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Ice maker (WR30X0328 can10) causing freezing water mess

Hello sir: I have the GE Performance side-by-side. Recently I changed the water filter and then all of a sudden the ice maker started leaking water somewhere and it freezes up all over the freezer making a big mess of icicles all over the place. I don't know how changing the filter would have caused the problem.....of perhaps it was just a coincidence.

Is this a sign that I should replace the ice maker or is there another alternative. thanks
Reginald

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  • mattp746 Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with my GE Profile Ice Maker. It leaked water out of the right front side of the ice maker after changing the filter. Then it stopped working. My water on the front of the fridge stopped also. I pulled the filter and inserted the filter bypass insert. Nothing works? Is the ice maker gone? Is the water on the front broken?

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I have the same problem -

Posted on Aug 11, 2008


SOURCE: Kenmore / GE side by side defrost drain keeps freezing up

Remove back of unit and check defrost heater has not become detached, otherwse the is only two possibilities, one a defrost fault and although you say the defrost tube is clear the only reason it does not flow is due to a restriction, what can happen is that the water backs up the drain pipe and then freezes before the water in the external tray can evaporate. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice Maker leaking water in freezer and won't stop making ice

The filter should be before the fridge and should not affect it it sounds like the water valve from the fridge is defective .Other possibility is the icemaker head is defective and needs changing.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Side By Side Melting Ice but still freezing lower half

you have adefrost problem

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Freezing Up and Ice not dispensing

Check your ice cube tray to see if it is warped. Mine was. I took the tray off and dipped it into boiling water and remoulded it to the original shape and re-installed it. So far no problems. The tray gets warped because of the ice cube release mechanism. The tray is rotated around until it meets a block on one corner which creates the twisting motion we used to do on manual trays. Over time it tends to warp the tray. Good luck

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: ice maker leaking

Sometimes the frozen chunk of ice in the back of your ice tub is caused by the tub being overfilled. The ice cubes pile up so high that they come in contact with the defrost heating element in the bottom of the ice maker. This melts the already formed cubes and form a blob of ice in the rear of the tub.

If the "icicle" is forming even when the tub is relatively empty, then it is probably a leaking solenoid valve. This is an electric water valve that opens and closes according to demand. Like any valve, it has seats that eventually leak, especially in areas with hard water. This will need to be replaced. Water filters go a long way in increases the usefaul life span of the valve and will also improve the ice quality.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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