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If you have a Frigidaire refrigerator with an icemaker, you may notice that water leaks from the icemaker from time to time. There are several reasons why this occurs, ranging from simple fixes to ones that are more complex. Once you notice leaking water, running through a quick checklist determines the problem, so that you can fix it.
Plastic Tubing Water Supply ConnectionsNo matter the type connection material used, it must be tight and secure so that no water leaks out. Check every place where a pipe connects to the appliance. Make sure the connection is tight and that there are no leaks. Ensure that the water supply valve is turned on completely. As you check each connection, watch that there are no drips. Tighten them if you catch any possible issue, as this could solve your problem.Clogged Condensation DrainWater can appear leaking from the icemaker when it is actually caused by a clogged condensation drain. The automatic defrost system occasionally turns on, melting any frost from the cooling coils. The resulting water falls into a drain sending it to a pan to evaporate. However, if ice from the icemaker makes it into this drain, it can clog it, and the water accumulates in either the fresh-food compartment or the bottom of the freezer in a side-by-side model. In a side-by-side with an icemaker, the water appears to be coming from the icemaker. Check the drain and clear it if there is a clog.

Ice Maker ValveIn Frigidaire models with an icemaker, a valve regulates the amount of water in the icemaker. If this valve malfunctions, a leak can result. The valve directs the water into cube molds. When obstructed by mineral deposits, the water sprays out of the molds. The water drips down and pools at the bottom of the freezer and onto the floor outside of the unit. Cleaning out the screen located at the end of the valve solves this problem.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Miele... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019

Does the thermostat kick in when adjusted?

Bosch... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

Usually because the defrost drain gulley in the rear of the cabinet is blocked.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019

You didn't mention which type of refrigerator you have but the procedure below may work. You have to reset your programming code. If you don't hav the booklet you'll need to call the company and get it. Good Luck.

1. Press and hold the Water Keypad
2. Press and hold the LL Keypad - At this point you're holding two keypads
3. Release the Water Keypad and wait 3 seconds - At this point you're still holding the LL keypad
4. The control will display PE (Programming mode) release the LL keypad
5. Press the LL Keypad once more
6. The control will display the current program code
7. If the code is correct, press and hold the Water Keypad for 3 seconds

Refrigerators | Answered on Mar 09, 2019

I used the solid copper wire trick suggested by Ron - worked great. I also vacuumed out the coils at the top of the fridge behind the grill in case that was a contributing factor. No frost since!

I later learned that Viking has a retrofit part to address this issue:

It’s designed to both ensure water reaches the drain hole, and that the drain remains unfrozen.

Viking... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019

I have the same problem with same fridge. Anybody know what's the problem?

Miele K8952SDED... | Answered on Mar 09, 2019

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