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Frigidaire Model # FRT18INLHW1


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#1 technical_1

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:55 AM

I want to start by saying that I have read and searched this site for this problem and according to the other posts related, I believe that the fill valve may be defective, but I just wanted to verify with my exact model fridge and ice maker. 

Frigidaire model #  is  FRT18INLHW1 and ice maker installed at factory is model A-38. 

A couple times over the last year I have found the water flowing into the ice maker without stopping.  It flooded the floor and leaked into the basement in about 15 minutes the first time.  The second time I caught it since I was in the kitchen.  It is running out of the compartment where the ice is made.  It will fill the ice buket with water then it runs out of it too.  It is not leaking out the back or anything.  When it does this I raise the bar on the maker and cut off the water supply for about 6 hours.  After that it seems to work correctly again for a while but I dont trust it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Also, props to the United Samurai Beer fund.  I have a beer in one hand and wrench in the other.  Thanks for the help and for the great site.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:26 AM

You either have a fill valve stucking  open or the ice maker is stuck in the fill mode.  When this happens unplug the frig.  If that stops the water it sounds like it might be the ice maker.  If the water keeps running then you know to turn the water off to the frig and replace the fill valve. 
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:10 PM

Thanks Pegi.  I'll give that a shot.  Much obliged.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 04:27 PM

Not to be a bother but I forgot to ask.  The fill valve is on the outside of the fridge at the bottom back?  It is independent of the actual icemaker inside the fridge right?  I don't mean to show my ignorance but I'm a TV  repairman by trade.  Thanks again.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:52 PM

Yes, usually it is on the back at the bottom of the frig.  Not to worry, I would just have to stare at a broken TV without knowing a thing about repairing it.  We all have our areas of knowledge.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:19 AM

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The valve on your fridge will be similar.


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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:33 PM

Thanks to you both for all the help.  It's much appreciated.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:56 PM

          OK.  It happened again tonight.  I unplugged the power and it stopped pumping water.  I plug it back up and it starts again.  After a couple "whaps" on the side of the maker itself it stopped after about 10 secs.  I guess I need a new maker.  I will most certainly order from the links here.  Thanks again for all the help.  Here's a toast to all who did.

 

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:20 PM

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