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Refrigerator's Ice Maker Leaking Water

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If your refrigerator ice maker is leaking water, the first step is to locate the source. This is a guide about refrigerator's ice maker leaking water.
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September 30, 20133 found this helpful

I can see water from the fill line going into the ice maker. The water just pours into the icemaker and then instantly into the freeezer to the floor. What causes this?

By Robert

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October 2, 20132 found this helpful

Are you sure it is your icemaker? We had a problem with ice forming on the bottom of our freezer and finally figured out it was too much stuff in our freezer compartment. When we cleaned out most of the frozen goods it has not leaked again. Just a thought!

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April 5, 20160 found this helpful

I have the same problem what was the solution

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June 26, 20160 found this helpful

bottom load freezer, ice maker is leaking

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

It sounds like the fill valve is no longer functioning. They are easy to replace though. Find the part number for your refrigerator and order one. To replace, unplug the unit and turn off the water supply. Take the rear cover off of the refrigerator and locate the valve(See where the water supply line enters). Disconnect the water lines and the electrical harness. Remove the screw which holds the fill valve and discard. Install new valve and reconnect the wire harness and waterlines. Test the new valve and you should be in business.

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July 16, 2016

It appears the water inlet is putting to much water into the ice tray of my ice maker and I am getting large chucks of ice. The auger is also freezing up as it appears water is dripping into the tray and the auger is completely coated in ice at the back where the turning arm is located.

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August 20, 20161 found this helpful

Some of the ice cubes are staying in the tray rather trhan dumping into the bin. When valve opens to refill tray some of the water spills over into the icebin and freezes into a mass around the auger.

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September 7, 20160 found this helpful

The auger is freezing up as it appears water is dripping into the tray and the auger is completely coated in ice at the back where the turning arm is located.

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May 31, 20171 found this helpful

kenmore elite slim in door ice maker leaks water into ice. causes ice to clump up and then won't come out of dispenser model 795.71073.012

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August 11, 2015

I have a Samsung French door refrigerator with a bottom freezer. My ice maker is leaking water and it is coming through the dispenser. My kitchen got flooded. What can cause the ice maker to leak that kind of water?

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June 11, 20111 found this helpful

My refrigerator has a bottom freezer with an ice maker. This is the second time we have had water in the bottom of the freezer. The first time water ran all over the floor. The repair man put in a new timer and the repair was $300. It has happened again. We shut off the ice maker. Would it be cheaper to replace the ice maker or have another part to fix. I don't dare to go away and have the house flooded.

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June 11, 20110 found this helpful

When did you do the original $300 repair? Call them back and complain that they did not fix the problem. If it was recent you may be under warranty.

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June 12, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with OliveOyl. To take it one step further have the person who did the warranty work return and this time completely remove the ice maker and disconnect it so you no longer have it leaking on your kitchen floor. Make your own ice cubes by using the ice cube trays.

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April 9, 2017

I have a Frigidaire SXS refrigerator (FGH2655PF5A) that leaks water from behind the ice maker, which then runs down the back of the freezer compartment and eventually freezes near the freezer fan and obstructs the fan. I have had the ice maker serviced twice and replaced once, but still no fix. It is now out of warranty and Frigidaire is no help. Any ideas on how to determine where the water is coming from and how to correct the problem would be appreciated.

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April 9, 20170 found this helpful

When was the last service call? Often the service calls are guaranteed even if the wararenty on the item is expired.n Our microwave wararenty expired in December. But that October the service tech worked on it and his work was guaranteed for 9 months. He came back 3 times before he got it right.

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April 9, 20170 found this helpful

It doesn't matter that it is out of warranty. It wasn't fixed properly the first time. I would pursue this and go all the way up to the head of the company.

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April 10, 20170 found this helpful

most ice makers have a rubber washer. on the back try taking it out and changing that washer?

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April 10, 20170 found this helpful

It probably has a faulty valve. I would still call them. More often than not, they will want to help you rather than having you as an upset customer. I had mine checked after warranty with no issues.

