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Water dispenser is continually flowing & won't turn off!

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Refrigerator Leaking From Icemaker
If it's leaking from inside the freezer then it's coming from the icemaker or the drain. Lets start with the icemaker. If it's the icemaker there will likely be an ice hanging from the icemaker or just a big block of ice in the ice bin. In any case, it will be obvious.
There are a few reasons this will happen: one is the icemaker will stop turning when it gets to the fill cycle. This will happen when the gears in the icemaker break. On GE icemakers that were made before the year 2000, you can see the gears by taking off the cover on the front of the icemaker. However, if the small gear is broke you can't buy it as far as I know. I have been taking them off of junk icemakers for years. So this part may be hard to find. But if the big gear is broke replace it. Another reason icemakers leak is the fill tube is stopped up and I already discussed this earlier (replace water valve and clean out tube).
Another reason icemakers leak is that the water comes in too fast so it over fills the first cube mold. When this happens you will get a few drops of water when it fills. To fix this you have to take the icemaker out and remove the piece on the side of the icemaker. I don't know the name of it so for this we'll call it cube separator because that's what it does (most of them just snap off others have a screws). Now take silicone (RTV) and put a small amount around the first cube mold only under the cube separator. Now reinstall the cube separator and wipe off excess silicone and it shouldn't leak anymore.
Another reason that icemakers leak is that the refrigerator water valve sticks after the icemaker goes out of the fill cycle. When this happens the valve stays on and the icemaker keeps on turning, in which case, replace the refrigerator water valve.
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SOURCE: LG Refrigerator water and ice dispenser stuck

We just had this problem and we fixed it by peeling off the soft rubber covering (the part you press the glass against)and then putting it back on. There is a plastic tab beneath that could get stuck if the rubber part gets an air pocket or bent out of shape. This took 2 minutes and worked like a charm.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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SOURCE: water doesn't stop

hi thanks for the question the problem seems to be a water valve especially a summer home sediment from well water gets stuck in the water valve or just a weak spring in the water valve i would replace the valve thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

Mark Egan

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SOURCE: water dispenser keeps dispensing water when not pressed

If you can pull on the lever to make water flow stop, chances are there is a mineral buildup inside the valve, or the seat in the valve has failed. Either way, the valve normally needs to be replaced as they are not usually serviceable. Leave the Model number of the refrigerator so that I can check what to replace.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Ice dispenser works; water continuously flows from water spout

may be your water valve

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: water continues to flow after dispensing coffee

Sounds like there was a high pressure buildup at one time that affected the spring and valve in the grouphead. Remove the shower screen and then the 2 allen wrench screws, check the spring and valve to make sure it is seated properly.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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