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Kenmore fridge model #253.70313213 with an ice maker model

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Kenmore fridge model #253.70313213 with an ice maker model #JBND-26. suddenly our ice maker's ice melts in the the tray and re-freezes into one huge mass of ice. Any idea what the solution might be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

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The icemaker is freezing into a mass or in the bucket is a mass of frozen water?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A mass of ice freezes at the bottom of the tray. I believe it appears to happen pretty much near the back end of the tray. Not 100% sure about that but I believe it to be true. The tray appears to be 100% closed, so the tray being partially open is not the cause.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

That sounds like the fill trough for the icemaker is leaking or spraying some water during fill over the icemaker and then it leaks into the tray. Remove and check for any icing or blockages in the fill trough on the icemaker. You may have a leaky icemaker as well as I have seen that happen too.

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