GE profile model PSS26GRE SS. I have the filter removed and the "bypass plug" installed because we run treated water to the frig (no need for the filter and it just slows the flow). I have a leak from the filter unit with the plug installed. The plug installs over a cone-shaped stucture on the filter housing that has 3 O-rings. The plug slowly fills (hours) and then water drips onto the top shelf of the frig. I tried replacing the O-rings with ones from Lowe's but it leaks faster. Is it leaking from somewhere else? Are the O-rings a special dimension that I have to get from GE? The parts diagram only shows the entire filter housing, as if I can't get the O-rings by themselves.
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Re: GE Profile water filter housing leaks
Hi there is a grommet you can replace.
#WR02X10678 it is about $7.00 It can help seal the plug sometimes. Ge does want you to buy the whole filter assembly it is number #WR17X11618 $51.50 . You may also consider putting a new filter in. It seals better than the plug it is number #gwf $42.95. I dont know why they dont sell a o-ring kit. I guess they just dont make much money on o-rings. I hope this will help you. Have a nice day. Michael Anderson Anderson Appliance Repair (865)945-3808
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Not sure if the compressor is running. If not, you'll need a repair man. Since fans are running, most likely the thermistor. Also, if you haven't unplug from the wall, wait 10 seconds then plug back in; this may reset the control board. The link below may help. GE Refrigerator Not Cold Enough
How long have the filter been inside the refrigerator, if 3-6 months that is usually the life of the filter and it is time for replacing, it is common for the filter to leak once it has reach it life expectency
The bleach idea sounds the best. How did you get the bleach into the system? It would have to be under pressure from the water inlet to the connection on the refrig, running the water dispenser for several minutes until you could smell the bleach from the dispensed water, plus the icemaker would need to be cycled, and then left for at least 15 minutes to an hour, then flushed with clear water. (again, several, as in about 10, minutes for this step) (icemaker line also needs to be flushed with clear water) Best to be done with the filter bypass plug in place, then when done, a new filter. It is not really possible to replace all the water lines, as the one inside the freezer door cannot be replaced without replacing the entire door.
Hi, The first step you need to do is to turn the water off to the refrigerator so it quits making until you get it fixed. If your fridge has the control boards in each side of the freezer cabinet that controls the icemaker, then you have a failed board. If you have a standard icemaker with the metal shutoff arm then you have a failed motor module in the icemaker. You can remove the icemaker and unplug the wiring connector from it so you can leave the water on to the dispenser.
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If this is a Pure source 2 filter in the upper right hand side of fridge, Purchase an Electrolux filter bypass, P/N 241944302. This is a empty cartridge that lets water flow without water drip when filter is clogged. Fridgidaire/Electrolux made no bypass in these filters, so when clogged they leak. Plus they NEVER last more than about 30/60 days. If you use the bypass, you will need a separate filter elsewhere such as in water line under sink or behind fridge. Call me at 816-560-8545 if you need more info.