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Kitchenaid Fridge KSRS27FBL03 leaks water all over the floor


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#1 Algapb

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

Every so often the water to the icemaker will not shut off (I think) causing water to leak all over the inside of the freezer and the floor. I recently replaced the solenoid valve but that doesn't seem to have correected the problem. I opened the saddle valve all the way when I turned the water back on after installing the solenoid. Prior to that it was only open a few turns. Could I be getting too much water pressure to the icemaker?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

... water to leak all over the inside of the freezer and the floor.

could be clogged Defrost Drain ...
try turning OFF saddle Valve for awhile...
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:43 AM

Is there a sheet of ice at the freezer compartment bottom under the bottom bin? If so, it's a clogged defrost drain as Reg said. You'll have to remove the back panel covering the evaporator and clear out that drain with some hot water or steam. Also make sure the rubber grommet covering the drain outlet in the compressor compartment is not gummed shut. Take off the grommet (it looks like a little rubber black hat), and wash it up with hot soap and water.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:04 PM

I really don't think the defrost drain is the problem. The water is definitely coming from the ice maker, it literally pours from the ice maker. I closed the saddle drain the last time it happened and the water stopped running immediately. Plus I have a block of ice in the ice compartment from all the water.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

... KSRS27FBL03

KSRS27FGBL03 ?
are you using a "self-piercing" saddle valve ?
(should be changed to a "drill type" saddle valve)
OR are you using an external water filter ?
If there's not enough water pressure to fully seat the Fridge Water Valve to close.
OR may be time for a new IceMaker
http://www.repaircli...PartDetail/1857

 

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

I think you are right it is time for a new one.




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