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GE Profile Fridge, Ice Maker Leaks TFX26PPDA CC


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#1 5T76T2FI

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

I have a GE Profile side by side refrigerator which is about 10 years old. My problem is with the ice maker, it leaks into the freezer cabinet and the water freezes on the floor of the freezer and builds up until it leaks out of the door onto the kitchen floor.
I assume that there is a gasket or O ring leaking some where but don't know where to begin. Do I replace the entire ice maker unit or is there a kit or part I can buy to repair it? Any help is appreciated. Rich jcmsp062@aol.com

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:23 AM

Is water flowing over the top of the icemaker? You might have a leaking water valve, behind the refrigerator down by the compressor.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:41 PM

No I don't think so but I'll check to be sure. Rich

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:42 PM

If it's leaking from the icemkaer mold itself, you'll need to replace the ice maker...

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:16 PM

I removed the ice maker and it looks a little different from the picture you provided. I assume yours is the current GE replacement part. Is there a way to test my ice maker for leaks before I buy a new one? Also to be sure it's fixed should i replace the water valve too? What's the part number and price for that part? hanks Rich

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:14 PM

Ensure that the tube that transfers the water into the icemaker doesnt have a crack in it allowing water to drip out during the fill cycle.


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

I would check for a frozen drian. Every time unit goes into defrost youll have ice builtup at bottom of freezer. May need to clean out drian

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

I would check for a frozen drian. Every time unit goes into defrost youll have ice builtup at bottom of freezer. May need to clean out drian



yes I agree, i read through that post too quickly. A frozen drain is more common, at this point we are assuming that the water is coming from the ice maker. You will need to cycle the ice maker and watch the fill and see if it leaks.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:10 PM

Or shut the Icemaker off a few days and see if the problem persists
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:23 AM

How do I go about checking the drain? Where is it located? Access from front or rear?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:49 AM

Drain is inside the freezer, behind the back panel, below the evaporator coil. You'll need to pull everything out of the freezer to get to it.

Post some pics of the ice formation you're seeing. Upload them to an online image hosting service and then post the links here.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:21 PM

Well I found the drain hole , it's on the bottom left inside wall about 6 inches up from the bottom. It was completely iced over so I removed the ice and opened the center hole with an awl. Then I mixed baking soda (1 tea spoon) with warm water and using a turkey baster I cleaned it out pretty well. It's been 2 days since i did this and the ice maker is working fine and so far there's no ice buid up on the bottom of the freezer. It looks good but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a few more days.
I wanted to thank all the forum members who replied to my question and helped me solve the problem. You guys are great. Next on my list is the Kenmore dish washer that needs a motor. I'll post that one in a day or so. Thanks again Rich

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

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