Water pump for icemaker leaking, need replacement pump.
My GE GSS20IEP WW has a 115vac 50/60Hz RIV-12AE water pump. The pump is cracked and leaking. I need a replacement pump but have no idea where to aquire one or how much it may cost. Please advise. Thanks!
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Some things I have seen that causes this issue:
A. Plug not sealing properly in the bottom of the water reservoir
B. An issue dealing with the circulation pump. Maybe splashing water out of the reservoir while running due to crack in pump housing, especially around impeller, or hose that feeds water from recirculation pump to cold plate has a crack/split/loose connection.
With the water running tube/pipe is cracked in between or its got loose from its fitting.First inspect the line for this problem.The tube from which water passes, one end is connected to the water valve at the back base of refrigerator.And then from valve two tube runs.One tube is for water dispenser and another tube is for ice chamber filling.Follow that tube from back of the refrigerator.The water dispenser tube That passes through the freezer door also.And the ice maker tube.That connects to the back of ice maker tray.The water fills in the tray.See if that tube is got loose and its not throwing water out instead of ice maker tray.Many a times this happens.--- May be you need to remove the ice maker to get exact location for tube setting and position.-----------
But if tubes from water and ice dispenser sections are fitted properly and then there can be crack in the tube.------------But if tubes checked out ok then other possibility can be faulty water fill grommet.-------
The grommet is cracked.And that is causing the leak.---------
Go to the back of the unit and remove the cover at the lower right of the unit. This is where the water line goes into your unit. Remove the water line at the solinoid that goes to your ice maker . This will allow you enough slack to remove the old water fill tube and replace it with the new one. You need to push the white retainers in to release the tubeing from the solenoids. ------------The part you need is called fill tube grommet.It has to be removed and replaced.The tube is connected to the grommet.Click this link below for more help:---http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-ice-maker-fill-tube-from.html------------The other possibility for this leak, is water valve.The water valve close and open.When its open, it lets water to the tube.When it closes it stops water.But if the valve is not closing then it will let the water to enter non stop, slowly --- slowly the inside tube getw over filled and then starts leaking.------------The water valve is not required as per the problem.But if after doing all the repairing, still the same problem, noticed then water valve is required.Because is water valve is not closing properly, then it leaks some water, (drop by drop) and this can cause water to collect in the grommet and this gets formed into ice and the same leaking repeats.---------but at present dont buy water valve.Just keep an eye on this same problem.sometimes leaking will start after few days.In that case also replace water vale.------- Now for other parts, that are extension hose,icemaker tube and clamp.Out of this you will require clamps, sometimes while removing old tube the clamp gets cracked.you can buy this.The extension hose is required if the tube is getting short or actual hose is cracked in between.i dont think you will require extension hose at present.And for ice maker tube.This tube can also be cracked and cause leak.this tubes by time gets bit swollen and loose its grip.Its actually not required.But if you still replace it, that it will be good.--------so you can order clamp and icemaker tube with the grommet part.----------- The parts which you want to order, this is direct link for parts:--1. Dual Inlet Water Valve------------ (http://www.partselect.com/PS901314-GE-WR57X10051-Dual-Inlet-Water-Valve.htm) 2. Icemaker Water Line ----------(http://www.partselect.com/PS299643-GE-WR2X9245-Icemaker-Water-Line.htm) 3. Icemaker Fill Hose Extension ----------(http://www.partselect.com/PS298725-GE-WR2X7927-Icemaker-Fill-Hose-Extension.htm)
If the solenoid valve buzzes you have an iced-up fill tube. Check where the water comes into the ice maker and try to determine if it is clogged. If so, defrost with a hair dryer, but make sure you turn off the unit before.
do you live in an area where there are rodents such as mice ? if yes there is a possibility that they have eaten the plastic water line that feeds from the ice maker water valve to the ice maker itself . when they get thirsty you would be surprised what they will actually chew through to get water. regardless the cause, you probably have a broken water line between the ice maker water valve and ice maker unit .
Good day, Pour water from small paper cup until it near fills the well of the ice maker. With the lever down, close freezer door and wait 2 to 3 hours. If it dumps then the ice maker should be good, if not, replace ice maker. If dumps O.K. then the dual water valve is bad, and needs replaced. You should check the fill tube that runs from the back of the machine to see if it is blocked with ice. (requires removing ice maker) but even so, if it is iced, you'll need to clear, but the water valve in the back rear of the machine is leaking and still needs replaced.
check power at the water pump. It is two of them one for icemaker, one for water dispenser. Pump located on the back bottom left....you need a 1/4 nut driver to take bottom panel off. Check power when someone else push water dispenser botton on the front of thr fride...if it is power you have to repalece whoe assembly, if it is not you have dig in deeper in to door dispenser...any question please ask, firstname.lastname@example.org