The refrigerator is about 2 years old and I have had no problems until
the last three months. The water supply in the door stopped working.
Someone told me to take a hair dryer and heat the plastic tubing behind
the crisper (not too hot so as to melt the tubing). I did this and also
blew warm air around the back of the freezer door where the water is
dispensed. Nothing happened until about 15 minutes later when it
started working. It worked for a few days and stopped again. I have
tried turning the air off that flows to the crisper area, tried turning
the temperature up in both the refrigerator and freezer to no avail. I
then heated all the same areas again and within an hour it stared
dispensing water again. The third time I just went in and pushed and
pulled on the tubing and about 20 minutes later it started working
again. This time it worked for about four days. I have even tried
moving food around in both sides with no results. I have household
appliance insurance American Home Shield and they said that the water
supply is not covered. I am extremely disgusted and unless something
changes, this will be my last GE appliance!
I had the same problem, and unscrewed the water filter in the top back right side of the fridge and it was frozen solid........I ran warm water through it till the ice was gone, then the water started flowing again. My side by side continually runs way to cold....I've turned the freezer down to a "2" setting and the fridge down to "1", and it still is running below 32 on the fridge side......sheesh.
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Re: Water supply in door will not dispence water
G/e just came out with a heater for this problem i just ordered on the other day i cant remember the part # but call g/e and they can give it to you (the part # )your extended warranty should cover this it isnt a water problem is the ref.and g/e found the problem to late the unit where out in the field although its not a recall they know these units are having problems. i do warranty work every day so I see this as a common problem
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The plastic water resivoir in the fridge compartment is frozen. Need to locate the resivoir which is at the bottom of the fridge and by using a hairdrier, warm the plastic resivoir for about 6 minuites. Suggest you turn the fridge off while doing this. retry and dispence water.
The water supply tube in the recessed area of the dispenser area has frozen. The only way to thaw it out without turning unit off for 24 hours and leaving the freezer door open is to use a hair dryer to heat the recessed area where the water comes out. The water line supplying water to the door has frozen in that area. It will take you about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours to do this with door open and using hair dryer. Wish there was another way besides turning unit off for 24 hours but this is a common problem with the GE refrigerators. Soory. Wish I could have been more help. Rick
have two points where you can check the dispenser water. At the rear where the
water supply comes in is the water inlet valve. If you disconnect the dispenser
water line and then see if the water comes out when you try the dispenser. You
should hear the valve work when you try the dispenser. If you don’t hear it
there is a dispenser actuator switch problem.If you do hear it but water
doesn’t work here there is a valve or water supply problem. If it's normal, disconnect it at the bottom of
the freezer door and try again.If it's normal here it may be frozen in the
door. If this is the case open the door till it thaws. A blanket over the
opening will prevent thawing of all the food.
When you try the water dispenser you should hear the water inlet valve which is on the back where the water supply comes in. If you do hear it then Your
water line could be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the
unit before it goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser
button and see if it comes out there. If it does leave the door open till it thaws. If you don't hear the valve working the dispenser switch is bad.
Okay. My appliance is around four years old. The first time the water quit working was about a year ago (ice cubes / dispenser was fine). I just let it go and didn't worry about it. One day months later, I found it functional again. That lasted about a month or two, then it recently quit again. Tonight, I located the water supply line coupling under the unit on the left side under the freezer door, about five inches from the hinge. I separated the coupling (push lock type) and pressed the water dispenser lever. After a few seconds, the water flowed out just fine. I re-attached the coupling, turned the freezer coldness selector to 0 (off) opened the freezer door and fetched my wife's blow dryer. I ran the dryer along the inside of the freezer door near the black door seal frrom the hinge up to the water/ice dispencer compartment. I also ran it all along the back of the dispenseer compartment to the handle side of the door as I am unsure of where the water line runs. After about ten minutes of this, I attempted to dispense water with no luck. I continued with the blow dryer until the plastic and even the door seal were very warm to the touch. I closed the door and attempted to dispense water once again, and this time it worked. I turned the coldness selector back on. This time I set the freezer to 3 and the fridge to 7. I ran several cups of water through the dispenser since it's been sitting in the line for a while before drinking any. As for the "reservoir," I don't where or if one exists, but heating up the inside of the door from hinge to dispenser worked perfectly. Hope this helps someone!
It would depend on the age of the refrigerator whether repair is economical. If the refrigerator is under ten years old repair it. If it is over ten years old you have to consider how much life is remaining for the refrigerator. Burnt smell source must be located because that is the key to your problem. It could be a simple matter of replacing the switch in the door.
ther first refrig id have to see for better idea of problem but hte second with the flaps open and closing is going to need a high voltage board part num(12920710)---thats the part number i get wehn i look it up with the model MFI2568AEW. dont know where you got 12002608(that to is a h.v. board. which ever itssan easy enough repair to do yourself, its mounted on the rear of refrig and comes with programming instructions in the box
Texas, sounds like your water reservoir is frozen up. Remove your 2 cripser drawers, you will see the reservoir behind them. Take a hair dryer and go over the tank and tubing ends. See if the water starts flowing. I find a lot of frozen water reservoirs on these french door models. They have a insulation kit for them. Catriver.
Most likely it is the High Voltage Control board located in the unit compartment (take off the back cover where the water lines are) i have had lots of them failing and doing all kinds of odd things, so far it has been that computer. Part number 12002608