Plastic water line cracked from bottom of
ref. to the top upper cornor feeding to the ice cube trays. I bought new plastic tubing
but im having trouble connecting the tubing to
plastic nut at the bottom.my question is do
I have to buy a FIX GE tubing that is attached to the
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Re: GE PROFILE SIDE BY SIDE water line tube
Sounds like you are talking about the plastic nut that screw onto the water valve. That nut should just pull off. May have to pull kind of hard then just push onto the new line. Is this what you are talking about? Let me know.
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There is 2 different place they freeze up inside door water line for cold water dispenser & water feed to ice maker.
for cold water disp. Water line depends on model # will start at bottom of door loop over the disp. control and back down from top of control to cup area to defrost this line best way is to shut down ref and leave door on freezer open can take up to 12 hours.
taking door apart is a major project.
If its your ice maker fill tube easy fix turn water supply off.
on back of ref. there is a water line going up to the top of freezer
this tube will pull out from back the whole fill tube will come out
take to sink thaw with warm water replace tube You may need some caulk to seal area tube meet ref.
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service technician. I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA., so the units will be in English not Metric.
There are several areas that need to be checked:
1.) In the top of the dispenser behind the frame your may have a drip proof tube. This is about a 1/4" diameter plastic tube with a bulb to collect drips. Sometimes the bulb cracks and leaks. This tube is replaceable, but should only be replaced by a skilled technician.
2.) OK, lets assume this is not the problem. So, lets look at the water dispenser solenoid valve. The spool in the valve collects calcium or particles from the water supply and does not completely seat, or the valve screen becomes plugged and you do not have enough water pressure to close the valve. This valve is behind the unit. After removing the lower back cover you will see two solenoid valves. The valve with the smaller plastic tubing feeds your ice maker, and the valve with the larger diameter plastic tube is your water dispenser water line. This you can replace your self if you are handy.
3.) You may have lost line pressure. It is not uncommon for the water shut off valve to deteriorate. The valve seat can become clogged restricting the supply water pressure. You need at least 60 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) to seat the valve.
Now, where is the problem?
If you have small ice cubes and a slow water flow you need to replace the water supply shut off valve.
If your ice cubes are normal size you do not have a water shut off valve problem and need to replace the water solenoid valve. If you are handy you can do this yourself.
This is based on a assumption you do not have a leak at the water bulb area on your plastic fill tube.
Change the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
If it overfills and drips, look for an adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water.
If it continuously drips, replace the water inlet valve on the back where the house water supply comes in.
Hi: Does it have a water filter? Sears parts is offline at the moment, so I can't tell. Most of the newer models do. The 596.xxx tells me that it was built in the Amana factory for Kenmore. Most likely there is a water filter in the top of the fresh food compartment. It has been growing mold in storage, and the lines too. It's on the upper right side, behind a housing with a tab to release it. Lower the housing and remove the water filter. Did you receive the bypass plug with the ref.? It looks like a large plastic wing nut with the same fitting as the water filter. If so put it in and flush the system with city water. Most city water has chlorine to clean your lines. If you install a new filter without flushing the lines it will remove the chlorine as it's supposed to do, but the lines from the filter wont get clean. If you don't have the plug, buy one. Flush the system and then install the filter. I hope this helps, Jeff
Had the same problem. As long as the ice machine is still moving, meaning its working but just no water is getting to the ice tray. order part #2205762 valve, solenoid and change it out. It is not hard to do if you pay attention to how you take the old one out.
I had the same problem with mine a month ago. The plastic feed tube to the water solenoid valve was cracked and letting a large portion of the water go under the fridge on the floor. I just cut the cracked tubing off at the valve/fitting area and inserted good tubing into the fitting and tightened it up, it has been perfect since!
There should be a tube that brings water to your icemaker from the back of the fridge into the icemaker. This tube is frozen with water, or the inlet where this tube feed the icemaker tray is frozen. The result is that water cannot go to the ice maker, and instead, goes over the top of the inlet area.
Verify that this is indeed what is going on.
The fix is to remove the blockage/buildup of ice at the inlet. You may have to detach the icemaker to get to it. Be carefull with electricity! Also be carefull as plastic can break under stress!
The tube may be frozen to the inlet, channel locks can be used to gently twist the tube to break it free.