Question about GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator
The water dispenser is not working but the ice maker is working fine. What could be the problem?
I fixed mine by leaving the light on the dispenser on. It took about 6 hrs, but the little heat from the light bulb was enough to defrost the water line.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Mine did same thing. What is happening is the Water Line in the freezer door is freezing.
SOLUTION. Leave the freezer door open and turn off the freezer for a night. Be sure to dump out all of your ice cubes too.
In the morning it will work like new. To prevent it from happening again, open the FRIDGE door and use the electronic controls to raise the temperature of the freezer. You had it too cold before...thats why your water line froze in the first place.
Posted on May 02, 2008
This is a common problem for GE refrigerators. Fortunately there is a simple, inexpensive and permanent fix. GE released a water line heater that is easily installed. More details on the and solution here.
Posted on Dec 13, 2010
Borrow your girlfriend or wife's blowdryer warm the inside of the door where the water runs out of. I had to do it for 3 to 5 minutes on warm to high heat. Keep the settings for your freezer on no higher than 4. 3 works good too.
Posted on Mar 23, 2014
I run a dishcloth under the hot tap till it's very hot, then I squeeze most of the water out, open the freezer door, press this very hot cloth against the inside door (opposite and above where the dispenser is) for a couple of minutes, do this a couple more times, and after another couple of minutes the dispenser works again. Have done this several times and presto, no problem.
Posted on Jan 28, 2013
Someone had suggested using a 10 inch piece of weed eater wire in the water line with about an inch hanging out of the front of the fridge. And if it refreezes just pull it to break the ice plug in the line. This absolutely works but I could not get the line to defrost in the first place so to get the wire in the water dispenser. So...I propped a spot light on a bar stool and pointed it at the water dispenser tray (about two feet from the fridge) for about 5 minutes. The door gets very warm. Then I opened the freezer door and pointed it at the back of the water dispenser where the tube is ran inside the door for about 5 min. It melted the plug of ice and worked like a charm!
Posted on Dec 25, 2012
My GE side by side water dispenser tends to freeze up during the slightest change to cold weather. Initially we would have to open the freezer door for about an hour removing frozen food from the door and blocking the freezer compartment with a large automobile sun shade and eventually the line would defrost and water dispenser would resume working til it would freeze again. Instead of buying and installing the heater device sold by GE, I cut about a 12 inch piece of weed eater trimmer line, tied a knot in the end and inserted that into the dispenser tube. Then when the line freezes again you grab the knot for grip and pull the trimmer line out and water will flow; reinsert the trimmer line before the tube freezes again and repeat the process as required when tube freezes.
Posted on Nov 28, 2010
What is the complete model # from the sticker on the inside of the fridge section?
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
This is the model number from the registering card
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
See my posting " i've tried every thing shot of " for this model
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
I have the same problem, although mine is intermittent. Apparently it's a problem with the line freezing. For an excellent discussion of the issue, see http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/advice/t-14182.html
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
check the water valve on the back of the ref. it sends water to the ice maker and water in the door one can work and the other one not
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
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