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My ice maker won't shut off and leaks all over the freezer. This is seriously maddening since I then have to unplug my refrigerator every week for a 24 hour period to defrost the ice on the bottom of my freezer. I then chip at it until I can pull out the sheet of ice and start over for another week.

Any suggestions besides getting a new refrigerator?

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Most have a little arm that is raised as the ice level increases. Is this working? Check the arm, the switch, and the valve it controls - one may be broken. Or the water line may have a leak in it. – Jason May 2 '13 at 22:13
Including the make and model of the appliance will help others provide more accurate information. – Tester101 May 3 '13 at 12:32

The leakage all over the freezer sounds like a bad solenoid valve on the water line. At least on my freezer it's located near where the water comes in, and is not too difficult to replace. There's probably a 'how to' page somewhere on the internet for your particular model.

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