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Ice maker freezes up

My ice maker has begun to freeze up and stops making ice. Looks like the water is freezing in the supply line and therefore not filling the tray. I have had warranty work on this unit to prevent water from leaking into the refrigerator. It would seem that these two problems might be related. Has anybody had similar issues? Any tips for resolution would be appreciated.

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  • Jim Sciortino Apr 11, 2006

    The warranty fix was to apply a heating wire to the drain line to prevent it from freezing and backing up. Rather than mess with a hair dryer (though a faster solutio) I've resorted to defrosting the unit when it freezes up.

    Following my post, I spoke to U-Line and they suggest checking the supply line to see if it is encased in the insulation that surrounds the ice unit. If it is, they suggest "freeing" the supply line from the insulation so that the water line is on the outside of the section that is kept at freezing temps. You'd think they'd factor this issue into the original design.

  • Jim Sciortino Sep 26, 2006

    Following my original post in April, I had a serviceman (in early June) come out to look at the unit again. Prior to his arrival, I noticed that the fill tube was not properly seated in the icemaker unit. It should have been resting in a slot directly below it and held in place by a metal strap. In my case, the tube rested above the metal strap and therefore without sufficient angle to let water drain out when no pressure behind it.

    I had the serviceman reposition the tube and "voila" the icemaker was fixed. It's been consistently churning out ice ever since.

    My bet is that the company that "fixed" a prior problem with the unit (heating coil on a drain in the back) incorrectly reinstalled the ice maker. No point in trying to get compensation there as it would be his word against mine.

    In the end, I'm just happy it's fixed.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    water supply line freezes up

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    This same situation has happened to us twice now. We've learned that defrosting the line is the trick ... but what kind of an appliance is that????



    An additional problem we are having is that items in the refrigerator side freeze up ... I've got both sides turned down as low as they can go without turning the machine off and still freezing occurs ... the machine is level ... I did check that! Any help would be appreciated ... i hate to call a repair person since we just bought this house w/ the appliances and there's no longer a warranty. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    how long do we wait for our refrigerator which is called frigidare to make ice



  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Water slow leaks into ice tray then water line freezes

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Icemaker Fill Tube Freezing Make sure the water supply is greater than 20 psi. If too low, the water valve won't seat properly and it'll "weep." Common causes of low pressure are gunked-up saddle tap valves, kinked water supply line, and using a reverse osmosis filter to supply water to the icemaker. Check to see if the black, flexible portion of the fill tube is wrinkled, twisted, or kinked which can cause ice dams that block the fill tube. It turns out that the manufacturer's have been scratching their heads about this, too, and have concluded that the new fill tube air slit design helps prevent this problem.

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In case that the ice maker fill tube is blocked with ice (as per your thought), melt the blockage using a hair dryer, but be careful to not melt any plastic parts!!! Also check the water shut-off valve and the water-inlet valve for working properly. Does this problem appears immediately after the water leaking repair ? If so, its look like the water leaking problem was "solved" by blocking the fill tube to the tray !!!

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An alternative to the hair dryer is a soldering iron - the small kind for electronics soldering. You probably will have to remove the unit where the ice is made to get a straight shot at the fill tube. Of course, any plastic that you touch for any length of time will melt so be careful.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

Inlet line freezing is usually cause by a restriction in the water supply. You can almost always suspect the saddle valve. Most everyone uses the self piercing valve which after being installed for a while will tend to restrict the water supply. The rubber seal will tend to shrink the hole in it, usually caused by overtighten during installation. Closing the valve all the way and reopening it wil cure the problem for a while. Best to replace with a different type valve. Use a squeeze bottle with warm water to thaw the blockage.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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SOURCE: U-Line co29ff, brand new unit. Makes clear, hollow, watery ice.

2 things you need to check. If you remove the icebucket look for armaflex the goes on the sensor tube from the icemaker to the back wall. If missing call U-line to get the correct one. The second thing you can do is check the icemaker control. Remove the grill, on the base in the right corner you will see a control with a screw. Turn the screw all the way to the right then back it so it will be straight up and down.That will set it cooler

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SOURCE: Ice Maker frost and freeze where ice drops into refrigerator door

You need a service guy to look at it. It could be water leaking or a simple case that the flap isnt sealing and the ice melts and then freezes the flap open

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SOURCE: ice maker shooting water along wall of freezer

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