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
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.
The fill tube #12 is filled with ice.
Answer Hello Joe. You will need to thaw out the ice in the fill tube and replace the water valve 12002193 on the unit. Make sure the temperature in the freezer is around 0° and not to cold as well.
There was water leaking out from the bottom of my refrig. I have discovered that it is leaking from below where the water hose is attached. This looks like the correct part to replace. Is it? And is it easy to replace?
Answer Sally, If your leak is from the valve, where the water supply line from the wall attaches then you need the primary fill valve 12544002 .
Its a relatively easy repair, just remember to shut the water off at the wall before you start. Basic household hand tools are about all you'll need. Basically, move the fridge out away from the wall, disconnect the water supply line from the fill valve(use a container or towel to collect the residual water in the line, unplug the power cord and remove the lower rear access panel on the back of the fridge. Remove the mounting screws holding the valve to the refrigerator frame, Disconnect and install the wires and tubes, one at a time, so you don't loose track, and reverse the procedure and test the operation. Good Luck and Thanks