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GE PSC23 Artica refrigerator. A couple of days ago I noticed water on the floor-looked at ge site and went thru tutorial and removed front panel from bottom of frig to look at "water defrost line". Pulled it apart and reattached, not frozen. Looked good. Noticed water again, now it seems the damper door on the ice/water dispenser is intermittently not closing fully when we dispense ice. Could this be contributing to problem. Can I remove the front trim panel from the dispenser to look at the damper. Was told it may also be selonoid-is this a DIY repair. Cheap, unemployed female willing to try and resolve. Help appreciated

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  • feyest Jul 27, 2009

    You didn't really address my questions. There is no ice buildup on damper door

  • feyest Jul 27, 2009

    did not answer my question......no ice buildup...

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Maam, when you say that you noticed water leaking on the floor, where exactly was the water? On floor in front of fridge? Or elsewhere? In some refridgerators the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back of the unit, where it then flows to the bottom of the fridge and out to a small drain that is usually located under one of the drawers in the refridgerator compartment. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water backs up.

Some refridgerators also have door frame heaters that evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refridgerator is equipped with a dial that says "energy saver" mode or something similar, while running in that mode, the door heaters are disabled. If that would be the case, you can turn the dial to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours to see if the condensation problem clears up.

The ice making/dispensing mechanisms are very complex. Aside from the problems of a leaky supply line or a stuck ice cube, most components are not user serviceable and a qualified appliance repair technician should make any repairs to this unit.

Sure hope this helped you, sorry for your problem, and best wishes.

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If the door on the ice maker is not closing properly , this can cause water leaks from the ice maker.

Check that the door is not stuck because of ice. Leaving the unit to defrost completely can solve many problems caused by ice formation.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    Ginko Jul 27, 2009

    Hi, if the damper door is not closing well, it will not keep enough insulation to preserve low temp and you may have leaks from ice maker.

    If leak or condensed water inside the fridge , like the one possibly caused by the non closing door, is too much, water wont be evaporated after going through the drain hole, and you get leaks underneath the fridge.

    If drain lines after panel with drain hole are frozen inside, then you also get a leak underneath.

    Other than this a leak can only be caused by a broken water line, and does not look this the case.

    Hope I addressed the problem.

    Best regards.

    G.


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