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 Posted: Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 09:37 pm
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I have shut off the water at the wall where it is tapped to feed the fridge. Dry as a bone back there.

There is a water line that runs from lower left corner to just to the right of the top center (all this external & on the back of the fridge)

 

I believe this is a direct feed thru the back wall of the freezer to feed the ice making tray.

There is another water line that goes into the fridge section thru a large plastic "W" shaped resevoir (cools the water) and then (I think) goes some where across the bottom of the fridge, up thru the lower door hinge & up some more into the "thru the door" water dispenser.

 

Having traced all that, IF I AM CORRECT, there is NO WATER LINE near where the ice problem is occuring.

Hmmmmmm

Here is a new theory. The system of filling the water into the ice tray looks like an "open" system. By that I mean the water is free to "splash around" inside the freezer & ice maker area.

 

What if there is TOO MUCH water pressure each time the ice maker tray fills & some excess water sprays or splashes out of the water feed area and then is more or less instantly frozen to the insides of the freezer in the spots I provided pictures of?

That would account for the frozen drips that hang from the top "ceiling" of the freezer section. Maybe a fine mist of water overspray is happening each time the ice maker runs. We use lots of ice so it runs every day and when I empty the ice to pack a cooler it would probably run eight cycles (trays) or more to fill up the ice "bucket".

Is that not possible or is it possible???? I replaced the water valve in the back about 2 years ago when it leaked. IIRC that IS about the time that the ice build up started. What if the calibration of flow on the valve is different from the original?

I could "throttle down" the flow a bit with the valve on the wall that I used for shut off.

 

I will post tomorrow & say if there is any ice formation during a 24 hr test period.

If there IS some with zero water then it's not a water problem.

Thanks guys.

Have you ever seen where there was too much pressure during filling of the icemaker?

 

:)