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Ice Maker problem 106-626636, too much water!?

I have had this Roper (whirlpool) fridge for about 7 years with this icemaker installed. Lately a large accumulation of ice has been forming in the back of the ice tray. Then I noticed there was ice forming behind the back panel of the freezer and pushing it out. I took it all apart today and cleaned all the ice from around the coil in the back and inspected the fill tube for damage that would cause a drip. I found nothing but ice.... anyone ever had this problem before? What was the solution? Thanks in advance!

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  • hdlstns Apr 28, 2009

    drain is was just in the top left corner, right behind where the icemaker is, and down from that, decreasing in quantity as it got closer to the bottom of the freezer. The majority of the (non cube) ice ends up in the back of the ice catching bin. I am convinced there is some kind of leak at or near the fill tube... maybe the pump for the water is leaking through it or something... maybe there is an adjustment on the ice maker itself....hoping someone has had this problem before and figured it out.

  • mbuller4 May 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. My fill line is just a "chute" that dumps the water into a catch basin of sorts. The basin drains into the mold to fill it up. There is a lot of "slop" in the catch basin. i.e. the basin is not held fast to the ice maker but moves around a lot when the bar that turns it off is moved up & down. I don't know if it's worn out, a piece is missing, or the "chute" gets stopped up sometimes & the water flies when it hits the blockage.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Yes, very good point either 1 the water valve is getting stuck open, 2. the ice maker is going bad, or 3. you have a leak. I recommend that you pull out the refrigerator. get like a wire you can plug in the wall and put 110 to the water valve. like (jumper cables kinda.) now either have someone look for leaks while you are doing this, if no leaks then it narrows it down to if the water valve is sticking or the ice maker is sending the voltage down to long. let me know if i can be more of assistance but this sounds very simple and easy to fix.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    something stuck in the drain... how how was the ice? all over the coils.



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Sears Had a couple of problems with this. They have a plastic tube they put on you ice make line that goes to the fill tray about 3 in long . You can make you own its just pvc pipe. The other thing is that the drain hole get froze over time and has you looking all over for a leak. The fix for this is a small strip of aluminum about 1/4 wide and 3 and a 1/2 long (pop can) rap it around the defrost coil 1 time and put about 2 in. down the drain hole. Now it can never freeze shut again. If you wan to buy the part its called a heat probe ( peace of tin) its about $20.00

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