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Water dispenser : the water freeze

The fridge is not dispending water any more 'cause the water is freezing at 3-4 cm from the exit, inside the tube : when i put hot water in it , it works again for few hours ....is there a "electric heater solenoid" around the tube in the door avoiding this trouble and doesn't work in my fridge any more ?

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. The water dispenser will work fine for a day or two, then we'll get a total freeze in the water line. No water. We turn the fridge off for 4-5 hours (or overnight), and let the water thaw. It's fine for a few more days, then repeat the procedure when it freezes up again.

    THIS APPEARS TO BE A KNOWN DESIGN FLAW IN GE REFRIGERATORS. TO DATE, GE HAS FAILED TO FIX IT, THOUGH THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THEY ARE WAIVING SERVICE FEES (BUT NOT PARTS FEES) FOR A REPAIR. I suggest calling GE and complaining. They won't fix it until enough people complain.

    My parents have a 20 year old fridge with a water dispenser that works just fine, so apparently designing one that works properly is well within the current state of the art. For some reason GE hasn't changed their design, though. I leave it up to the reader to decide why.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Open freezer door for a couple of hour or take a hair dryer and blow warn air in the dispensing area on the backside of the door for about 5 minutes. Work for a day or two then

  • trishabennet May 20, 2008

    Same issue, GE was of no help when I called.  Just said I would need to schedule a service call.  AAAARGH, I've already spend $300 getting the water pump replaced, don't want to dump any more money into it.

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I hve the same problem of the water not coming out. After reading this forum that suggested this is caused by a frozen line, I increased the temperature (less cold) of the fridge and freezer, and turned on the light (generates heat in the area). After a couple of days, the water worked.

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