Icemaker Leaking or Dripping Water

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug the appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.

If the icemaker appears to be leaking water into the ice bucket or onto the floor:

  • Be sure the water line fittings are secure.
  • Check the water valve for leaks.
  • Water could be leaking from the fill tube extension.
  • The defrost water drain may be cracked or overflowing.
  • Check for water on the exterior of the refrigerator case.
  • Make sure the refrigerator is leveled.


If the icemaker is leaking water onto the floor:

  • Turn off the icemaker and then turn off the water supply to the icemaker.
  • The water supply line is usually located under the kitchen sink.
  • Locate the cold water line and look for a small 1/4" copper line attached to it. Where these two lines meet, there will be a saddle valve. This is the shut-off valve. Turn this valve in a clockwise manner until it stops. This will shut off the water to the icemaker. If the water line is not connected under the sink, it should be in the basement or crawl space.


If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service, at 1-800-432-2737, or schedule an appointment online.