Originally Posted by CraigC
Steve it could be the solenoid that controls the water flow. If it is leaking by, you won't find an external leak.
This is a very possible cause. The solenoid is very easy to access and to replace.
Pull out the fridge and see the water line. This water line goes directly to this solenoid valve.
Check here for the leak. While it pulled out check the plastic line that runs from the solenoid to the back of the freezer compartment.
Check each connection and the plastic water lines themselves.
If water is leaking on the floor, it will be accessible from the outside of the fridge.
Water bypassing (leaking by) this valve will over fill the ice maker inside the freezer and overflow into the freezer.
There is an adjustment for ice cube size. If its overfilling inside the freezer, it might just be overflowing the tray. This is easily corrected .
So is the water leaking from the inside or the outside?
As far as top freezer vs bottom freezer I am not so sure what to think.
Cold air settles and therefore it seems the top freezer would be more efficient. The fridge does use cold air from the freezer to cool the fridge.
But its the fridge part we use the most and not having to do a squat to get to my vegetable bins would be nice.
My wife wanted the bottom freezer with French doors last time we shopped for a fridge. I overruled her and we got the top freezer.
Its going strong now for 17 years with no issue other than the ice maker which I repaired with the help of YouTube. (There is a video for most any job around the house).
My fridge makes more ice than the manual says it will make. I can get a full ice bucket in less than 24 hours. Really full.
We must have an ice maker.