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My 1997 side by side GE refrigerator has an automatic ice maker with a metal corkscrew piece to turn the ice that is rusting. How would I clean the rust off of the metal piece?

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SOURCE: Ge profile side By side ice maker water leak

This sounds like the float mechanism has gone bad. Remove it and have a look. It may be the float or the switch on it that is bad. There is also a solenoid valve. Parts kits are available. Shut off the water first!

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Rust on Jenn Air Refrigerator Door at Water Dispenser

You may end up respraying the door, but here goes.-

First mechanically remove as much of the rust as you can with an old screwdriver or similar scraper. Then use coarse emery cloth - 80 -120 grit untill all you're left with is shiny metal with rust pits.
You may need to go out further than you think - about 1" all round.

Then use a paint- on de-rusting fluid from vehicle products supplier. When all rust is black or dissapeared, use a zinc primer on all the bare metal. (this will stop it reacuring)

Then either spray the area with an "appliance white" aerosol or squirt it into the cap, and use a paintbrush.

If you are spraying it, open all house windows and doors, cut a mask from newspaper- then tape it to the fridge. Use blankets , plastic dustsheet or old sheets to protect things, and spray it from 12" in several very light coats.

When done, "polish" with T cut - which should remove the rust stain too.

Seal the area of the original leak with a white or clear silicone - and sort the original leak out.

If you polish the plastic with a silicone spray, water will tend to stay put rather than seep.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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You can possibly burn out the solenoid valve. There is an off position on the ice maker itself and possibly a switch to turn the power off to the IM.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Refrigerator with large puddles of water on floor.

First, your most pressing issue: the water on the floor.
Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)
This will prevent water from coming out the freezer door and leaking onto your floor.
Now, for issue #2, your water dispenser: If you take the front grill off, you will see a plastic tube going through the hinge. There is a coupler, usually a insta-push type just before that. If you push on the collar of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not real hard) on the tubing, the tube will come off. Now, try the water dispenser to see of any water comes out the disconnected tube. If yes, comment back to me to see how to fix this, if no water comes out, you most likely have a bad water valve. Reconnect the water line by just pushing it back into the fitting. Disconnect the outlet side of the water line at the water valve and try the dispenser again. No water out the valve almost always will be a bad valve. (there are rare exceptions) Water out valve now when dispenser is pressed equals a frozen water tank or water filter in the fresh foods compartment. Issue #3, your uncovered foods: All the cooling for a refrigerator takes place in the freezer compartment, and some of the cold air is circulated into the fresh foods compartment to cool it. As the air is circulated throughout the entire refrig / freezer, air picks up and transfers odors to uncovered items, including ice. Cover foods and use an open box of baking soda to help absorb odors. Issue #4. (was there a #4?) Oh yes,..... why are you dealing with this? Tell the landlord to have a service company come and check it out. You don't pay the service company, you pay the rent. Landlord is responsible for the repairs.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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