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Billhart

12:26PM | 10/29/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
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I have a GE GSS22KGPACC side by side with water/ice in the door.

http://tinyurl.com/5kqedf

I am not getting water, but the ice maker is working.

The water switch, control board and valve are working.

In fact I get water at the union (item 80) when I disconnect the line going up the door.

I assume that the line is either pinched or frozen.

But I can find any to access any part of it. Either by removing the inside shell. Or from the outside.

I was able to get the trim ring off (11), display (93), and HOUSING SHIELD DISP (58).

But could not find any way to removed the "alcove shell" from the front.

However, while I had it open and cleaned out the mildew (and had the unit unpluged) it started dripping.

And by the time I got it reassembled the water worked again.

So it was frozen.

Any ideas of what caused this and how I can prevent it or fix it quickly if it happens again without defrosting 1/2 of my food?

Also I noticed a switch (72) mounted on the the housing sheild (58). It appears to be designed to be actived from the front (outside of the refigator), but it is normaly covered by the display.

Do you have any idea what it does? Is it some kind of service switch.

DanO

12:55PM | 10/29/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** So it was frozen. Any ideas of what caused this **

Poor design or poor manufacture unfortunately. GE did come up with a field rework program for some of their fridge models where they'd install thicker doors with more insulation. You can try calling them with the model and serial number to see if it is one of the affected models and whether it would be covered for the service.

** and how I can prevent it **

Other than replacing the doors, don't keep your freezer compartment as cold or open the freezer door more often to keep it as warm as possible.

** or fix it quickly if it happens again without defrosting 1/2 of my food? **

Leave the door open for a while but put something in the cabinet opening to keep the cold in?

** It appears to be designed to be actived from the front (outside of the refigator), but it is normaly covered by the display. Do you have any idea what it does? **

I'm afraid I don't. It might be for a feature not used on your model or maybe for testing before it left the factory?

JMO

Dan O.

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Billhart

01:35PM | 10/29/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
It is about 4 years old so I doubt that they will supply new doors.

So I won't contact them unless this become a frequent problmem.

DanO

05:29PM | 10/29/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** It is about 4 years old so I doubt that they will supply new doors. **

It was an extended repair program being offered well beyond the original appliance warranty. It wouldn't cost you anything (besides aggravation - knowing stories of GE customer service) to make sure? Unless you're not going to mind the periodic inconvenience of dealing with the problem... over the next 6-10 years (or however it - the refrigerator - lasts).

They bring good things to life? ;)

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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