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Author Topic: Refrigerator leak.  (Read 448 times)

Offline Neddog

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Refrigerator leak.
« on: April 04, 2020, 06:41:12 PM »

I have a Maytag refrigerator (MF#2571XEM2), we noticed a leak on the floor that has turned horrendous. After removing the back cover I discovered that the pump that sends water to the water/ice dispenser is dripping on the output side. So when it is running. I have unplugged the hose from the snap and reseated it and it seems better but it is still leaking. I am wondering, once these push connections start to leak how can you fix them? Do I have to replace the pump? Is there something else I can do?

Offline manden

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 10:16:14 AM »
I cannot find any info on the given model number.
If this is a non North American unit then odds of finding info is slim.

I cannot say if it is the fitting or the valve leaking.
Usually you can replace the tubing fitting.

Offline Neddog

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 11:36:10 PM »
Thank you for the reply, itís actaully a Maytag refrigerator but the tag says whirlpool, I attached a picture of the tag. The water is definitely coming out between the house and the pump just canít decide if I should jam some silicone in there.

Offline manden

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 08:28:28 AM »
Your model number is: MFX2571XEM2

I cannot sat what is actually leaking but odds are that it is the water valve.
FYI this is a valve not a pump.
I do not think silicone will do anything.
I would replace the valve if you feel it is the slip in connector that is part of the valve.

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/product/66wzqnc6xr-0046-464/id-12956102

Offline Neddog

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 07:27:12 PM »
Thank you, I took a picture of the pump and fits numbers, does that jive with the part you recommended?

Offline tcarmen

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 08:44:47 AM »
The number on the valve (WPW10270395) is an actual whirlpool part number, so you can buy one and replace if it's leaking.




Offline manden

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 08:56:27 AM »
Use the WPW10270395 valve

Offline Neddog

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2020, 12:30:19 AM »
Thank you

Offline Neddog

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Re: Refrigerator leak still help
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 04:46:27 PM »
Hi guys I replaced the valve, as per our conversation, I replaced the valve with a new unit and I still have the leak. It seems to be coming from the coupler between the new valve and the outgoing (to the fridge) hose.  I trimmed a millimeter off the end of the hose to make sure it was flat but to no avail. I am not sure what I am doing wrong to be honest. I tried to post a video and was unable to do so so I took a few screenshots of the video...

Offline Neddog

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Re: Refrigerator leak.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 04:50:28 PM »
 Here is a link to a video not sure if it would work the info would be the same as above message

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sENAJD1pamjTc9jU8