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GE Refrigerator Side by Side Water dispenser keeps Freezing up

I keep having a problem with my GE Side by Side Refrigerator model GSS25IFPH BB where the water line to the water dispenser in the door keeps freezing. I end up having to use a hair dryer and heat the line that coils up inside the refrigerator where the water is cooled and also along the outside of the unit where the line runs into the freezer door to get it to thaw out and work again. What can be done to prevent this in the future?

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  • happyltlmama Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same issues. I use a steamer to get it thawed out, but within a week it's frozen up again. I'm starting to get the waterfall effect in the freezer as well. Any solutions to this?

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mikedurland
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SOURCE: Admiral model #rswa278a

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. 

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Side my Side Refridg- Ice Dispenser Freezing Up

Check the pin that holds the flapper in place.
I'll bet the plastic is broke that holds spring and flap inplace
I have same problem

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: it is freezing up inside the cooler

Turn the screw on the back of the unit so that the water is not chilled to such an extreme cold

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

woodchuck789
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SOURCE: Refrigerator freezer drains keeps freezing over, not plugged.

Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

galati2k
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SOURCE: Refrigerator water condensation drain line freezing

GO TO THE FREEZER PORTION OF THE FRIG.YOU NEED TO TAKE THE ICEMAKER OUT AND REMOVE THE BACK PANEL WHERE THE EVAPORATER FAN IS .RIGHT UNDER THE COIL YOU WILL SEE A DRAIN ,WHEN YOUR FREEZER GOES ON DEFROST THE WATER GOES DOWN THE DRAIN AND INTO A PAN THAT SITS ON TOP OF THE COMPRESSOR.THE HEAT FROM THE COMPRESSOR EVAPORATES THE WATER.THE DRAIN IN THE FREEZER IS PROBABLY CLOGGED OR FROZEN OVER WITH ICE AND THATS WHY THE WATER IS GOING ELSEWARE.REMOVE ALL THE ICE FROM AROUND THE DRAIN.IF THERES A ROD THAT GOES DOWN THE DRAIN FROM THE DEFROST ELEMENT THATS SUPPOSED TO KEEP THE DRAIN FROM ICING UP ,IN ANY CASE THE DRAIN IS CLOGGED OR ICED UP.UNCLOG THE GRAIN AND YOU WILL BE GOOD TO GO.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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