Author Topic: Maytag ice maker leak (MBB1952HEW)  (Read 77 times)

Offline odin

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Maytag ice maker leak (MBB1952HEW)
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:38:05 PM »

Had the ice maker in my Maytag top-fridge/bottom-freezer (MBB1952HEW) turned off for a month or so.  Turned it back on, and luckily was still in the kitchen when it cycled because I heard water hitting the floor.  Pulled the fridge out and saw the plastic tube going from the blue water valve up the back of the unit to the tray fill tube had fallen out of the tray fill tube.

The tube simply feeds into the back of the tray fill tube and has a clip to hold it in place.

I loosened the clip, fed the tube back in, and put the clip in place, but it has a steady drip now when the water is on (~1/2 cup per hour).

I also noticed that when I had the valve at the wall that feeds this supply line turned off, I still had a slight drip out of the end of this tube when it wasn't connected to the tray fill tube.  It makes me think the blue water valve on the fridge and/or the valve at my wall are leaking also.

Do I need to buy a new ice tray fill tube?  A new blue water valve?  Or is there some secret to replacing this tube that makes it magically stop leaking?

The tube end seems fine - round, clean, smooth, insert still in place.  Ironically, there's a tag on the water line saying not to remove it as it's hard to replace without it leaking.

Still flummoxed by the fact that this tube is held in place with a simple clip and not a compression fitting of some type.  Amazed it took this long to start leaking.

Advice welcomed.  Thanks!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 11:39:53 PM by odin »

Offline tgoods

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Re: Maytag ice maker leak (MBB1952HEW)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 10:31:46 AM »
Replace the water inlet valve, 67003753. The reason it's only held with a clip is because it normally doesn't have any water pressure.  Your leaking valve caused an ice dam in the fill tube and pressurized the connection.

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Re: Maytag ice maker leak (MBB1952HEW)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 05:28:41 PM »
Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

It sounds like I should pull the fill tube also and make sure it's clear as well.


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