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FIXED Jenn-Air Refrigerator JBR2088HES3 ice maker leaking water/big ice chunks


Premium Member
Jul 19, 2021
Model Number
More than 10 years
Hello all,
I have a wonderful Jenn-Air refrigerator/bottom freezer model: JBR2088HES3. We love it (11 yrs old). It's the perfect refrigerator, but for the last 6-8 months or so, we've noticed bit chunks of ice in the ice tray in the freezer. It's almost like some water is leaking a little and then makes ice. I've finally decided I need to try and figure this out. Right now, I've cleared everything out of the freezer thinking I could defrost it, but it's not like the frog/freezers of old! So for now, I turned down the temp. I'm wondering if I should unhook the ice maker and let it thaw with the possibility of replacing it?? Looking for the best direction to go. I am fairly handy and would like to tackle this on my own if possible but def recognize the need for a repairperson if you all think it is warranted! Thanks!
Look inside the fill tube and fill cup for any ice build up. Is the water leaking from the ice maker or splashing out during the fill cycle? Force cycle the ice maker and watch it go through the harvest cycle and fill cycle. Check for any leaking. To force cycle the ice maker, remove the cover over the ice maker power module. Locate holes "T" and "H". Use a short piece of insulated wire and short T and H together. The ice maker will start a harvest cycle. (you may need to hold the door switch closed). As soon as the large white gear starts to turn, REMOVE THE WIRE. The ice maker will continue through the harvest cycle and fill cycle. If water leaks from anywhere on the ice maker, replace it.
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Well, I've got the door off and pulled out the drawer. In looking under the ice maker, this is the view. It's always in this corner where the ice "mound" forms....does it look like a leak?
Okay. That's what I thought. Thank you VERY much for your help. I will try to find one to order. Looks like the one you linked above is out of stock. Thanks again!
Good advice! I was finding nothing of value that was in stock. Everything that was available now, I was leery of being a knock off. Ordered from a Midwest supplier. Hopefully in a month or so I'll have it and can start again. Thanks again for your help!!
I'm just popping back into the forum because my beverage center isn't cooling and I thought I'd look for some help and I see I don't think I ever thanked you. I ordered comparable ice maker to my Jenn Air one (not a cheap one!) and installed it and I have never had such clear and tasty ice! Thanks so much for all your help! I love that I was able to fix it myself :) The advice from you and this forum is invaluable!
Excellent Heather, glad to hear that.(y)

@rickgburton has been out sick for awhile, hopefully he will be back soon and he will be glad to hear that too.:)

Thanks for the update!


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