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Ice maker is overfilling

My GE ice maker is over filling and dripping into the ice dispenser. how can I make it dispense less water?

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  • mikeskad1 Sep 25, 2009

    the model is GSS201EPA WW and where is this switch located?

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It sounds like your water control switch is bad. Is this a commercial unit or residential unit. I need to no this as repairs are done differently. If you can let me also know the model if you can. Try turning down your water supply in the back. Only problem with doing this if the unit does not get enough water it could burn the motor. Let me know what you find. Thanks.
JimmyC

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • James Chavez Sep 28, 2009

    Refrigerator - Icemaker Makes Too Much Ice and Overflows the Bucket






    If your icemaker is making too much ice or overflowing:


    • Be sure the bucket is properly positioned directly under the icemaker.

    • Make sure the feeler arm is not broken. (the feeler arm is the metal rod or
      plastic paddle. The metal arm moves up and down and the plastic paddle moves in and out when the
      icemaker cycles). If the arm is broken, the icemaker needs to be replaced.

      You can order from GE Parts 1-800-626-2002 or order a part online.

    • Some refrigerators have a freezer shelf that must be
      used when installing an icemaker. The purpose of this shelf is to elevate
      the ice bin. If the shelf is not installed properly, the feeler arm does
      not correctly judge the level of ice in the bin, causing the ice to overflow.


    NOTE: Bottom mount refrigerators with icemaker in the fresh food
    section is a service issue. The feeler arm is vertical and cannot be
    seen.

    If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service or schedule a service appointment on-line.


    How icemakers work


    Automatic icemakers check the level of ice in the bin using a "feeler arm" (metal rod or plastic paddle).
    When a load of cubes is dumped, the feeler arm moves to allow cubes to fall. If the feeler arm is not
    able to move back due to ice cubes blocking the path, the icemaker stops production. As ice is removed
    from the bin, the arm may then spring back into position starting production once again.


    Let me know it this works, also if I can provide you with more info.
    JimmyC


    To turn off an icemaker

    • With the metal feeler arm, simply raises the arm until it locks into place.

    • With the plastic paddle, turn off the electronic power switch found
      on the front of the icemaker icemaker or on the refrigerator control
      panel..


  • Krunked_si Sep 09, 2010

    i have a residential model and my water did not stop flowing from the fill tube. I had to turn off water supply. How can I fix this?

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If it continuously drips, replace the water inlet valve on the back where the house water supply comes in.


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The water inlet valve may be staying open. You can swap the wires on the dual water inlet valve and disconnect the water line at the valve which goes to the ice maker. When you try the water dispenser the water will come out there. When you stop the water dispenser, if the water at the valve doesn't stop, the valve isn't closing so you'll need to replace it. If it does stop after trying it several times then the problem is with the ice maker.

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disconnect the line to the water dispenser at the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the dispenser. if you hear the valve work but water doesn't come out, the valve is bad. If you don't hear the valve, the dispenser switch is bad


Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. It’s on the back where the water supply comes in. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

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ice maker - If it overfills and drips, look for an adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water.

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If you could observe exactly where the water is dripping from it would help but...If it overfills and drips, look for an adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water.
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