Any recommendations on cleaning the tube in the door? Ours gets green like the parts of a fish tank and I'm not sure how to clean it out. Gross having green flakes in your filtered water due to the path after the filter the water has to travel in.
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Re: Water Tube w/ Algae
Depending on how far up the growth is, a Q-tip or old fashioned pipe cleaner will do. Typically this is due to the water having the chlorine removed by the filter. I recommend that you remove your filter and install the bypass plug (if needed) and run a few gallons of unfiltered water through the system then let it sit overnight. The chlorine will kill any growth, then you can put the filter back in for filtered water. Usually doing this every few months will keep the "green" out.
I had the same problem, I went to the local pet store and got an aquarium filter brush kit, it came with a
very fine flexible brush, this worked great. It took some effort to get it around the curves, but it reached to the end and cleaned out all of the algea.
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Hi, Many times the mop will plug in the tubing to the mop head...mineral will build up and stop the steam from going from the tank to the head of the mop. This is simple to fix by taking off a few screws and then cleaning out the tubing and the part of the mop where the tubing enters it.
Here is a tip that I wrote that will give you more details about this problem...
If the instructions are different than below,I will need you model number.
Water Tank Assembly (some models)
1. Remove crisper drawers from fresh food compartment.
2. Remove hex screw holding water tank to rear
3. On rear of cabinent remove hex screws holding water
valve cover plate.
4. Remove plate and tubing away from cabinet to expose
water valves and tubing.
5. Disconnect water tube from secondary valve coming
from water tank, remove compression nut from tubing.
6. On front of unit remove toe grill and disconnect water
coupler going to water dispenser
7. Remove compression nut from water tubing on cabinet
side of connection.
8. From rear of cabinet pull water tube out of conduit
going to dispenser.
9. From inside of fresh food compartment pull tubing up
and out of cabinet to complete removal of water tank.
10. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
To clean I would use Clorox and warm water and rinse well before replacing. Thanks, Sea Breeze
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If the ice maker is
producing ice poorly--making small cubes or too few cubes--you probably have a
clogged water line, a defective water-inlet valve, or a defective ice maker mold
thermostat that isn't cycling properly. Check these:
The water line that's attached to the back of the refrigerator. Make sure
you have good water flow. If the flow is poor, repair, clean, or replace the
tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water.
The water-inlet valve. Replace it if it has failed.
Check the freezer temperature. If should be 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.
The ice maker mold thermostat. Make sure that it's cycling properly.
Unplug fridge. Remove the panel on the back of the fridge look for dead rodents or fungal growth in the drain pan. consult your local appliance parts distributor for a product called kleene air or try www.reliableparts.com
Yes, I fixed my problem of the plugged drain that caused the ice to melt onto the floor. Apparently, frostfree frigs have a drain that leads to a pan under the frig by way of plastic tubing from inside the freezer compartment. The drain tube end for my frig only had about 1/8" clearance above the pan bottom. The pan was dirty with an ENORMOUS amount of dust that had collected. So, I had to move the frig out from the wall, remove the back cover at the bottom of the back of the frig. This exposed the white tubing and the gross pan of dust and water paste. I cleaned the pan, disconnected the tubing from the clip holding it in the pan and trimmed about 1/4" off the end to create a bigger clearance into the drain pan.
Make sure the frig is unplugged before you do the job so the evaporator fan doesn't hurt you.
Now, I will have to clean from behind the frig at least once a year.
hi. thanks for the question. because the door was left open . moisture got into the small tube that lets water in to the ice maker.. and froze. use hair dryer to thaw the tube. remove and clean. thanks the appliance doc. please rate me
peah, I had a couple of these tanks leak. I think they had an issue with this. The last one I had they had a kit where the substitued coiled tubing with 2 john guest fittings to replace the tank. This solved the problem. The part number I have for the tank is 4838jj1003a, you can get it at http://www3.sears.com/ for 17.95. I don't know if they will send you the tank or kit. You can inquire. Catriver...post back.
A possible solution is depending on your water source... Chlorine will kill the algae, mold & mildew but the filter blocks chlorine. What we tell people is if you have chlorinated water, remove the filter (a bypass device may be needed depending on the make/model) and run without the filter for a week or so. The chlorine will kill all that stuff and then you can run the filter again. If you don't have chlorinated water you would have to mix a solution of bleach/water in a tank of some type and then use a pump (usually a Sur-Flo RV type pump) to supply the pressure and run a few gallons of chlorinated water through the system (again without filter) then let it sit 24 hours to kill the gunk. After that hook up to normal water supply and flush the system until there is no chlorine smell. The ratios for bleach/water, etc. are available on the internet if you "Google" the process.