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April 10, 20170 found this helpful

I just had a huge water damage is due to icemaker leak. Around 50k worth of house damage. Keep an eye on it and be sure to get it fixed ASAP

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May 10, 20170 found this helpful

Look to c if u have ice buildup in the fill tube coming out of freezer rear wall to Ice maker this can cause splash over, if so then u may have an air leak on back of fridge where water line goes into freezer, if so re deal with silicone, also could b a bad water valve causing valve not to close completely allowing overfill.

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August 13, 2017

I a have a Frigidaire refrigerator. When I push the ice dispenser, water comes out of the water dispenser instead and there is a leak below. Nothing happens when I push the water dispenser. Why?

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August 8, 2016

The ice maker in my side-by-side does make ice. The problem is I am getting water in my bin, it is then freezing in my bin making a clump and then it won't dispense the ice. I have ice in the bottom of refrigerator. We've replaced the water valve in the back of the refrigerator; so what now?

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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

is it coming from the valve or I wonder if the water hose has a split in it somewhere?

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October 14, 2015

When it calls for ice in the ice maker, water comes out of the plastic tube into the drain pan and eventually overflows. It is a Whirlpool mod#ET1MTKXKQ03. The drain hose is at the rear bottom of the fridge.

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October 15, 20150 found this helpful

A very easy online search for the "Whirlpool" site will take you to the manufacturer's "contact us" website. You can ask questions via email or call directly. The answering rep may be able to clarify your problem and suggest fridge repair services in your area.

http://www.whir  .com/contact-us/

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August 31, 20160 found this helpful

Ice maker leaking from module in front of ice cube maker.
Have placed a cup in ice collector and now collecting 1 cup every 2 days.

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December 27, 20120 found this helpful

Our ice maker was overfilling the tray and creating a mess in the freezer on our side by side GE. Since we rarely use ice I just unplugged the ice maker unit and removed it from our freezer. I left the water line open because we do use the filtered cold water to drink.

My question is, is this OK? My concern is will the water tube in freezer ever "turn on" since the unit is now removed. The water is still fully connected because I couldn't see a way to only shut-off the ice maker water supply without losing the cold filtered water supply. Anyone ever do this? Any problems removing the ice maker, but leaving the water supply connected? Thank you.

By Sonny

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December 29, 20120 found this helpful

Plumber husband just said once the ice maker is unhooked it's not sending a signal to dispenser valve, therefore no water! Hope that helps!

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

I HAVE TURNED THE WATER OFF TO THE ICE MAKER AND IT IS STILL LEAKING!!!!
WHERE IS WATER COMING FROM?

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December 22, 2008

I have a leaky side by side with water/ice dispenser, but no supply line is hooked up to the unit. I have a frozen lake in the bottom of the freezer, how do I fix this? I took everything out of the fridge/freezer for two days to let it thaw. About 2 weeks later I am leaking again. Please help!

Joe from Clinton Township, Mich

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful

I had the same issue your freezer's defrost system has a blocked drain hose under the freezer or the freezer drain (inside bottom) is blocked by ice or some other item.

I had to remove the back wall of the freezer to fully defrost the freezer and check for blockage (it was ice for me). It's easy to remove the back wall of the freezer or you can call a service person for approx $150.

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful

Its not the ice maker - in the floor of the freezer is a small drain that lets the water drain out after it goes through defrost - it sounds like it is plugged up and not draining. Clean out the ice and look and see if you can see the drain - if you can- take some weed eater string and run it through that should clean out the drain. No more frozen lakes.

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March 8, 20140 found this helpful

We recently remodeled our kitchen and are waiting on a few things to arrive. We moved our refridgerator to a new location but the water lines are not hooked up on the ice maker. I have noticed water leaking on the side where the ice maker is on several occasions. Any advice on how to fix this? I think once we have the water lines hooked back up we should be okay, but for now I would like to solve this issue. Thanks.

