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Fridge leking water and frozen
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:46:43 AM »
Need help on what to look for. This Maytag side by side is freezing up on the back wall on the freezer side and it is also leaking water on the floor. Could this be defrost water or ice maker water. Where do I look for ice maker leaks

Model RSW22E0DAE

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Re: Fridge leking water and frozen
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 09:25:18 AM »
It could be a stopped up drain has formed an ice clog and defrost water is draining under the crispers.
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Re: Fridge leking water and frozen
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 08:27:02 AM »
the defrost drain is fine. The drain pan at the bottom of the fridge is right full. I believe it has to be coming fron the icemaker. Is there a way to manually run the icemaker so I can observe?? Help

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Re: Fridge leking water and frozen
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 09:03:06 AM »
Use a short piece of 14 gauge insulated wire. Strip both ends bare. Bend into a U shape. Remove the icemaker cover. Jump out the T and H terminals to cycle the I/M.
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Re: Fridge leking water and frozen
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 09:47:30 AM »
You can put a jumper between L and V and this will activate the water valve.
Modular crescent Icemaker test points:
 
With NO power to the icemaker, and
 ice ejection fingers in the freeze position:
 Your ohm meter should read 8800 ohms between L and M,
 and 72 ohms between L and H.
 
 With power ON to the ice maker: 
If meter reads 0 volts between L and N you have no power to the ice maker.
 If the meter reads 120 volts then you have power to the ice maker.
If you have 0 volts between L and H heater is off if you have 120 between L and H the heater should be ON. If you have 0 power between L and M the motor is off. If you have 120 between L and M then the motor should be ON. If you have 0 volts between T and H the thermostat is closed If the meter reads 120 between T and H then the thermostat is OPEN. If the voltage is 0 between N and V the water valve is closed. If the meter reads 120 water should be filling the mold.
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