I understand, I was going by the water I saw in your photo of the fill tube, that water should NOT be there, if you want a 2nd opinion contact Whirlpool to come out and verify that ice maker fill tube will fix it for sure.There was a massive amount of water that 'leaked' (?) into the ice container and also a large sheet under it - so as we determined the valve isn't the issue. Before I order even more parts I want to be sure the replacement water line should fix that problem.
I answered that in post #21.What is is the part number of the plastic cover for the upper electrical connector on the water valve?
Yes, definity you can do that first, the video in the part link shows you how to remove it.For one more test-- what if I pulled out the rubber input plug on the top of the frig and used a syringe to squirt water into the the ice maker and then view how the water enters the ice maker? Also, maybe flushing that way could maybe force out any goobers blocking it?
That's not likely. But you can try if you want. But I'd first remove the fill tube line and check to see if you have a clog or a crack in it making it leak at the top there and running down the conduit into the ice maker compartment and missing the ice maker completely thus freezing ice beside and below the ice maker.Could I see if there was something wanky about the water entering? maybe spraying into the ice maker as well as into the ice tray?
It sounds like the water inlet valve did not shut off properly and caused the solid block of ice and the sheets of ice.Icemaker was almost a solid block of ice. There was also sheets of ice in floor of freezer also