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

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The water dispenser will only work part of the time.

It takes 2 or 3 times to get the full flow of water to come out of the dispenser.  When it works, the flow is great.  You just have to sit there and keep trying until it works. OK, my problem isn't similar - it's exactly the same. It takes 30-60 seconds for the water to finally start to flow and when it does it is full stream, and not restricted, right? So you can't make ice either, can you? I am still hoping for an answer, too. At this point I'm betting it is some type of solenoid that triggers the flow to begin. You can hear the mechanism straining until it finally starts.

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  • ge83 Aug 25, 2009

    I replaced the solenoid unit (dual) and the water dispenser works like a champ, but the ice maker is still kaput. When it went out, the water started hesitating and the ice quit filling and dispensing. In other words, the ice worked fine up until the point that the water started hesitating. I thought the solenoid would fix both problems as they seemed so obviously related. Any thoughts?

  • ge83 Aug 25, 2009

    The hesitation was the original problem that the solenoid fixed - with the water dispenser. Now the ice maker gets no water. What I was getting at was that the ice maker worked fine until the water flow problem. Water flow is instant and strong just none to ice maker. So what/where is the fill manifold? If I disconnect the supply line from the solenoid should I be able to blow air through the line (I cannot)?

  • ge83 Aug 25, 2009

    This is a 2000 model TFX28PB.

    Could it be ice blockage? I haven't tried to defrost it, but considered it based on some other posts.




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Ok, there is a water valve assembly(dual), that has solenoid functions that feed the ice maker and water dispenser as well. this valve is damaged and you will need ot replace it asap if possible.

The replacement of this dysfunctional water valve assembly will fix your issue.

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    Michael Masters Aug 25, 2009

    OK, this seems to be a blockage issue. Check the lines for debris, and the fill manifold as well. the manifold may have some heavy mineral build up that can cause this hesitation.

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    Michael Masters Aug 25, 2009

    If you have tried to blow air in the ice makers supply line, and you could not achieve this, the line may be blocked by some debris or ice. remove the line and replace it. it may be possible to pressure clean the line by using a compressed air tool.

    If possible, could you post the model number of this unit please. i would like to pull up the schematics for further analysis.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Aug 25, 2009

    Yes, if not debris, it will be ice.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Aug 25, 2009

    Np. always glad to help:)



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