Icemaker issue: cubes melting at the bottom causing water leak out the front
The ice-maker on our KSRS25IKS001 side-by-side recently developed a problem. The freezer is functional - food very frozen, but water started slowly leaking and creating a puddle on the floor.
Emptied the ice-maker - found that cubes were fine at the top of the unit, but frozen together nearer the bottom, and melting at the very bottom - causing the water drip.
After thawing and cleaning the ice-maker bucket, put it back and a day later it was full again. Problem came back and the melting has started again.
Would be very grateful if you can help diagnose the problem.
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Re: Icemaker issue: cubes melting at the bottom causing...
J, sounds like your dispensor flapper is not closing properly and you are drawing warm air up into the ice bucket. This model had an issue where the flapper pin holder was part of the housing and would break off. They have a kit now that fixes that problem. The only other thing it could be would be low freezer temps or it's staying in defrost too long. With out being there, I would start with the dispensor flapper. Check it out and post back.. Catriver.
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If you have a Frigidaire refrigerator with an icemaker, you may notice that water leaks from the icemaker from time to time. There are several reasons why this occurs, ranging from simple fixes to ones that are more complex. Once you notice leaking water, running through a quick checklist determines the problem, so that you can fix it.
Water Supply ConnectionsNo matter the type connection material used, it must be tight and secure so that no water leaks out. Check every place where a pipe connects to the appliance. Make sure the connection is tight and that there are no leaks. Ensure that the water supply valve is turned on completely. As you check each connection, watch that there are no drips. Tighten them if you catch any possible issue, as this could solve your problem.Clogged Condensation DrainWater can appear leaking from the icemaker when it is actually caused by a clogged condensation drain. The automatic defrost system occasionally turns on, melting any frost from the cooling coils. The resulting water falls into a drain sending it to a pan to evaporate. However, if ice from the icemaker makes it into this drain, it can clog it, and the water accumulates in either the fresh-food compartment or the bottom of the freezer in a side-by-side model. In a side-by-side with an icemaker, the water appears to be coming from the icemaker. Check the drain and clear it if there is a clog.
Ice Maker ValveIn Frigidaire models with an icemaker, a valve regulates the amount of water in the icemaker. If this valve malfunctions, a leak can result. The valve directs the water into cube molds. When obstructed by mineral deposits, the water sprays out of the molds. The water drips down and pools at the bottom of the freezer and onto the floor outside of the unit. Cleaning out the screen located at the end of the valve solves this problem.
Refrigerator - Icemaker Not Dispensing,or Not Making Ice
Check that the feeler arm on the icemaker is in the down position and is not blocked.
If the icemaker does not have a feeler arm make sure the icemaker paddle is not blocked under the icemaker.
For more information on the causes of new icemakers not making ice.
For more information on normal ice production.
Side by Side models:
The filter may be loaded with sediment that can cause low water pressure.
The water pressure must be between 40 and 120 psi.
Pressures below 40 psi may cause a malfunction of the icemaker (i.e. producing hollow cubes or no ice production).
Test the water pressure:
Dispense water from the dispenser into a large measuring cup for 20 seconds. If the measuring cup contains less than 13.5 ounces (400 metric centimeters), the water flow is inadequate.
If the amount of water is less than 13.5 ounces then the refrigerator fails the test, remove the filter and test the refrigerator again with the by-pass plug in place.
If the refrigerator dispenses the proper amount of water with the by-pass plug in place, then the filter should be replaced.
If you no longer have the by-pass plug and it has been over three months since the filter has been replaced, you should replace the filter.
If the refrigerator fails the test again and you know you have the proper water pressure in your home, you should call service to check the refrigerator.
If the amount of water collected is over 13.5 ounces then the refrigerator passes the test and the dispenser is working correctly.
Ice not Dispensing Due To Clumping Ice:
Your dispenser may not be dispensing due to clumping ice cubes. The ice cubes in your icemaker may be clumping for a couple of reasons:
Low food load:
The defrost cycle radiates heat into the freezer. The ice in the freezer will naturally absorb the heat. This will cause the ice to melt slightly during defrost, then eventually freeze together in clumps. Increasing the food load in the freezer will buffer the warmth from the defrost cycle and keeps the ice from melting.
Lack of use:
When the ice bin is full, the pressure from the weight of the cubes can cause the bottom cubes to fuse and clump. To prevent this from happening, discard the clumped ice and check the bin periodically to ensure the ice is not building up.
If you do not use a large amount of ice, move the feeler arm on the icemaker to the up position to turn off the icemaker and stop ice production.
For more information on the causes of clumping cubes.
If the ice bucket is not seated correctly, ice will not dispense properly. Make sure the ice bucket is in the correct position. Refer to Use & Care manual.
Carefully pour water from small glass into ice maker, until the cavity is near filled. Wait a few hours. If it dumps ice, you can usually rule out the ice maker.
If ice maker dumps, then it will be either a bad water valve, Ice building up in fill pipe going into the icemaker, or blocked water line that runs from your water source to the machine.
Caution. If the fill tube going into the ice maker is filled with ice do NOT
use heat such as a hair dryer to melt it. It will melt things you do not want to melt. If it is this problem, you must also replace the water valve because it is leaking slowly causing your problem.
Lastly, in rare cases, the microswitch in the ice maker fails and does not allow water to enter the icemaker.
It sounds like the icemaker is making hollow cubes , and the unfrozen water in the cubes , after dumping , freezes and causes the ice shells to stick togather . This is a sign of " not enough water going into the icemaker " . Replace the water inlet valve , behind the refrig , the piece the wall water line connects to , on the refrig .
not familuar with the brand but sounds like one of 2 issues
if it is overfilling making ice cubes larger than normal, adjust the ice maker fill time if it is possible
icemaker fills and cuts off but water valve seeps water after the fill causing the water overfill
one of the 2