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GE GSS23WSTASS side by side ice maker


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#1 bubba153

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

Hi,
I have a ge side by side model # gss23wsta ss and the ice maker works fine but the chute will completly freeze up and become a solid block of ice. it also causes the door to get frozen stuck. i can tell that the flapper door is not sitting closed tightly and if i put my hand up the the dispenser I can push it open .
any suggestions on what can be done to fit the problem
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:30 PM

There's a service bulletin out on this. Post your serial number so I can see if it applies.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:23 PM

GL434739 is the serial number. It was put in service 12/2006.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:30 PM

Okay, your box was built before the affected units.

If that flapper door isn't closing all the way, it'll let warm up there and melt ice. There's a solenoid in the dispenser that operates the flapper that causes this problem. Come git you one...  http://www.repaircli...ber=GSS23WSTASS

 


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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

Hello,
When I removed the cover plate to access the solenoid I realised that the entire unit was completely rusted and alot of the screws were also rusted. I did replace the solenoid and the flapper open for a few seconds and closes. I did this repair in June and didnt turn the ice maker back on but I did open the water line . What I have noticed now is that I was getting the rust stains on the outside of the dispenser on the left side so I decided to open up the panel and I saw a lot condensation inside there. This is a vacation house so I am not there all the time. I have noticed when I come back there is some water in the tray. The solenoid is starting to rust again . I think there is a leak in the water dispenser that causes the drip and the cold water condensates inside .
Any suggestions? I have turn the water off so not to cause any further rust.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:05 PM

A photo or two of what you're seeing would be helpful but based on your description, it sounds like you need the ice flapper heater kit ==> http://www.repaircli...9X10085/1092740

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

could I ask what is the purpose of this part?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:56 PM

ok, I purchased the heater needed as suggested. I have 1 question using the fold over connectior. I understand which wire to use and understand that the pigtails for the heater push in and are held down by the silver cross member but I am confused on how the connection is made for the wire in the harness . I understand that it would slide on the side of the connector and be held down by the same cross member but I dont inderstand how the power is gained? is the wire cut or is the sheathing pierced to allow current to but transferred to the pigtail?
any help would be great
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

Sounds like you're wondering which wires to splice into? That's detailed in the instructions included with the kit. The connectors are 3-way splice connectors. You'll locate the correct wires as instructed in the enclosed sheet, clip the wires, and splice into them, adding a heater wire to each splice.




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