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Leaking water line

The water line is leaking from the top of the refrigerator where the water goes into the ice maker (black hose). It spurts out when the water is refilling the ice tray. When it is not refilling, it does not leak

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  • Sydneygirl Feb 16, 2008


    The icemaker is at the front, but the bucket is right under the maker--not in the door. It's a GE Artica side by side, probably purchase around 2000.

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    I will try your suggestions. I have not tried to pull the water line from the back connection, but will try. It almost seems that it is not on tight, but a blockage is another possiblity.

  • pjf0916 Nov 23, 2008

    We asked our heating and air repairman - He thinks too much water is being dispensed when the tray is filled but didn't know how to adjust that..... Does anyone know? Or where are you saying to look for blockage?

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    its a little hard to understand your promblem is this a model that has the icemaker up front and bucket in the door and how is it leaking



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Should have a small metel clamp there if not you can get a small clamp about any where and the fill tube being partialy frozen can be an issue the easiest way ive found to deal with this is to get a eureka 301 hand held enviro steamer its a little investment but there are about 1000 outher uses for it around the house and it wont hurt the fridge just let it heat stick the tip in the in the ice maker fill tube where the water line goes and pull the trigger till steam comes out the other end bingo does windows sinks stoves etc.thaws evaprators clears frozen drains seal door gaskets without melting them getting this master tech

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There are 2 reasons for the water over flow during fill cycle of ice maker and is problematic more so with side by side refridgerators. the fill tube has some ice formed at the end of the fill tube and it it should not.
the defrost heater is located near the bottom of the freezer section, the heat rising upward defrosts or melts the ice from the coils, air flow is very important, keep in mind that the defrost timer could be malfuctioning making the defrost time to short or a degraded condition with the heater coil not getting hot enough can be an issue, however if the problem is very random only occurring say once a month or two, then most likely air flow is the problem you have either to much food in the freezer, frozen food in boxes, plastic bags and containers are blocking the air flow during the defrost cycle,
for some reason a fan to aid in moving the heated air is not part of the design in almost all cases

rearranging the food placement such that it allows spacing between each product,
removing plastic bags and paper and cardbaord boxes that are not necessary
try to reduce the amount of food products kept in there, if it is necessary to purchase large quanties of frozen foods then get an additional freezer just for that purpose
thank you
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It may have a partial iced up take a hair dryer and run some heat on it or try a small screwdriver and see if it will go in ok to make sure there is no blockage..Let me know what you find

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    Gary Davd Feb 16, 2008

    not a problem in the back of the unit most likely in the freezer section where the fill tube is


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