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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2005 01:43 am
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This is probably a common question, but it's new to me.  We have a Whirlpool Model No. ET25DMXDW01 top freezer refrigerator.  The ice maker started making little icicles and leaking water into the bin.  It still freezes and harvests cubes.  I think it even makes ice when the arm is in the "Off" position.  From elswhere on this site, I decided that it is a modular ice maker.  I pulled the cover off like you suggest and saw no gears, just holes.  The final clue was that "Modular Ice Maker" is molded on the inside of the cover.  Do I have a water inlet valve failure?  If so, what parts and manuals do I need to fix it now?

P.S.  Great web site!

 



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You could have a split in the ice maker mold leaking water, the ice maker might not be level, or you might have a fill valve that is not shutting off all the way.  Remove the ice maker and see if there is white residue on the bottom.  Dry the IM and fill it with water and sit it on a brown paper bag or something to see if it is leaking.  If it is not and the fill valve is not leaking and it is level you might want to turn the fill time down.  The little plastic knob near the top on the right side of the head is the adjustment screw,  turn it clockwise to reduce the fill time and CCW to increase the fill time. 8 seconds is the average time but that is to adjust for different water pressures at each house. Try one turn at a time and let it cycle a few times to see if it is about right.



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Thanks for the quick reply. I studied the pictures and service sheets on the site and will attempt a reverse installation of the ice maker. Is there more than one water valve or are "water inlet valve" and "fill valve" one and the same?



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Same thing, different name.  Fill valve, water valve, inlet valve, ice maker valve, dual valve, single valve.



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Excellent, thanks again. I have been studying the ice maker mounting and connections. This weekend I plan to pull the refrigerator out and shut off the water supply line at the wall connection. Then I'll pull AC plug out of the wall socket and take the ice maker out of the freezer (quickly, I hope). I'll inspect it and run the leak test you recommended.



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Hi Tom, Save yourself alot of time and trouble and I'm going on the basis that you said that it still makes ice with the arm off, replace the icemaker, you can get it here and if that dosn't fix the problem you can always return it, no questions asked. Replace that water inlet valve also.                 

 

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I spoke too quickly.  After watching it for a day or two, I saw that it does stop production with the arm up.  However, when on, it always overfills.  I took it apart and checked for a cracked mold, broken actuators, etc.  The mold wasn't split and all parts looked brand new.  I put it back level and it promptly overfilled on the next cycle and froze the ejector arm in place.  I got the cubes out and turned the fill adjustment screw in (clockwis) as far as I dared, but that had no effect.  It overfilled, the ejector fingers kept getting frozen down, and the ice would never eject, so I pulled the IM out.  What's my next move or purchase -a new maker and valve or maybe just a valve, FatMan?



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Get a new icemaker:

http://fixitnow.com/2002/09/appliance-tip-of-day-buying.htm



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Okay, but I'll have to wait until next pay day. Thanks for all the help.



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