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Old 03-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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I've got a Roper (Whirlpool) top freezer (model#RT21LMXKQ03, mfgr. date 11/03) with an ice maker problem. Got up the other morning, came into the kitchen to find a minor flood in the floor. The ice bucket was full of water and had overflowed also. Turned off the water and cleaned up. Went ahead and replaced the water line with a heavier duty while I had it off. Turned the water back on to see if I could figure out the problem. Now the ice maker goes through the motions of dumping ice, but no ice there. No leaks anywhere. Guessing the valve on the back of the fridge needs to be replaced?? Is it possible the line has air in it or something of the sort (before I buy a part)?? Or is there a test I can do to determine the problem. Thanks in advance for advice.

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yes, it could be air blocked. Loosen the nut just before it connects to the valve until the water drips out.

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Thanks, Bob. I'll give it a try. Was thinking it might need to be "burped" somehow. Hate to just start "throwing parts" at it. My wife said she remembered the ice maker making the noise it does when it gets an ice cube "hung up" and can't cycle, the previous night. Led me to believe that may have been the cause and not necessarily the valve or the ice maker itself. If I could find the owner's manual ( I know it's here somewhere.....) it's probably got some info under troubleshooting. Figured a post would be quicker than going through my "filing system"!
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you will find the manuals online in most cases.
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Another good point!
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