By Steve from Chicago, IL

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May 11, 20150 found this helpful

I recently had my floors removed for a toilet leak. When they removed the flooring under the LG freezer/fridg started to leak on the right side where the ice maker is. It didn't leak all the time but ice started building up under the freezer drawer...it never had any issues before it was moved. Could this have been caused when they moved my Refridgerator?

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December 5, 20130 found this helpful

What can be the solution? My refrigerator continues to drip water from the dispenser even though the water has been disconnected for some time.

By T Ponton

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April 6, 20150 found this helpful

Did you ever resolve your problem? I'm having the same issue. Ordered a new water inlet assembly but hasnt come yet. I shut the water supply off but water dispenser still leaks even though no water comes out. If I push the dispenser lever for a glass of water. Unless it's dripping from water still left in the line.

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March 13, 20120 found this helpful

We have a Frigidaire refrigerator, a simple 2 door top and bottom. The ice maker works, it cycles, but the water leaks out of the bottom front. Is this an easy fix?

By Lety

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November 15, 20120 found this helpful

Did you get that figured out? Curious about solutions - thanks

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November 29, 20110 found this helpful

After the ice dumps into the ice bin, about a quarter to half a cup of water runs into the ice bin. The ice maker is on a Kenmore refrigerator model 106.9557681.

By Ron

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

Start simple, make sure your refrigerator is level; especially side to side. Next, if the previous yielded no joy, try adjusting the ice cube size, often a lever, located in plain sight adjacent to the plastic cover on the ice-maker module itself.

Otherwise, look under the plastic cover (it often just snaps off with moderate finger pressure), adjust the size setting screw as has been earlier recommended. Next, in logical progression, try replacing the water valve, usually located on the bottom rear of the 'frige. The incoming water line will attach to this valve. You'll need to locate the ID plate/decal for the model & probably the serial numbers of your machine (the location will be offered by most online parts purveyors).

Shop, you'll find a disparity in prices; don't overlook local sources, they'll often price match to get the sale, plus you'll often save the shipping. I think you'll find that the timer function is handled within the ice-maker module itself, although there are a few exceptions. You may be pleasanly surprised by the economy of replacing the ice-maker module in its entirety; it's usually simply done too. Can you see the usual pair of fasteners below the unit? There will be a wiring harness to disconnect as well, generally hidden between the ice-maker module & the rear wall of the freezing compartment.

You had best unplug the 'frige before performing the disconnect; 110 volts in combination with water IS hazardous to your breathing permit! I have only replaced ONE complete ice-maker module which I have owned personally, & that was caused by the abyssmally hard water found in the area.

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September 10, 2010

Water drips into icemaker bucket after ice is deposited, any help?

By Angie V. from Seattle

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful

Check thermostat in refrigerator.

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April 16, 2009

I have a GE side by side refrigerator with an ice maker. It has worked fine since I got it, however now it seems like something is clogged. I keep getting water on the floor and it seems to be coming from the back. I did clean the hole on the bottom of the freezer with baking soda and hot water like the book suggested, but it didn't do anything. Now, I turn on the water for a bit until it makes ice then shut the water off. As a result I can't use the water dispenser. Any ideas? Thanks.

By Geri from McAdoo, PA

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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

There is a drain hole in bottom side of freezer that is probably stopped up. Pour warm water mixed with baking soda in hole until it flushes clean. The water goes to your evaporater pan under the fridge.

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February 3, 2016

When my ice maker fills the water dispenser is also triggered for a few seconds. I have replaced the filter and solenoid valve.

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November 19, 2015

We have a GE side by side with ice/water dispenser. The ice started getting stuck and not coming out. I discovered there was a large frozen piece of ice inside the door where the ice comes out. I removed this chunk. It's forming again and there is a tiny trickle of water behind the ice dispenser lever on the outside of the door in the ice/water dispenser box. We can not find where it is coming from. Any ideas for simple fix?

