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FROFEN WATER LINE ON REFRIGERATOR DOOR

Water line that supplies water to the door dispenser continues to freeze up. After we get it thawed out, it freezes up again in about 2 weeks. We have tried turning the temp up but it doesn't help. Is there some way to avoid this problem?

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It seems to me that the tubing is not properly insulated in the door causing it to freeze you can open the liner and see if it is inside the insulation or lower your freezer section so it does not over freeze thanks from gilles

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