Icemaker problem? ? ?

The icemaker in my 10-year-old Amana refrigerator seems to be malfunctioning. It still makes ice, but the water overflows and leaves icicles throughout the freezer compartment.
I do not find any way of adjusting the water level -- as I believe later models have.
First, is this likely to be the icemaker, or something else?
Second, from service diagrams, it LOOKS easy to replace -- involving only three screws. I'm uneasy, though, that if I disassemble this part I might find water spurting in my face.
Should I forget self-service and call a repairman?
Any guidance most welcome.
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Why would water spurt anywhere? The very first thing you do is turn the water off.

Definately forget it if you never thought to turn the water off.

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Thanks -- I was just trying to avoid turning off the water at the main source. Since I haven't yet pulled the refrigerator out, I don't know if there's a separate valve for the icemaker.
In any event, I think I'll call a technician.


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There should be. Follow the line to its source. Typically it's a clamp-on tap with a shutoff.

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Ray,
Most ice makers have an adjustment for the amount of time the water supply stays open. Look for it.
A new ice maker will run approximately $100 (on line) and from what I hear it is an easy install. The service call alone will probably be 50-100 just to come to the door. I would do it yourself.
The shut off valve for the ice maker is usually located where the ice maker supply line branches off the main line. I would be shocked if there wasn't one. I doubt that it is behind the frig.
Ray wrote:

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They generally use timers to fill the tray.
You need to spend a lot of time observing to be sure of the problem, but likely have a defective timer or a defective valve.
On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:13:50 GMT, "Ray"

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