Water line to water dispenser is freezing up inside the freezer
Most of the posts I have seen on-line say their water line is freezing inside the door. I think mine is actually freezing inside the freezer. When I feel the tube it is rock solid. If we turn off the icemaker and empty the ice cube holder, the line eventually thaws out and the water dispenser will work again. My ice cube bin seems to get over-filled, so I am wondering if that is related to the water dispenser tube freezing up. It's like the "arm" that is supposed to gell the icemaker to quit making ice must be malfunctioning. I don't know if I have two problems or like I said if the icemaker is malfunctioning and causing the water line to the water dispenser to freeze because of it's close proximity to the ice cube bin inside the freezer. Thanks!
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This sounds like your water valve is not completely closing allowing water to drip and freeze. First check to make sure that the water tube going into the cup of the ice maker is lined up correctly and not causing this problem - if it is lined up correctly then replace the water valve on the back of the refrigerator that your main line is connected to.
If the light and ice dispenser on the front panel works and If your fridge is 4 years old or older, the insulation in the freezer door has most likely deteriorated and the water in the tube feeding the water dispenser has probably frozen. Open the freezer door, put a blanket over the food to keep it from defrosting, and use a blow dryer to defrost the door. Blow the hot air on the flat panel inside the door (the backside of the water dispenser). Close the door about every 5 minutes to check to see if the water works. Once the water begins to flow, you have successfully defrosted the ice in the tube. Defrosting the door works for about 12 hours until it freezes again. To solve this problem, I placed a 10" weedeater line up thorugh the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8 of an inch sticking out. When the line freezes again, pull out the weedeater line, dispense water to free the ice, and then reinsert the weadeater line. I keep the line in all the time...it works great! If the light or ice dispenser do not work, the problem may be *********** board.
these unit have a problem with the water line freezing inside the freezer door. ge makes a tape style heater that goes inside the dispenser area to give just enough heat to keep it from freezing the water line. you can try to change the freezer settings, warmer, clean the coils at the back of the unit and leave the freezer door open for 20-30 minute to allow the door to warm up and that will be a temporary fix to allow water to flow until you can get the heater kit.
Remove the bottom kick plate . Follow the plastic line about 6" and you'll find a connector . Push in on one end of the connector and at the same time , pull the line out . Close the door and press for water . If no water comes out of the disconnented line , the water valve is probably bad . If water does come out , the line inside the freezer door is frozen . If this turns out to be so , you can lower the freezer temp for maybe days , or , put the food on the door, inside the freezer , tape the light switch down ( to keep the lite off and fan running ) and tape plastic over the freezer door opening so the freezer will continue to work . Reinstall the line back into the connector by pushing the hose firmly into place . Leave the freezer door open for maybe 1 or 2 days for thawing out , going by ocassionally and pressing the water dispensor . Important : lower the freezer temperature slightly to keep line from freezing again . ONLY CHANGE THE FILTER WHEN WATER FLOW SLOWS OR ICE CUBES GET SMALL . The change filter lite comes on by the amount of times water dispensor is used and to make money for the vendor .
if you can get ice but not water from the dispenser then suspect a frozen water line within the door . Check you get water to the connector at the bottom of the freezer door. Sometimes you can clear the blockage by connecting a steamer to the pipe but this will only be a temporary fix . If the pipe has frozen within 6 inches of the dispenser outlet then there is a heater mod that can be fitted WR49X10173
I have a 3 year old GE GSL25 refrigerator with the water/ice dispenser on
the freezer door. Even when setting the freezer at 2 and turning the
fridge's lower drawer to the warmer "cheese" setting, the water
dispenser line would freeze every few weeks. If you have this problem,
first verify that the water filter (back of the fridge) is not clogged
and that water flows from the water line at the bottom left corner of
the freezer door (disconnect and press water delivery dispenser-see
owners manual). I used the hair dryer recommendation to unfreeze
the line by heating the flat area of the freezer door directly behind
the water dispenser area (~10 min did it). The trick to keep it from
freezing up again involved buying a cheap foam sleeping bag mattress
(~1/3 inch or 1 cm thick) made of a polyurethane foam (pretty dense). I
cut it to match the flat area of the freezer door behind the water
dispenser and taped it to the door with packing tape. For the past 3
weeks (even with freezer at #4 setting), my water is flowing freely.
Personally, I think this solves a product defect with insufficient
insulation in the freezer door near the dispenser water line.