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Member Since 04 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2013 01:39 PM

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Icemaker not producing ice

02 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Refrigerator is a GE TBX20DFB, circa 1983.  The icemaker appears from the schematic on the inside of the plastic cover to be a totally electro-mechanical model, which I believe is #907996.  This icemaker has been running continuously since new, so no complaints (30 years)!  From reading your FAQ's and using some common sense, it appears the overall best repair move to make is replace the ice maker with a Whirlpool unit.  Again, from your FAQ's it seems that the correct recommended Whirlpool unit is #4317943.


Is there a complete add-on kit available that includes this icemaker, so I can replace the inlet-shut off valve and anything else that needs to be replaced??



AND - What should I check on this particular icemaker BEFORE I spend the loot on a new icemaker?  Heck, this one worked for 30 years and if I can troubleshoot this one and just replace a part I could be golden!  What would the troubleshooting procedure be?



Please confirm my accuracy on the above Whirlpool part number and sanity on the rest of my inferences, deductions, etc. etc.... gone to ice cube trays in the mean time......

GE top loader model WWA7304VKLAD, early '80s style

10 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

Washer runs fine but is overly sensitive to the way clothes are balanced when loaded into the tub.  If the clothes are not distributed just right, the wash load goes out of balance during spin cycle and the washer starts to 'walk" all over the laundryroom.  Very often the washer tub starts to "thump" the side of the interior during the spin cycle, I have to stop the washer and then redistribute the wet clothes.  It has also adopted a stance with the front balance legs fully extended.  I bought this thing used and it has done this ever since I've owned it - two years.

So is there something I should check that could be worn out or broken?  Where should I look?  Is there some parts that keep the wash tub within certain balance limits?  Could the tub itself be out of balance from the factory?


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