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#1 stargazer

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 07:24 PM

Hello! I have a whirlpool refrigerator Model #ET18NKXFW04. My icemaker stopped making ice. My husband finally turned off the water to it since it was not working. Now water runs inside the refrigerator. At the back somewhere. It accumulates and ends up at the bottom of the refrigerator in large amounts. Takes two bath towels to soak it all up. With the water shut off how and where does this water come from? Never had the problem until we had the icemaker trouble. Think it might be water inlet valve. Where is this located?? Inside or outside?? Thank you for your help. C. McCoy

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:50 PM

This may be what's going on.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:51 PM

Take off the back panel of the freezer, below the evaporaater coils is a pan with a hole in it for the water to drain through(this might have frozen over ) pour some boiling water in the pan until water runs down the drain(don't use liquid plumber), have a towel ready to soak up water. The valve you speak of is located in the lower back corner where the water supply line hooks up too( two to._ The valve might have not closed all the way causing this to happen, replace the valve and also check the door gaskets for any tears and make sure the gaskets are sealing properly on both the freezer and refrigerator, this time of year there is a lot of moisture in the air and the slightest air leak can cause the drain hole to ice over . And remember you can purchase the valve here. C. Hatfield:D

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 03:24 AM

Hello and thanks for your help. We have had the water off there for several months. We live in a rural area and have a hard time getting a service man to come.

Will check the door seals. This is only 5 years old though. Will ask my husband to check this for me and will let you know. We will most likely order the part. Had trouble finding the valve on here. Didn't come up for us. Would you let me know where to find it.


My search terms may be wrong. Thank you so much for your help we appreciate it. C McCoy


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:21 AM

The breakdown for your model does not show a factory installed ice maker, just one manual ice tray.  if you have just the ice maker the valve kit number is 4318047.  That is for the single valve.  It would be located on the bottom back of the ref. on the outside. the water line from the house attaches to this valve
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