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GE Fridge Door Water Woes


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#1 johnjk

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

Greetings,

I have a GE Fridge GSS25LGMF WW. Purchased in 2001. It has worked great up to a minor problem today. The water through the door stopped working this evening. Worked fine, normal pressure, then the next time we went to use it, nothing. Ice maker still works (fills when calls for water, separate solenoid and water line).

So far I have tried the following:

Verified that water solenoid is operating.
Verified that I have water coming from valve at rear of fridge when water dispenser activated.
Replaced water filter.
Verified that I have water coming from the tubing running to the freezer door when water dispenser activated.

This tells me I have no blockage up to this point, so my issue is in the freezer door.

I'm not seeing how to get in to the door to check the tubing. My guess is I have a blockage up near the discharge spout. I would imagine that discharge assembly for the ice and touch pad come apart, but am not seeing it and don't want to mess it up.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:56 PM

You possibly have a frozen water line inside the freezer door. GE makes a heater for this problem .

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BTW to remove touch pad, with the help of a small pointy thing or small screwdriver......Posted Image

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 21 February 2011 - 10:14 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:52 AM

Thanks for the reply. I did figure out how to get the touch pad off late last night. Disconnected power to the fridge and removed it so I could see if I could get any further into the water dispenser. No such luck. Reassembled, tested and still no water. Tried it this morning and it is working again. Do you know is there a solenoid valve up by the dispensing tube, or is water output only regulated by the solenoid in the rear of the fridge?

The lines for the heating unit... where do they run? Inside the tube, outside next to the tube??

I do appreciate the assistance.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:16 AM

No solenoid in dispenser, just a microswitch that energizes water valve in back of fridge. From what I gathered from your earlier post, you are getting water to the freezer door. This eliminates any problem with the microswitch. You already figured out the hard part of the installation..ie removing control, just follow included instructions. Very easy install.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:55 AM

Dispenser inop.
Appears impenetrable!
Screwdriver in tabs.



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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

That is correct. I am getting water to the door. I'll order a kit up today.

Thanks for your assistance.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

Easy installation. Kit came in last week. Very quick delivery. Thanks. Took longer to clean out the area where the heating element sticks than doing the actual install.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

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Water dispenser in a GE refrigerator keeps freezing up

By Samurai Appliance Repair Man in Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog, on 06 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

Chief Durham nails it:


You possibly have a frozen water line inside the freezer door. GE makes a heater for this problem .

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