Question about GE Profile Performance 25.2 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Dispenser TFX25PPBWW

1 Answer

GE Profile Refrigerator with large puddles of water on floor.

The house that we are renting in has a 5-6 year old Ge Profile side by side. The water dispenser has never worked since we lived here. When we moved in the the ice maker parts were all rusted. I removed the component and just used the top part as a shelf. I cleaned the refrigerator as best as I could but never felt good about anything that was left uncovered ie food and especially ice cubes. There is a wierd taste for anything left uncovered. Lately in the last month I started having puddles of water sporadically infront of the refrigerator. Now the puddles come daily and sometimes even twice a day. Could you tell me what is wrong? I need to tell the landlord so it can be fixed. Thank you Frustrated Tenentfrom NJ

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,543 Answers

First, your most pressing issue: the water on the floor.
Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)
This will prevent water from coming out the freezer door and leaking onto your floor.
Now, for issue #2, your water dispenser: If you take the front grill off, you will see a plastic tube going through the hinge. There is a coupler, usually a insta-push type just before that. If you push on the collar of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not real hard) on the tubing, the tube will come off. Now, try the water dispenser to see of any water comes out the disconnected tube. If yes, comment back to me to see how to fix this, if no water comes out, you most likely have a bad water valve. Reconnect the water line by just pushing it back into the fitting. Disconnect the outlet side of the water line at the water valve and try the dispenser again. No water out the valve almost always will be a bad valve. (there are rare exceptions) Water out valve now when dispenser is pressed equals a frozen water tank or water filter in the fresh foods compartment. Issue #3, your uncovered foods: All the cooling for a refrigerator takes place in the freezer compartment, and some of the cold air is circulated into the fresh foods compartment to cool it. As the air is circulated throughout the entire refrig / freezer, air picks up and transfers odors to uncovered items, including ice. Cover foods and use an open box of baking soda to help absorb odors. Issue #4. (was there a #4?) Oh yes,..... why are you dealing with this? Tell the landlord to have a service company come and check it out. You don't pay the service company, you pay the rent. Landlord is responsible for the repairs.

Posted on May 17, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

No dispensing water...GE refrigerator


There may be an interlock switch on the housing where the filter or dummy stopper is inserted. If this interlock is not satisfied, then the water dispenser won't turn on. This would prevent water from spraying all over the inside of the refrigerator if the filter is not seated properly. Check to make sure the filter or plug is inserted properly.

Apr 01, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

My GE Profile refrigerator leaks water from the freezer. I find a puddle under it 2x/week.


Defrost drain tube clogged, drain pan cracked, water tubing near compressor gets brittle and leaks, critters chew on water tubing also.

Oct 29, 2013 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

I have an 8 year old GE Profile Side by Side TPX24PB Refrig that is leaking water in the freezer, but not the refrigerator. There is a slab of ice on the freezer floor, eventually water runs onto the...


The drain is clogged. Remove the bottom bin out of the freezer. Once done you should see a trough at the back. This trough will be filled with ice, remvoe the ice. Then you have to clear the drain. The best way I know of to do this is to force hot water down the drain with a turkey baser untill water flows freely. Then mix baken soda with water and pour it down the drain. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/refrigerator-leaking.html

Sep 24, 2010 | GE Profile TPX24PBDCC Side by Side...

1 Answer

Water is leaking out from the bottom of the freezer


Below the freezer coil is a drain trough. Sounds like it is frozen. Use a hair drier to melt it and poor baking soda with warm water down it.

Jun 02, 2010 | GE Profile PSS26NGS Side by Side...

1 Answer

GE Profile leaking onto floor


Clean the drain pan and drain line in the back of the freezer section behind the cover underneath the evaporator coil. (hint: use turkey baster with hot water) Make sure water drains when you pour it in. If it doesn't - also clean drain tube on the back of the unit behind the cover. When done - put the tube exactly where it was.
Good luck! :)

Vlad
First Choice Appliance

Apr 19, 2010 | GE Profile TPX24PBDCC Side by Side...

1 Answer

First thing this a.m. we discovered a puddle of water on the floor on the left side of the fridge. This is not the first time....so we are wondering what is causing this? I am guessing about the profile #...


You have a plugged defrost drain.
Unplug refrig. Unload freezer. Remove shelves. Take back panel out of freezer. Use a turkey baster with hot (not boiling) water to flush water in the area of the defrost drain hole until it is clear and water will run through it into the defrost drain pan under the refrig. The drain is a hole about the size of a nickel, usually in the very back center, below the cooling coils. You can use the turkey baster to force water into and eventually through the drain hole. Remove ice from floor of freezer.
Re-assemble, refill freezer, and plug in. Now, when your refrig defrosts, the water will go out the drain instead of onto the freezer floor and out the freezer door onto your floor.

Aug 05, 2009 | GE Profile PSI23NCR Side by Side...

1 Answer

In my GE Performance refrigerator side-by-side Ice is being made, but no water is dispensing. The GE Smartfilter is atleast 5 yrs old (I never used/never changed) because we always bought water from...


The water that goes to the door actually is routed through the hinge on the freezer door. Take a look and see if you can't find where the tube comes out and goes into the water dispenser. I bet it has come loose and is rerouting the water down the side of the fridge and onto the floor; hence the puddle.

Also, just because you don't drink the water doesn't mean you don't drink the water! If you use ice from the ice dispenser then you ARE drinking the water. The water that feeds the ice trays comes through the filter, so you might consider changing it every 6 months rather you use the water dispenser or not.

Hope this helps, I have one too and its causing a different set of problems...

May 11, 2009 | GE Profile Performance 25.2 cu. ft....

1 Answer

Water on Floor Outside Freezer (Side by Side)


take a wire and run it through the drain until there is no resistance and then put hot water into it.

Mar 06, 2009 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

5 Answers

Water leaking - GE Profile Refrigerator, Model: TPX21PRX


Check to see if the drain at the bottom of your freezer is plugged. When the refrigerator goes on defrost, the water has to go somewhere. Look below the coils in the freezer section and see if there is ice in the drain.

Jul 15, 2008 | GE Profile 20.7 cu. ft. CustomStyle...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

1,058 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2287 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

15704 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...