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 Posted: Fri Jun 24th, 2005 03:38 pm
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HI,

I have GE TFH22PRSABB Refridgerator.  I think the icemaker is IM6 but not sure (The GE model number is WR30X0289).  During fill up stage, it leaks from the rear of the mold & heater assembly.  It is not overfilling, but it leaks as it is filling up.  It is level.  Any advise/suggestions appreciated.  I consider myself a do-it-yourselfer.  Thanks!

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Would suspect the ice mold is split and the ice maker would have to be replaced,  we have seen several of these that leaked up around the head area, assuming the ice maker is level.



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You could remove the ice maker from the freezer and sit it on your counter and make it level. Put a little water in the mold and watch it drip / leak.



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Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip.  ;)... turn it over and you will see the trail of white stuff where it has been leaking...



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I pulled the icemaker out.  No leaks from the tray.  I installed it again and turned the fill valve adjustment 2 turns lower.  Less water fills the tray and everything seems OK.  I have had this for 5 years, so this may not have solved the problem, but just solved it temporarily.  The valve still might be the problem.  Thanks for responses!

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N.D. 366-27


GE Appliances


General Electric Company


Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225


Service Bulletin


REFRIGERATORS REF 22-02


ELECTRONIC ICEMAKER


LEAKING ISSUES


JUNE 2002


Icicle Formation


This occurs when water leaks from the icemaker thermistor


housing due to capillary action or wicking of water. You will


see icicles of various sizes forming between the mold body


and control housing as shown in Figure 3. Ice may also form


inside the control housing but this will not be visible unless


the cover is removed.


Other issues related to leakage include:


• Restricted movement of the feeler arm causing “SLOW” or


“NO” ice production.


• Failure of the feeler arm. Restriction of feeler arm movement


will break the internal crank mechanism of the


icemaker. This can cause “EJECTOR STALLED”, “LED


FLASHING” or “WILL NOT FILL”.


Please note that the service diagnostics can not be run when


the internal crank is broken.


New icemakers will be available the end of July 2002. A


gasket has been added to the thermistor housing to allow


a water tight seal.


CODE THIS CALL AS: LEAKING AT ICEMAKER HOUSING


Leaking on Feeler Arm


(Side-by-Side models with rear-mounted electronic icemaker)


Leaking at Housing


(All Refrigerator models equipped with electronic icemaker)


Figure 3


IMPORTANT: Make sure the icemaker is “LEVEL” in all


directions (front to back and side to side). It may be necessary


to shim the icemaker support arms to raise the front of the


icemaker to obtain level (front to back).


CODE THIS CALL AS: FILL CUP ISSUE


This occurs when water enters the icemaker mold too quickly


and splashes over the front of the icemaker. The leaking water


follows one or any combination of the three leak paths shown


in Figure 1. You will see puddles of ice on the feeler arm and/or


icicles flowing over the front of the icemaker.


Technician should replace the old fill cup with a new fill cup


Part #WR29X10058. A water diverter has been added to help


slow the flow of water (see Figure 2). This part does not fit


Energy Star models (GSH or ESS models).


Water Diverter


Added to Slow


Water Flow


New Fill Cup


Figure 2


Fill Cup


Fill Tube


Figure 1 Potential Leak Paths



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THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

I called GE and they said they wanted $90 for the mold/heat assembly and fill cup + $10 to ship.  I started telling customer service about the above Service Builletin and that a design/manufacturing defect must be the problem.  The rep finally agreed and charged nothing for the parts and shipping.  All you guys and this forum ROCK!

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Cool move!!  This stuff that G.E. puts out there make us cringe. Glad this worked out for you...;)



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Have a slightly different problem with my GE IceMaker #WR30X0289.  Ice Maker has recently started to overfill.  Removed it to check operation, etc.  Initially checked to make sure level, etc.  Installation is OK, and it has been working fine for years (until recently).

Don't see any obvious problems internally, but assume there must be a microswitch malfunctioning, etc.  Ice maker seems to want to go thru the filling cycle 2-4 times before water finally shuts off.  Puts quite a bit of extra water into unit, which obviously leaks out all over.

From what I remember (before I disconnected/removed unit).  Think water is supposed to fill twice and ice maker motor goes thru 2 full rotations.  Ice maker now goes thru 4+ full rotations before it finally stops.  Feeler arm seems to be functioning correctly and is not jammed.  Any ideas?  Would rather repair than have to purchase an entire new unit. 

Have you ever heard of this problem before?  Any suggestions on what to check/test/replace?  Or, should I break down and get a new (updated/improved?) unit?  Comments?  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Ken 

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