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We have an Amana AFI2538AEW we have had two techs. out already and we have replaced the fill valve. But still we have no ice. What happened is it started leaking water out of the fill cup in the ice maker and through the ice despencer. It kept making ice but at a slow rate and that is when we turned the maker off. The first tech took the ice maker out and couldn't put it back in and the second put it back and said it was the fill valve and my husband and I replaced it ourselves. Unfortunatly its been 12 hours and no ice yet. What do I do I can't even pay for good help.

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There should be a float connected to this valve that tells the valve when to open and when to close it kinda works like the float valve in your toilet (check this float),as far as the water leaking out of the cup in the ice maker the float probably bad, Hope this works for u

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