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GE refrigerator, model GTS 18xcrerww, tube leading to ice maker from water valve, popped off, unnoticed, pumped water onto floor, causing extensive damage to hardwood floors, and subfloor. The repair man reattached the tube, but it pops off every few min as if under pressure. Has this ever been reported, or a known issue? Than kyou

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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catriver
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Angels, sounds like your defrost drain is frozen over. When the refrigerator is going into defrost it's draining through the front instead of the drain pan. You can remove the shelves and peel off the back cover and clear the drain by pouring hot water on the frozen drain hole. If you have a baster of some sort you could try to squirt the hot water through the venting on the bottom of the panel. Another way to to point a hair dryer on the drain hole. The best method is to remove the shelves and panel and make sure the drain is clear. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Dec 22, 2006

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unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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Mark, your water valve has screwed the pooch. Replace it. The part number is 2199838.

What's happening is this... the valve that fills your ice maker is by-passing a small amount of water. This water has to flow through that tube, right? When very small amounts (drop by drop) go through the IM fill tube, they flash freeze. Eventually they (the frozen drops of water) form a big block of ice inside the fill tube. This ice creates a blockage which creates back-pressure whenever the IM "calls" for water. The back pressure eventually blows the tube off of the connection behind the fridge.

You say that this happened over night... no way. If you look closely at the ice cubes that you IM has been making, you'll see that they are hollow. Hollow cubes means that your IM isn't getting enough water... (because the fill tube is blocked).

Tracy

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

yalmer
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SOURCE: frigidaire refrigerator with ice maker leaks water

It sounds like your ice maker is leaking.
If you are able, try opening up the ice maker for a visual inspection.
just remember to unplug first.
Apparently there is a leak somewhere.
Sometimes ice makers will over flow if the float gets stuck or a connection has come loose.
If you cannot work on it yourself, then I suggest looking up a service technician on the Fixya website.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Water is leaking from the front of the

Either the drain line is clogged and the condensation cannot drain to the pan to evaporate, or the door seal is not sealing properly allowing to much air (with humidity) into the unit creating to much condensation and overflowing the pan.


First locate the drain hole and line and make sure they are clean and clear. If you poor an 8 oz glass of water through it, it should drain out to the pan if it is clear.

If you find no clog inspect the door seals for cuts tears or any place that is not sealing properly.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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Hello
The problem here is your water valve. It does not shut off all the way and allows very slow water flow through the water line. It is so small that it freezes in the supply tube causing a blockage. When your ice maker calls for water the pressure from the blockage pops the line out causing your leak.
You need to replace your water valve. Dual valve at the back of the fridge.."water inlet valve")

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