Water supply to ref is turned-off, will that damage the ice maker
I turned-off the water supply to my condo, and forgot to disable the Ice maker on my GE Profile Ref. With no water suppling the ice maker, will the ice maker motor burn-out? Is there a potentail problem???
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Check if the unit has a cold water dispenser that it will fill a cup. If so than problem is with Ice Maker. If not than problem is with water supply to unit.
If water to machine works make sure that the arm on the ice maker is in the down position. If it is up it will disable the ice making unit. Cycle the am a few times to insure that the switch connected to the arm has not gotten stuck in the off position.
On some ice makers there is a separate switch to disable the Ice maker usually right on the ice-maker not easily missed.
It is possible that the water feed tube into the Ice Maker has become frozen where it enters into the back of the freezer at the top. You can look through to see where the water fills into the cube tray. If ice is present it would be an indication that the feed tube has become frozen If suspected the safest way to fix would be to turn off the unit and allow for a manual defrost.
Next check the operation of the ice maker. Locate the arm in the up position prohibiting the ice maker from cycling. Wait three hours or more. Open freezer door and return the arm into the down position. After a few minutes you should observe the ice fingers rotating to release the cubes into the tray. If the fingers do not rotate I would suspect the ice maker or the connecting electrical circuit. Remember after dropping the arm the Ice Maker has to warm up to melt the ice cubes from the tray before the fingers are told to rotate,
If the fingers rotate then I would expect that the water supply solenoid has failed inside of the unit near to the location the the water supply is made. Replacing this part needs to be done by a qualified experienced technician.
Pull the refrigerator out and follow the water line to the back. It will go to a double valve solenoid. One half is for your water dispenser, the other for the ice maker. It is possible that this solenoid has failed. You can order the part online and replace it pretty cheaply. Just remember to turn off the water supply (usually under the sink) and unplug the refrigerator before hand and have a towel ready to catch water that will drain from the lines. To order the new part get the full model number of your refrigerator and go to the GE website and look up their replacement parts page. You should be able to search for that model and all of its related replacement parts there.
if you have recently changed your filter, had the water turned off, or disconnected from the ref this is a common problem. you have air in your water line. fill 5-6 large cups of water or until it stops spurting and your drip should go away
Good day, The first step is to check the ice maker. Pour water in the cavity of the ice maker until near full. Turn ice maker on and close freezer door and wait 2 hours. If it dumps ice then you can exclude the ice maker. If no action, and the water is still frozen in the cavity the ice maker must be replaced.
If the ice dumps then follow these steps..... You want to check the water supply line to the machine from the house supply. I prefer to shut the whole house down with the shut off valve at the meter. Disconnect the water line to the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. Point the open end of the water line into a bucket, and while watching have someone turn the water to the house on for a 10 to 15 second count. Water should come out of the line forcefully. If not replace the line and it's connecting valve.
If water supply is good, then replacing the water valve itself should solve your problem.
P.S. In rare occasions, the file tube from the back of the refrigerator to the inlet of the rear of the ice maker can build up with ice. You have to remove the ice maker to check this. If there is ice in this tube you have to melt it out. However, caution using heat, as from a hair dryer ect. Heat from these devices can do a lot of damage to the hose and other plastic components in that area.
When you first hook water up to the refrigerator you have to fill a tank in the fridge. Open the water supply behind the ref. turn the control on the front of the ref to water and hold a glass under the spout as if you are filling a glass . You may have to wait 3-4 minutes forthe tank and lines to fill with water before you get any to come out into the glass. The water my be discolored at first so run a few glass full through before drinking . hope this helps
make sure you have enough stock in your ref. for the supplied water for ice maker not to be frozen. or if sometimes you have less supply inside your ref., then put some gallons of water and stock it in your ref. and in your thermostat steady to the lowest setting.
The problem is in the water valve.
The water supply line going to the Ref is connected to a water valve. This valve is not shutting off completely which causes water to drip into the ice maker. This dripping will freeze and eventually completely block the fill tube in the freezer.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line. Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position. New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production. Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice. Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure
The water dispenser will not operate properly
Freezer door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it
does not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely.” Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Is the water pressure at least 30 psi? The water pressure to
the home determines the flow from the dispenser. See “Water
Kink in the home water source line? Straighten the water
source line. New installation? Flush and fill the water system. Water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be
clogged or incorrectly installed. Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?
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