Question about GE Refrigerators
G.E. TPX24SRYA BS built-in refrigerator has a leak in a hose, at the back of the refrigerator. It's accesseb by unscrewing and removing a fiber-type cover at the bottom of the back. On the right side are vent holes for the exhaust; the leaking area is on the left side. There is insulation of some sort on the left side of the fiber cover, over the area where I am having the leak.
I think it is the hose to the water dispenser in the door. The hose appears to be a translucent plastic with a dark braid; I can see about 1/4" between the braid and its connector. The connector is a white, female connector made of white plastic; it screws up and onto a light blue fitting.
When the water dispenser in the door is pressed, a strong stream of water shoots out. It looks like it is coming from the translucent hose, immediately below the white connector, but I guess it could be the connector and the stream is finding its way out this way.
When I first discovered it, the white connector didn't seem tight. I was just able to get my fingers in and turn it, maybe a full revolution. It felt like it could tighten more, but I wasn't sure.
I couldn't find a schematic on the net, and G.E.'s 800 number could only send me two schematics ("Fresh Food Section" and "Unit Parts") that didn't show the hose.
I'm afraid to try disassembling the area; I've got a picture of the hose that my wife posted on a shared drive that I am having troubles opening.
It sounds like someone has repaired this hose , due to the connectors . There should be no connectors except for 1 , below the freezer door . This hose can get hot from the compressor heat , and break .
My suggestion , would be to replace the water resivoir in the refrig section , behind the bottom crispers . This resevoir has a hose that goes completely to the water valve , without any connectors , and a hose that goes to the coupling under the freezer door , for the water dispensor . If you remove the bottom kick plate , the hose from the door , goes about 8 " to the coupling which connects to the line from the resevoir .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Nov 07, 2016 | Refrigerators
Hello Marie Baxter: If you suspect the water dispenser is leaking, make sure it is the hoses coming from the filter and not the actual filter.
Sometimes the clamps on the hoses for fridge water filters can come loose or the hose itself could crack; in which case the hose would need replacing (or tightening the clamp), and not the filter.
If you clearly find the filter is leaking, the best thing to do is make sure it is installed properly.
If it is securely in place, then you may just have a defective filter and changing it will solve the leaking.
You will need to remove the filter, which is typically located in the back of the refrigerator and inspect it to see what condition it is in.
•For instance, if it is black or looks dirty, you probably will want to replace it.
•Moreover, when there is a leak or a clog, you will notice a dramatic decrease in the output of the water dispenser tab, which is another sign there may be a leak in the water filter. If you know the water filter in your refrigerator is leaking, then you can take the water filter out and see if it has anything loose on it, but typically if it is leaking, it probably is best to replace the water filters for refrigerators.
•This is especially true if you use the filtered water from the refrigerator as your main home water filter systems.
•Moreover, if it has been awhile since you changed the filter; it can become clogged over time, which can cause it to leak.
When you are faced with having a leaking filter refrigerator water unit, it helps to think through the pros and cons of fixing the leak vs. replacing the refrigerator water filter.
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