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500 series SubZero Fridge leaking water all over the place

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Hi Folks.   Well, I’m back again and this time fighting our 1995 SubZero 500 series side by side fridge.   

Here’s what it’s doing now and shame on me for no putting two and two together earlier.   

 

The icemaker quit making Ice but in this case, it wasn’t that it didn’t want too but because it was dry.  No water in the tray.

 

The confusing thing was that every so often I thought I heard the valve open as the ice maker called for ice yet when I check, nope, no water in the tray.

 

This particular model has all the equipment on the top so I climbed up half expecting that I had lost of line from the valve and everything would be wet.  Instead, everything was dry.

 

I checked the line all the way to where it drops thru the top of the fridge to what I can only assume leads to the dump line into the icemaker tray.  All was dry.

 

Well, long story short this weekend my wife came and got me out in the shop and showed me where water was running out on the floor and she said she could “hear the water spray” on the left side of the fridge.   

 

So, given all of this, does anybody have an idea of where this line could have broke?   It looks good from the solenoid valve to the fitting on the top of the fridge where it enters the freezer compartment. 

 

Thanks so much for the help…………john

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I'm guessing you have a 590 (dispenser model). The plastic line that runs from the solenoid valve time the fill tube has a tendency to harden and crack, especially if condenser coils are neglected and it gets too hot up there. Replace the line with a new piece of 1/4 inch plastic and you should be good to go.

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Concur with Brother danoam if it's the 590.  If it's another 500 series check the aluminum fill tube behind the icemaker for ice blockage.  Some models have a fill tube heater around the fill tube to prevent this but it can still occur.  When the fill tube gets blocked, the icemaker water line can come loose from the elbow that goes through the rear wall of the freezer and attaches to the fill tube.  The icemaker cycles, energizes the valve, and water runs down the rear of the cabinet and onto the floor.

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