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#1 RedToryTy

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:55 AM

I've got a Hotpoint fridge with a stopped up water-through-the-door dispenser. I replaced the water valve, so it works. Next, I disconnected the pipe connecting the water valve to the freezer door; after pulling the pipe feeding the door and selecting "water," water dispensed repeatedly as I repeatedly pressed the "water" button. Pressure's building up inside the freezer door-area pipe, but the water won't dispense. Could the clog be ice? Something else? What experience do the samurais of this dojo have with this type of problem? Any advice and/or experience you can share will be appreciated.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:57 AM

There is a heater kit "bandaid" fix available from GE to dress this issue...and yes it is freezing in the door, most likely right behind the cradle in the small recessed area.
you can use a hairdryer to warm this area and thaw it or I use a zoom spout oil bottle filled with hot water...the tube off the bottle is the perfect size to push down the dispenser tube and flush out the ice plug...reg will be along directly to link you the fix kit, I am sure...
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:09 AM

...reg will be along directly to link you the fix kit, I am sure...

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:03 PM

Problem #2--the solenoid supposed to open and close the ice bucket flap remains frosted into one position. How to do I combat this?
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:53 PM

do you mean, that the chute door will not open when you select ice from the control? If so you will need to pull it apart and check the solenoid.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

No, I mean the flap in the ice bucket remains closed, only producing crushed ice. The solenoid's frosted closed.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:32 AM

The pin in solenoid that controls the ice maker bucket "stick shift" is probably rusted. I've had success removing and sanding the pin. Add a little oil and usually works.

...reg will be along directly to link you the fix kit, I am sure...


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

.. and to show that we do not take him for granted..here's a tribute to our favorite backer upper

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

Well said DA, and a fitting tribute to GMF Regus....always a pleasure to know that he, as well as the boss and kdog and appltech are here to make sure the forum gets the credit for parts sold from here at RC...
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:55 PM

I have tried to use the forum when I am out with my Daughter and use her Smart(Dumb)Phone - just being able to navigate the site and read/reply to threads is near impossible ! - Unless you are the size of a Ant, there's no way you'd be able to see all that stuff.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

...Smart(Dumb)Phone - just being able to navigate the site and read/reply to threads is near impossible !


Hmm, she should be seeing a special mobile theme-- very easy on the eyes, loads fast, can do most everything including chat. What brand smart phone?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:33 AM

Durham Appliance, thanks for the help with a rusted pin. What do I do with a fairly new but frosted pin?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

Of course you would use your handy dandy steamer to defrost the pin, but if it continues to freeze over, then you gonna have to find the cause. Leaking ice maker fill spout is usually the culprit Taking into account your other icing problem, your fill spout may be partially blocked with ice. Also check to make sure you don't have an air leak somewhere and make sure the freezer and fridge settings are at the recommended settings.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

Durham, another dumb question--what other point could an air leak be but at the ice door flap?

Also, what sort of heavy grease should I be using to lubricate the solenoid pin? I've got black lithium.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:43 PM

Hey! That's not a dumb question. I know dumb questions, I ask them all the time, and buddy, that aint no dumb question. Anyhow, air leaks can come from flapper, seal or a not properly sealed ice maker fill tube. I've used standard oil in the past but that's probably not "ac" (appliantologically correct). Food Grade grease is probably the best thing to use. You can google it.

btw here's an example of a dumb question .....What did the three legged dog say when he hobbled into the desperado-filled old west Saloon? "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw." Now if you aint asking something like that, then you aint asking a dumb question. I got dibs on the dumb question stuff, so back off. :armed:

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 24 November 2011 - 07:47 PM.

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