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Shannon Hannan Posted on Jun 05, 2007

Water leaking inside freezer ice maker

I have a Hotpoint side by side refrigerator with filtered water/ice maker. About 4 months ago, the auger arm broke in the ice bin, we replaced that, but in the mean-time we turned off the icemaker (water still worked in the door). Once the auger was in and ice bucket back, we turned on the icemaker again. All parts in the icemaker seemed to work, but no water came out. All the information I could find seemed to suggest that the water line was frozen. I defrosted the freezer and used a hairdryer on the water line (behind the fridge) and inside the freezer (careful not to melt anything, as suggested). No luck. I just threw my hands in the air and gave up, figuring that I'd be making my own ice from now on. But, today, water came pouring out of the freezer.(From the water tube that fills the ice tray).The water would not stop even when the ice tray was full. The icemaker was not turned on. I turned the water line off (shut off seems to be working, water stopped leaking) to the fridge and defrosted the freezer again. I haven't changed the water filter in about one year but I have not had any problems with the water flow from the door. What can I do?

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    where do i fill the water in a hotpoint refridgerater icemaker?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    not cooling properly and inside of freezer side freezing up

  • 1bizymama Mar 18, 2008

    The water line to the fridge was severed, I had it fixed. This morining gallons or water came rushing out of my freezer when I opened it. Help!!!

  • jennie1942 Sep 01, 2008

    We replaced the valve on the back of the fridge and since then it makes ice but there is a leak as the water freezes intoi a big clump in the ice maker. Also since we replaced the valve all we get is crushed ice on the door if you want cubes you have to take them from the bin. Thanks in advance for your help. Jennie

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Arm turns when door is shut and won't stop. Take tray out but then after a few minutes starts again?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    icemaker and water
    stopped working.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Ice maker not making ice. Light is flashing 2x. Water works. Defrosted freezer to make sure lines not frozen


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Sounds like the line was frozen but the water fill indicator is faulty.


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  • Posted on Aug 20, 2008

SOURCE: icemaker auger jams , GE side by side

Water expands when it freezes and you probably have too much of it when the mold tray fills... Readjust the level to a bit less and you won't have triplet or quadruplet ice cubes..
Hope that helps...

Sea Breeze

John Tripp

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  • Posted on Oct 28, 2007

SOURCE: water is going to dispenser in door but not to icemaker.

The first thing I would look at is the two solenoids on back of refrigerator. Each of the two have 2 wires. Switch the two sets of the two and then try the water dispenser. If the dispenser then don't work the ice maker should begin filling. If this happens you will need to purchase a new duel solenoid for that fridge. Hope this helps, Sea Breeze  


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  • Posted on Sep 01, 2008

SOURCE: icemaker auger

To see how the auger goes back together, go the the Sears parts web site and put in your model number. It will show the parts list and a diagram. You may be able to print it out, Don't remember if there is a print option or not but if you have a screen capture program you could also.


Charles T Nevin

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  • Posted on Aug 15, 2009

SOURCE: There seems to be too much water pouring into the

If it overfills and drips, look for an adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water.

If it continuously drips, replace the water inlet valve on the back where the house water supply comes in.


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