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A hose is leaking on G.E. fridge - to water dispenser, I think

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.

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    Jyackle5 May 11, 2010

    Ok you tighten the hose as tight as you can by finger. Now take off the fiber board and take a wrench to the fitting an do another 1/4 to 1 full turn to tighten it the rest of the way. Do not over tighten it and crack it. You just want it snug where you can not back it off easy. If you have another nut below the one you are tightening put another wrench on it to hold in place to support from turning.



    Good Luck

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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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