Door water dispenser tube in door freezing shutting off water.
Have GE Side by Side, three years old.Water problem as above occured. Repair man "routed" out ice in water tube in door. Problem solved for one day,and then froze again in tube.Can't take the door apart to see the tube. Both freezer and refrigerator settings are midrange (5), and have never been changed. Filter was replaced a month ago. Water does not "dribble" when working so don't believe air lock the problem. Have held valve "open" for 4/5 minutes to make sure no air lock causing freezing.Would appreciate any suggestions.
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You can also take a small bottle with a extension tube, fill it with warm water. Slide the tube up and in the hole in the door gently squeezing the warm water..It will flow back out and after a cple quirts, Wa La its all clear... No need to remove the door or the quick disconnect from beneath the fridge.
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Have had this exact problem this week in the field ... My advice is try a new main computer (these fail and do all sorts of interesting things) You can try to monitor the frz temp use meat style thermometer frozen in cup of water. Should be around 0. Also your refrig has a pre-chill cycle what this means is right before it defrosts it closes the damper to the refrig and runs for 2hrs regardless of frz temp. If board is running longer than 2hrs in this mode it may freeze that tube its so cold. Remove frz door(very easy) first put outside for 1hr in sun and thoroughly defrost door if you feel confident that the temp is around 0 than you actually needs a new freezer door, tube is routed in the foam too close to interior of freezer wall, foam breaks down,settles over time and gaps in the foam.
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If the light and ice dispenser on the front panel works and If your fridge is 4 years old or older, the insulation in the freezer door has most likely deteriorated and the water in the tube feeding the water dispenser has probably frozen. Open the freezer door, put a blanket over the food to keep it from defrosting, and use a blow dryer to defrost the door. Blow the hot air on the flat panel inside the door (the backside of the water dispenser). Close the door about every 5 minutes to check to see if the water works. Once the water begins to flow, you have successfully defrosted the ice in the tube. Defrosting the door works for about 12 hours until it freezes again. To solve this problem, I placed a 10" weedeater line up thorugh the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8 of an inch sticking out. When the line freezes again, pull out the weedeater line, dispense water to free the ice, and then reinsert the weadeater line. I keep the line in all the time...it works great! If the light or ice dispenser do not work, the problem may be *********** board.
Check around the door gasket to see if gasket pulls off or is it held on by screws if there are screws you can separate the door and insulate the tube if no screws than replacing the door is the only repair.
Alot of the GE refrigerators have problems like this. You either need to replace water valve on the back because one of the valves has stopped working OR the tube in the door has frozen and the door will need to be replaced. The best way to tell is remove the hinge cap on the bottom hinge and disconnect the little adapter put a towel down there and then trigger the water dispenser. If water comes out, the tube is frozen in the door. If not, replace the valve.
The connector that is leaking is bad causing tubing to come out and leak. The reason it won't flow is it is iced up inside of the door and no, unfortunately, you can't disassemble the door to get to it. It requires a door replacement. The connector is part number WR02X10471 from www.geappliances.com or GE Factory Service Parts at 1-800-626-2002
I found that the door on the GE side by side doors are not accessable and cannot be repaired if a water line inside the door is defective. The entire door must be replaced at a cost of almost $370. The problem, which seems to be quite common relative to the lack of water at the dispenser, is the result of the water tube in the door freezing due to excess cold levels in the freezing compartment. This is probabley due to poor insulation around the water line as in exits near the ice dispenser gate. The solution is simple, lower the freezing level and use water frequently to keep it from freezing. Also, keep the lines clean by changing the filter often if the local water source is laden with particulates. I think GE should foot the bill for changing doors or re-engineer the doors to access the area where the water line makes contact with the cold surface of the inside panal.
Honestly the easiest way is to remove the door on a warm afternoon and put it in the sunlight for 2 hours or so there is no way to axcess it. Make sure that the line is frozen first by disconnecting the tube under the freezer door, close door, call for water it should come out in full force there. Have a shallow pan to catch the water. feel free to respond. thanks
I have a 3 year old GE GSL25 refrigerator with the water/ice dispenser on the freezer door. Even when setting the freezer at 2 and turning the fridge's lower drawer to the warmer "cheese" setting, the water dispenser line would freeze every few weeks. If you have this problem, first verify that the water filter (back of the fridge) is not clogged and that water flows from the water line at the bottom left corner of the freezer door (disconnect and press water delivery dispenser-see owners manual). I used the hair dryer recommendation to unfreeze the line by heating the flat area of the freezer door directly behind the water dispenser area (~10 min did it). The trick to keep if from freezing up again involved buying a cheap foam sleeping bag mattress (~1/3 inch or 1 cm thick) made of a polyurethane foam (pretty dense). I cut it to match the flat area of the freezer door behind the water dispenser and taped it to the door with packing tape. For the past 3 weeks (even with freezer at #4 setting), my water is flowing freely. Personally, I think this solves a product defect with insufficient insulation in the freezer door near the dispenser water line.