommend heat because of all the plastic and vinyl. Just shutting down the machine by unplugging it, and air drying.
    P.S. I've installed brand new ice makers and valves that didn't work out of the box.

    Nov 18, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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    KENMORE ICE MAKER DOESN'T WORK. WORKED WHEN IT WAS NEW. NO WATER.NO PUMPING NOISE.


    Good day,
    The first step is to check the ice maker.
    Pour water in the cavity of the ice maker until near full. Turn ice maker on and close freezer door and wait 2 hours. If it dumps ice then you can exclude the ice maker. If no action, and the water is still frozen in the cavity the ice maker must be replaced.

    If the ice dumps then follow these steps.....
    You want to check the water supply line to the machine from the house supply.
    I prefer to shut the whole house down with the shut off valve at the meter. Disconnect the water line to the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. Point the open end of the water line into a bucket, and while watching have someone turn the water to the house on for a 10 to 15 second count. Water should come out of the line forcefully. If not replace the line and it's connecting valve.

    If water supply is good, then replacing the water valve itself should solve your problem.

    P.S. In rare occasions, the file tube from the back of the refrigerator to the inlet of the rear of the ice maker can build up with ice. You have to remove the ice maker to check this. If there is ice in this tube you have to melt it out.
    However, caution using heat, as from a hair dryer ect. Heat from these devices can do a lot of damage to the hose and other plastic components in that area.

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    trigger solenoid is probably stuck shut you will haft to free up use cooking spray it is nontoxic to lube valve! Good Luck!!!

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    Ice maker doesn't work


    When you say you are getting water do you mean you are getting water in the ice maker tray? If so then unfortunately you will need to replace the ice maker. If not getting water to the ice maker then make sure the fill tube to the ice maker isn't frozen shut. If so, thaw it out and see what happens. If it isn't frozen shut then replace the ice maker. New ge ice makers, when installed, will not cycle until the ice maker gets below freezing so you will have to wait once it is installed.

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