Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
The water is connected line appears not frozen ice maker works new filter has been installed . is there a switch that could be needing replaced ?
The reservoir was all fine.
I found that the plastic line from the reservoir to the pump was resting against the compressor motor (with an insulated sleeve) however heat eventually (8 years) hardened the line and it cracked. A flow control valve fortunately shuts off the water if the flow rate is too high to prevent flooding.
The solution was to obtain new 5/16 OD plastic line from the local hardware store and splice in a section to replace the damaged line, using the same plastic style union as used where the freezer door attaches. (behind the lower grille at the lower left freezer door hinge)
I installed the plastic union a few inches down stream from the reservoir inside to not risk leaks using hose clamps on the reservoir. I then routed the line down through the rear most hole in the crisper compartment, and back towards the pump. One screw holds the pump to the rear of the refrig.
<b> Note: I don't recommend a brass union (more readily available) because the plastic line is sized in OD not ID and the brass union relies on specific wall thickness to insert a brass sleeve inside the tubing and therefore it may not fit inside the brass union (using a plastic outer sleeve not the metal sleeve). The plastic union only relies on the OD being correct so it is a cinch to install. </b>
In addition I installed two insulating sleeves over the line to prevent the line from resting on the side of the hot compressor motor. I carefully removed the plastic sleeve that locked the old line into the pump so I could reused the sleeve and locked the new line back in place.
Works great now!
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
The reservoir is in the back of the fridge compartment behind the bottom crisper. The inlet and outlet tubes are permanently crimped into the resevoir. I cut them off, drilled out the inlet and outlet on the reservoir, and then used hose clamps when reinstalling.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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