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kitchen aid kscs25fkss01 leaking from ice maker
« on: November 20, 2014, 10:10:46 AM »
Our refrigerator just started leaking out of the ice maker port in the back. made a mess and is messing up my oak floors. The white tube (3/4"?) inside of the freezer was frozen.

another bit of information: We had to replace our main water supply line, so the water has been off and on quite a bit lately.

So after reading some on the internet it appears that interruptions in water pressure would cause this. So i used a hair dryer to dethaw it the white tube. The tube "squished" and there were no ice pieces in it. I hooked it up, thinking that would do it.

It still leaks.

The water pressure to house seems good, and also the line to the ice maker seems to have a strong stream. It's like it is still blocked in that tube. Water doesn't flow in, but leaks out.

next steps? is it possible I didn't get it thawed? water valve? did I need to cycle the ice maker?

thank you!  rick

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Re: kitchen aid kscs25fkss01 leaking from ice maker
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 10:04:10 PM »
Problem solved. The first time I used the hair dryer I reached in and thawed the exposed tube. I thought I had it all thawed, but when I reinstalled the water line in the rear of the fridge, water still leaked out of the back.

Two weeks later, after much thought, I removed the ice maker and discovered there was a block of ice in the far back of the fridge, beyond the tube. With the ice maker removed I was able to to reach the back section, and thawed it and the tube. This time, using a syringe, I actually tested that water could flow from the back of the fridge through the tube. Then I put it back together. Now water leaked out the front ice dispenser! ugh.

A week later and after more thought I removed the ice maker and discovered there was also a block of ice in the ice maker itself, where the water exits the tube. This was causing the water to come out of the tube, bounce out of the ice maker, and flow down into the ice bin,  draining through the ice dispenser opening in the front door. I thawed this block of ice in the ice maker, and put it back together.

Finally, after 30 minutes, and with all of the ice melted (finally), it began to work perfectly. No leaks. :cheers:

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Re: kitchen aid kscs25fkss01 leaking from ice maker
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 10:16:46 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the update.  O0
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