Icemaker dripping freezing water into ice tray

Appliance Repair QuestionsCategory: Whirlpool RefrigeratorIcemaker dripping freezing water into ice tray
Ted Burke asked 3 years ago
Recently, I have water that is dripping, then freezing, at the end of the icemaker nearest the door. Just a pile shaped like a volcano that grows in height on top of frozen together icecubes in the tray. See photo, taken from the side. It takes about 4 days to accumulate the amount of fused ice as in the photo.When I lift up the wire bail to turn off ice production, the leak stops. That indicated to me that it is not the water inlet valve not completly shutting off water. The refrigerator is level. What is wrong? Should I replace the icemaker assembly or the water inlet valve? It is a 2009 Whirlpool lower freezer model ABL2227FES.Thanks