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Ice in ice maker starts to melt then refreezes into large clump

I have a GE side by side refrigerator/freezer. When ice maker is turned on, the ice is made then starts to melt, then re-freezes causing a huge
ice clump.

Also, food in freezer has ice crystals all over them and ice droplets
are all over inside of freezer walls.

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Mick...there may be any number of reasons for this. First, check for a bad door gasket. It must be clean and fit snugly around the unit. Use a piece of typing paper about 2 inches wide to pull through. It should pull with some resistance anywhere you try. If it is gappy, humidity can leak in.

Next, make sure the condenser coils are clean. Third, how cold is your freezer? Is should be about 5 degrees or so if it is kept closed for about 6 hours or more.

Is the ice maker clean and not overflowing? Many units can be removed and cleaned out.

You may have other issues...start with these.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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sounds like your just might not be using enough ice and they are defrosting and clumping together.figure your pulling ice from front of bucket the the backs hardly get used espescially in winter your not using as much ice. or ice maker is slightly over flilling water and dripping over rear of unit

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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check the flap door to see if it is slightly open letting warm air in

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Pull the refrig out , and remove the back panel . Is the fan that cools the compressor working ? Is the coil roll clean ? If the fan is not working , then the problem is probably the main control board . Behind the 8"X10" panel , above the compressor area . Remove the cover , and look for a burnt resistor , just to be safe . If this fan does not work , then the coils and the refrigerant line running between the doors , will get very hot .

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Ice clumps because temp is erratic or icemaker leaks.

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