I have a 5 yr old ge profile artica, side by side. The water spout coming in to the ice maker from the back (left top) appears to be frozen which causes the plug at the back to pop out due water pressure build up. This has never happened before - why should it freeze and what possible solution? Thanks
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Your inlet tube that goes to the icemaker may be frozen.To Check: Shut off water supply to Fridge, disconnect thewater line that goes to the icemaker at top back. Use a flexible item to insert in the water line connection.I used a zip tie. If the flexible item won't all the throughto the ice maker, the line is frozen. Thaw out the tube from inside the freezer with a hair dryer. Re-connecteverything, you now have ice . . . Solution #2: You may have to replace your "Water InletValve" located at bottom right rear of Fridge.Easy to do, just follow the color codes, be sure and shut off the water.
It sounds like you just have a leak at the back. Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet
valve. Then try the water dispenser and watch on the back for where the water may be leaking before it gets up to the ice maker.
First check the temp inside the freezer. If it is not colder that 10 degrees the ice maker will not operate. If it's cold enough make sure the water has not been turned off and that you have water coming to the frige. If you do, inspect the tube where water comes into the freezer and pours into the ice try. See if it is frozen closed. If not, disconnect the water line opisite your water supply on the water valve. Using jumper wires, connect 110v to the valve. Water should come out when you attach the 110v. If not or the tube is frozen that you checked before, either one of these will require you to replace the water valve.
That is your problem.
The plastic supply lines over time deteriorate and wind up causing the water to smell.
Replace the plastic line with a stainless steel ice maker water supply line available at any home improvement center. They are 1/4 inch inside diameter lines and fittings.
They come in 5/10 and 20 foot lenghts.
After you do this run about 2 gallons of water through the water in the door dispenser. Discard the first 3 drops of ice from the ice maker.
Your ice quality will improve.
the line that gives water to the ice maker, every time the water comes down it lives a drip of water that turns to ice blocking the line, get some hot water and a towel and place the hot wet towel on top of the line intel it melts the ice in side the line. it happens to my frige at list once a year. if that is not the problem the valve that supplies water tho the ice maker needs replacing, it's behind the frige at the bottom, where the line coming from the house meets the frige.