I've had several freeze-ups of the in-door icemaker on this Kenmore (I think Whirlpool) side by side. The fill tube froze up twice in the past month -- the beast worked ok (and made ice) after I thawed it out. Today, there were icecicles hanging down the front of the icemaker.
My guess is the water valve is somehow not closeing fully or quickly enough, and allowing a slow flow of water that keeps dripping and eventually freezes.
Is there a way to diagnose this without replaceing the part straight away?
I removed the valve to see if I could determine if there was something sticking in the thing (causing it to hang), but it's a sealed unit (outside of the solenoids).
Is there a way to clean out this thing, or should i just bite the $50 bullet and replace the valve?
THanks for advice you appliance junkies...