frozen ice maker fill tube

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Old 02-06-13, 12:03 PM
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frozen ice maker fill tube

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My ice maker fill tube is filling with ice!!! The ice mold is full and the ice chunk continues to the tube. I have had to remove the unit to thaw it out. It worked fine overnight but then froze again. What could be causing this?

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Old 02-06-13, 12:26 PM
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Are you noticing any icicles or does it appear the tray is over filling? I am wondering if the fill valve is leaking slightly.
 
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Old 02-06-13, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
The tray is not overfilling just not dumping and ice buildup in the filler tube.
 
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Old 02-06-13, 06:53 PM
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Like Dane suggested......you have a leaking fill solenoid. Pretty common problem.

When the unit requests water.....it fills the tray and shuts off. The incoming water is not cold so it doesn't freeze in the tube.

When the valve leaks.....it allows the water to enter the fill tube drip by drip allowing it plenty of time to freeze and buildup.

If you leave the make and model of your fridge I'll leave you a link to the part.

The valve is located in the lower corner on the back of the fridge. The unit would have to be moved from the wall to replace it.
 
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Old 02-06-13, 07:20 PM
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its a Kenmore 106.74232402

ice maker 106.62636
 
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Old 02-06-13, 07:36 PM
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The fill valve is part # 10 in the parts list.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...&prst=&shdMod=

Part # 2315576
That part can be found in many parts suppliers.......even at amazon. So feel free to shop for best price and buy where you are most comfortable.
 
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Thank you.

Update

I used a hair dryer to melt the ice in the chute to the ice tray. It seemed to work fine for a day or two, full bin of ice. There is no ice buildup in the chute. Now the harvest cycleruns every 40 minutes or so, but it does not fill with water. I cant even hear the selonoid click open to let the water in.

Is it still the valve??
 
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I guess I could jump the test points on the control head and check the voltage at the selonoid.
 
 

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