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Kitchenaid Refrigerator Frozen Icemaker Waterline
« on: June 18, 2008, 07:26:08 AM »
Model Number: KSRI25FNSS0 , this refrigerators ice maker was not making ice due to the water line being frozen just above the fill cup. I wrote about this on a previous post and suggested a quick and inexpensive fix to the problem, but I didn't elaborate on the repair which brings use to this post. The frozen fill tube can be easily thawed using a hair dryer and once clear of ice, needs to be removed from the freezer liner. Disconnect the water line from the fill valve at the rear of the unit and then pull it out from the front being careful not the damage the black rubber portion. Once removed, ensure that the tube and the freezer liner is dry and free of moisture. Using a pliable sealant (I suggest Whirlpool adhesive because it never drys hard, is non-hazardous, and can be easily removed if needed), apply a liberal bead around the end of the fill tube (see video) prior to fishing the line back through the channel. Once reinstalled, seal the rear of the unit with more sealant to complete the repair. Now reconnect the water line and install the ice maker and in no time, you will have ice.



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