Icemaker fill leaking on new LG LFX28978SW french door refrig
I just purchased an LG LFX28978SW french door refrigerator. They wouldn't hook up the water feed because it was coming from a reverse osmosis filter system. I hooked it up later and when the ice maker fills water runs out the front of the control panel and ice shoot. Is low pressure causing this or could something be wrong with the unit? Richard
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it will take about 12-24 hrs for the unit to be at the controlled temperature that you want -during that time it will be be trying to make ice if you have water hook up turn on the ice maker -but it will take awhile since the unit wont be at temp for the ice to form and accumulate
its likely you have frost inside your tracks. best option for you is to defrost the freezer and let the ice inside the tracks thaw. then after the ice thaws the tracks should work better. If that dosen't help you may need new tracks for the freezer door
Dirt in body of icemaker water supply valve. OR. Ice maker timer stuck when it selected "add water to icemaker. The first solution is simple, change icemaker water filter and disassimble valve to clean. The second is simple, buy a new icemaker.
Check the ice bank door to make sure it is closed properly. It is the door that covers the icemaker. Usually that is the problem that someone has left the door ajar leaking freezing temperature into the refrigerator.
The water tube to the icemaker inside the refrig may be frozen up. Thaw out with your hair dryer. To make sure the tube is clear. Shut of the water to the refrig, disconnect the inlet water line to the icemaker. Insert a flexable through the connector fitting, I used a zip tie. The flexable item should go all the way to the icemaker
Solution #2 Replace the "water inlet valve" at bottom back right of refrig. Easy To Do.
I have the same problem and I know the solution.
For LG to get their "in the door icemaker" to work,
they have to blow cold air into the door's icemaker compartment. This air
travels through two vents located just inside the refrigerator on the left
side. The problem LG has is that the seals between the door and the
refrigerator for these vents leak. This means that cold air is vented into the
refrigerator compartment. Any sensitive food placed on the bottom two shelf on
the left side will freeze. I can place two bowls of water in my refrigerator
and make ice in 6 hours, even though the refrigerator is set to 38 degrees. The
good thing is that LG knows there is a design problem and they know they can
not fix it. After calling LG repairmen out for my freezing problem and not
getting the seals fixed, LG gave up. Of course LG will try replacing the seals,
and then replacing the door; but the real problem is a bad seal design. Just
keep putting bowls in your refrigerator and as long as they continue to freeze
up, keep calling LG back and demand that they fix the problem. LG can not fix
the problem because it is a bad design, so now I am getting a new refrigerator
Model LFX 29927, which is better and has dual icemakers. If you an LG refrigerator with their in the door icemaker, place two bowls
of water inside the refrigerator, and if your seals are bad and they freeze;
complain to LG until they give you a new refrigerator.
The icemaker requires a water pressure of 1.5 - 8.5kgf/cm2. It is
acceptable if the water supply fills a cup of 180cc with water in 3
seconds. The icemaker produces small cubes if the water fed into it is
not enough and lumped together if too much water is supplied. In order
to obtain the desired size of ice cubes, the amount of water supplied
to the ice maker needs to be adjusted. Adjust the valve supplying water
to the icemaker or the unit in general in such a way that right amount
of water fills the ice tray.