Maytag MSD2456DEW icemaker feed tube freezing over
Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:40 AM
So, yesterday I shut off the freezer and cleaned out the ice from everywhere. As before, I made sure all the lines were clear, etc. Turned everything back on, and voila...after a short time the icemaker dropped its first tray of ice, then the second tray, etc. All seemed well. Went to bed assuming that by morning the ice bucket would be full. Instead, I checked it this morning and the water in the feed tube had frozen solid again. No ice other than the first few trays after I had cleaned out everything.
So my question is, why is the feed tube suddenly freezing solid all the time? When it is not frozen the icemaker works fine--no leaks, feed tube feels properly seated (I always feel the back of the icemaker where the tube comes in to make sure it feels seated in the cup). Or is this some 'feature' of my icemaker--that it makes small cylindrical ice cubes in the feed tube in addition to the half-moons from the icemaker? Is there some valve for the feed tube that is failing, allowing water to sit in the feed tube and freeze?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:29 PM
Part number: AP4071513
Having never done that particular replacement before, do you have any pearls of wisdom to offer?
Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 08 January 2012 - 07:27 PM.
Edited part link.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:40 PM
AP4071513 is APP's part number
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:10 PM
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