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January 18, 20150 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore refrigerator. While using the water dispenser, water also pours into ice maker. I have had to replace the circuit board as a result of the water pouring through the front of the fridge. I have put a new filter in and changed the solenoid assembly.

By John V.

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December 14, 20140 found this helpful

My ice maker drips water. Then it leaves a big clump of ice in the ice container. The clump of ice in the ice holder doesn't let the metal part rotate to push the ice out. What do I need to do?

By Sharon C.

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January 7, 20130 found this helpful

We have a Kenmore side by side. At times the icemaker will not eject the cubes and when the water comes back on to refill it runs into the collector box. When this happens the whole thing freezes into one huge chunk. We then have to remove the ice maker box and chip out all of the ice.

This does not happen every time so we try to keep an eye on it and keep it turned off when we have enough ice.

By pete

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August 22, 20110 found this helpful

I have a GE 2005 refrigerator, the ice maker leaks into the ice bin. I replaced the water valve with no luck. It is still leaking into the ice bin. What else can be checked?

By Kerry

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February 6, 2011

I have a Kenmore refrigerator with a bottom freezer. The ice maker drips water into the catch basin for the cubes and ultimately the ice in the catch basin turns into a solid block of ice cubes. What can I do to fix this problem?

By Chuck from Rice, MN

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January 17, 2011

My icemaker is leaking water into the ice basket.

James

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February 6, 20110 found this helpful

My ice maker drips water from around the control box whether it is on or off. I have removed it and ordered a new one, but am having second thoughts. Any ideas? Thank you.

By Ron from Saginaw, MI

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September 22, 20100 found this helpful

We have a Kenmore Refrigerator, model 10674262402, with top mount freezer. For the past 2 years, spring through late summer, the ice maker leaks a huge puddle of ice cold water all over the floor at least once a day.

The unit is set on the normal setting, not maximum. The cubes are uniform in size and shape. The drip pan is completely dry. The only problem is the infuriating ice cold puddle on the floor. What could be causing this? The manual was no help in troubleshooting this problem.

By Jennifer from Central CA

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Ice Maker Drips

Call in someone to troubleshoot the problem and fix the refrigerator. If you don't take care of it, you will end up having to replace your kitchen floor and that will be more of an expense.

(04/07/2010)

By MCW

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April 6, 20100 found this helpful

My Whirlpool ice maker leaks water. What can I do?

By ecovarrubias from Los Angeles, CA

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Ice Maker Drips

My brand new Whirlpool ice maker was leaking water. I called the repair person. He took the back off the fridge and said that the water line had not been inserted all the way into the fridge. He pushed it in as far as it would go, tightened the clamp thingy and I have had no more leaks. He said some of them come loose during shipping and some come loose over time. Hope this helps. (09/29/2009)

By catastrofy

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

My Kenmore ice maker works, but water drips out the ice tray in the front and freezes into a block.

Johnny from Madison, MS

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Ice Maker Drips

There are several websites devoted to D-I-Y issues on appliances. My daughter found out how to fix her dishwasher online - for free.

Check for a Kenmore link too. It might have a troubleshooting guide. (11/26/2008)

By KJ

Ice Maker Drips

I used to have a Kenmore ice maker and I had the same problem. I just put the tube in a bowl and emptied it several times a day. (11/26/2008)

By castleberrycc

Ice Maker Drips

The little door is stuck open. The cause can be ice from that open door making it so it doesn't close. I took a hair dryer and defrosted where the ice comes out and it works fine again. (12/14/2008)

By Jeff

Ice Maker Drips

It could be that the cube freezing area is filling up with too much water so it is overflowing. Try taking the outside cover off the front of the ice maker and there should be a little screw peeking
out, you can adjust for more or less. Sorry I cannot remember which way to turn it as it has been too many years since I had to do it to mine. Just turn one way slightly and check a little later. Or if you have the owner's manual for the ice maker, it might have the directions listed there. (12/17/2008)

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