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lillyoo1  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 6, 2009 10:56:01 AM(UTC)
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my ice maker makes ice cubes just fine. But something is leaking in the icetray that makes a mountain of frozen water in my bin. Then the ice maker won't give ice of course until you chisel the ice out. It leaks from the tray where the ice cubes come from. Please help we go thur lots of ice. hehe...Thanks for any and all help
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woodchuckie  
#2 Posted : Monday, April 6, 2009 11:57:34 AM(UTC)
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The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube.
The valve can leak because of sediment in the water preventing it from closing or low water pressure.
lillyoo1  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 7, 2009 5:15:32 AM(UTC)
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thanks for your help but I did not express the problem quite right my ice maker does make ice all the time it just won't let you get it out autmaticly unless you chisel the ice out first that is under the tray and down into the bin. any suggestions on this problem?...thanks again
woodchuckie  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:46:57 AM(UTC)
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No, you did a good job the first time. What I meant to convey was that the theoretical ice blockage in the fill tube could redirect the water and it could continue to drip, building up the ice in the bin.

But any way, try to see exactly where the leaking water is coming from.
Is the ice mold overfilling thus overflowing or is it dripping from the bottom of the ice mold which appears solid in this picture. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details_lgimg.aspx?part_id=4261258&image=0
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