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    • Part Number: AP4013716
    • MFG Part Number: 12544002
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Hello- I have a Maytag side by side fridge, with water in the door and an icemaker. I randomly have trouble with the icemaker inlet freezing and then water overflowing into the ice bin and down the side of the freezer. The tube doesn't freeze, the small spout where the tube goes into freezes and then won't take any more water. I replaced the inlet valve about 6 months ago and it has been better, but now has started back again. Do I need to replace the ic maker itself, or the inlet valve again? Thanks

Brady for Model Number PSD264LGRW

ANSWER Brady, You're going to need to consider replacing both inlet valves 12002193 and 12544002. With this particular water system, you need to maintain a minimum of 32 PSI water supply pressure at the primary fill valve connection. Low water pressure or poor water quality can cause the fill valves to "seep" and allow water to accumulate in the tube and freeze. The ice maker fill circuit is seldom the issue, but is a very remote possibility. You also want to check and make sure the freezer temperature is not too cold, the dispenser ice door is sealed after dispensing ice cubes, and the water fill grommet on the back of the refrigerator is seated to the cabinet back wall. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, October 10, 2013

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