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The water tube in my GE (side by side refrig) ice maker keeps freezing. When the ice tray does not get the water, it calls for more. the water ends up spraying all over the inside and freezing because the tube keeps freezing up. If I take the tube out once a day I can sometimes prevent this. I can never leave the ice maker on for extended periods of time. I have lowered the freezer temp and reduced the water feed to try and help but this has not helped.

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  • jasper31 Jul 15, 2008

    I had used your site before to correct another problem with the ice maker. My problem was that water was dripping out of the ice tubes and freezing in the ice maker container. I was told to lower the water pressure because there may have been too much water coming into the unit. So now your saying turn up the water pressure so it doesnt freeze. I beleive my old problem will resurface. Also I am not clear on what you are telling me to do with the tube. Can you go into further description?

  • jasper31 Sep 17, 2008

    I have solved the problem with a local repairmen. turns out that there is a module that controls the water flow. If that module does not close all the way, it will slowly pump water in little dropps to the ice maker. this is what cause the freezing. The module was not closing because i have small particles of dirt in my well water and those particles would not allow the module to close all the way. I replaced the module and added a filter to stop the dirt and i have not had a problem since!!!!

  • jasper31 Sep 17, 2008

    no, I solved it myself but you should add my correction to your sight to help others with the same problem

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I'd say that micbeth1981 has some good thoughts on this one. I'd also suggest checking to make sure the tube that extends from the exterior of the freezer into the icemaker fill cup may be too long, thus touching the fill cup. Make sure the tube ends in the middle of the fill cup area. Cut the tube shorter if necessary.

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It sounds like you have a air leak somewhere around the supply tube,try looking on the back of the frig. and make sure everthing is tight on the back,and if you have ice in the door look up in the chute to make sure the flap is closing all the way,also check the top of the freezer with a dollar bill,put it in between the gasket and the freezer,now try pulling it out slowly,if it comes out to fast the top of the freezer gasket might be loose,let me know what you find,thanks-mike

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  • MIKE major Jul 15, 2008

    kevin000 is way off,he thinks your freezer drain is clogged,disreguard his advise

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Your drain tube must be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little air pressure will usually clear it out. Flush it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough. The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer

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