Question about GE Refrigerators
The leak is slow and coming from the top of the dispenser.
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service technician. I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA., so the units will be in English not Metric.
There are several areas that need to be checked:
1.) In the top of the dispenser behind the frame your may have a drip proof tube. This is about a 1/4" diameter plastic tube with a bulb to collect drips. Sometimes the bulb cracks and leaks. This tube is replaceable, but should only be replaced by a skilled technician.
2.) OK, lets assume this is not the problem. So, lets look at the water dispenser solenoid valve. The spool in the valve collects calcium or particles from the water supply and does not completely seat, or the valve screen becomes plugged and you do not have enough water pressure to close the valve. This valve is behind the unit. After removing the lower back cover you will see two solenoid valves. The valve with the smaller plastic tubing feeds your ice maker, and the valve with the larger diameter plastic tube is your water dispenser water line. This you can replace your self if you are handy.
3.) You may have lost line pressure. It is not uncommon for the water shut off valve to deteriorate. The valve seat can become clogged restricting the supply water pressure. You need at least 60 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) to seat the valve.
Now, where is the problem?
If you have small ice cubes and a slow water flow you need to replace the water supply shut off valve.
If your ice cubes are normal size you do not have a water shut off valve problem and need to replace the water solenoid valve. If you are handy you can do this yourself.
This is based on a assumption you do not have a leak at the water bulb area on your plastic fill tube.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it is a plastic compression fitting you can tighten each one a little(careful not to tighten them too much cause they can strip out) Use a small crescent wrench with a back up wrench.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
check the copiupling on the water line where it goes thru the bottom hinge on the freezer door. pull oiut the kickplate and theres aa coupling there
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
ck container to rule out simple leak ck for cracks in container make sure lines are secure and free of breaks also part can be ordered. first ck all basics lines and conections in compartment
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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