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Hello everyone! Lately I've been experiencing a very annoying problem with my ice maker. I think I've diagnosed when it

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:26 PM
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Hello everyone! Lately I've been experiencing a very annoying problem with my ice maker. I think I've diagnosed when it happens, and when it doesn't and was hoping someone with experience can tell me exactly what I need to fix/replace.

Basically, if I dispense drinking water from the door, then immediately observe the ice machine, I'll see water quickly dripping out of the ice machine water inlet into the machine. The dripping stops after a few seconds, but obviously will eventually freeze over and cause a mess every time I use the water.

However, I've caught the ice machine filling itself up, and after the valve shuts off, I do NOT observe the dripping.

My research leads me to the water inlet valves in the back of the unit, either the primary water inlet valve, or one of the secondary valves that dispense water to the ice machine/door. The primary water valve routes directly to the water filter, then back to a secondary valve, then after that I've never really looked at it too hard to know/understand what is going on!

I would think, but don't know for sure, that if I only observe the problem when I fill up water from the door dispenser, that it's not my primary valve. Maybe I'm completely off about the problem, but I definitely want to get this fixed!

Any ideas?

Thanks!
--Michael


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