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Ice maker leaking water

My icemaker is leaking water. it fills the tray and keeps dumping water out. i think the icemaker is cycling too fast. about every 5 min it dumps water for about 7 sec. then it does it again before it has made ice with what was in the tray so it overfills. when it kicks on if i unplug the water valve or the icemaker it will shut off.

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  • fordsohc46 May 05, 2008

    this is actually a frigidaire side by side model #frs23lh5db7

  • fordsohc46 May 05, 2008

    this is a frigidaire model #frs23lh5db7

  • fordsohc46 May 05, 2008

    this is a frigidaire frs23lh5db7 side by side

  • cancer72 Nov 03, 2008

    my ice resevoir fills with water instead of ice.

    I have a kitchen Aid Model no. KFRT19MT

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Replace the icemaker fill switch in the icemaker its self its a micro switch behind the gold panel on the front of the icemaker

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