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Ice maker water will not stop/overflows

I have replaced the inlet valve & the ice maker.It fills up & overflows in the bucket. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    freezes, will not make ice,overflows into freezer

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    The ice maker in both the upper and lower compartments doesn't stop making ice and overflows.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    How to install inlet valve



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Either u got a bad ice maker or the spout going into the ice maker is leaking, ect.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2007

    I would make a test cord bypass icemaker and test water going to icemaker ... watch as the water comes in icemaker.. check for leaks in spout.. ice maker controls water flow when filling just need plug in few seconds at a time



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