Ice maker over flow when filling
(West Hartford, CT)
Whirlpool side by side fridge with ice and water through the door. model er22dqxew01. Unit in place for over 5 years and was here when we moved in. There have been no problems. We started getting water on door and the floor. I discovered that when ice maker in filling water was flowing over the edge into the ice bucket. Most would freeze but some would run out the chute flooding shelf and onto the floor.
Unit is a modular control. The fill runs for a period of time, 7 seconds? and stops. After reading all the fill / no fill issues I turned down the value at the water source. This seems to be working and not over flowing.
Is this really a time / water pressure dependent system or is some component not working correctly?
This problem is most likely the water valve. Follow these steps to confirm.
1. Make a jumper wire. Use a short piece of insulated electric wire and skin it ½ inch on each end.
2. Remove the front cover off the icemaker. You should see test holes marked with letters. You will have to remove the icemaker if it is mounted on the back wall but leave it intact if it is mounted on the sidewall.
3. Place one end of the jumper in the hole marked V and the other end in the hole marked L. This should activate the water valve and water should run.
4. Once water starts to run remove the jumper wire. The water should stop flowing right after the jumper is out. If not replace the water valve. If it does stop repeat this test several times. If water stops each time replace the motor/modular.
Turning down the water source can cause other problems if not repaired and turned back up.
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