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The tube freezes over where water comes in to fill the ice tray

The tube where the water comes in and fills the ice tray is constantly freezing over. Once this happens no more water comes in. Which results in no ice cubes. Once i clear the ice chunk out of the tube i get a few batches of ice then its frozen again. I also have a secondary problem. The flapper where you put your cup and wait for the ice doesnt close all the way. I have to manually close it. Not sure if this could be the problem.

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  • holycrap Dec 26, 2007

    Does anyone have any ideas

  • jasper31 Jan 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my tube that fills the ice tray. After it freezes, it still call for water and somehow the water sprays in the freezer causing a big ice mess.

  • edlee Nov 23, 2008

    I have GE refer one year old, top freezer. This inlet tube freezes solid about every 2 weeks to 4 weeks. I have to remove the ice maker, remove the tube, remove the ice, and reinstall. The problem is not just not getting ice, water dribbles out the tube assembly due to the back pressure and ruins the floor.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    We have the same problem. To date, my work around has been to pull the ice tray out and use my wifes blow dryer to thaw the ice in the tube. however, ~48 hrs later the tube freezes solid again. When this happens water sprays out the back, which soaks the floor and my basement ceiling. very frustrating!!!!

    Along these same lines I have a GE dishwasher that has similar problems.

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Check for water leaking after you clear the ice next time
if it is leaking some change the water valve in the back

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You may have a related problem. If the freezer compartment isn't sealing off it will have excess moisture inside eventually making excess ice build up on the water inlet tube on the ice maker. Otherwise the water inlet valve is not closing completely and a little bit of water is building up and freezing.

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