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elmonducky

GE Ref GSS20IETACC

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I/M inlet tube freezing up causing water to cascade down into evap fan.  Replaced inlet tube and made sure it had tight seal, one day later same problem.  Thought it might be a leaking water valve but no excessive water in ice maker.  Did notice there is no cover in freezer over refrigerator return at damper control. Could not find a cover in parts break down, any suggestions??

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Was the ice maker fill cup free of ice blockage? Did you run a harvest test while there?  I wouldn't summarily dismiss a leaky valve. A very minor leak can cause a droplet or two to enter the tube and freeze inside it. If the  Ice maker doesn't harvest ice for a period of time, the small droplets can build and create a blockage before the next harvest.

 

Also, the  Samurai has provided us with a useful scroll on this issue  http://fixitnow.com/appliantology/icemakerfilltubes.htm

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cup frozen, I/m filled ok  what concerns me is it only takes a day to freeze up.  May very well be water valve but I still wonder about the vent hole with no cover.  wonder if air from freezer is being misdirected towards inlet tube.

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This has to be a leaking water inlet valve.  These valves will weep water at a slow enough rate that the water can freeze in the fill tube before it has a chance to exit or, if it weeps at a little higher rate, can form the cascade you're seeing.  An easy test is to shut the water supply to the refrigerator off for a day.  If the problem goes away, then you know it's a weeping water inlet valve, come git you one.  

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