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Ice Tray Won't FIll with Water

Myice maker is not filling with water. When I pulled the fridge out, there is water leaking from the water line at the top of the back of the fridge where it enters to the ice maker. It appears there was some pressure as the wall is also wet. I did not notice any leaking though. Water is getting to the water dispenser on the front... any thoughts would be appreciated

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  • Foss1 Sep 03, 2008

    Thanks, i removed the plastic line for filling water and the line was frozen. I melted all the ice in the line. Still not filling tray, not sure if temperature of freezer needs to lower to freezing temp to fill tray or if something else is also broken.

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Number one repair leak could be as simple as loose fitting most likely fitting needs replaced should solve problem if not once the leak is repaired pull out ice tray inside fridge in the rear you will see small outlet that fills the trays run a blow dryer full heat on it to clear it from freeze up which might be clogging your line good luck hope this helps

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