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 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2005 02:09 pm
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I am having a water leak from the center screw in the icemaker that holds the extraction/freezing tray in place. Is there an O ring that can be replaced in my old icemaker or do I need to spend the money on a new one that makes those horrible half moon ice cubes. My icemaker makes nice 1 inch round icecubes that are very easy on the lips and don't cause an ice dam. The refrigerator is a Hotpoint CTF16 and we purchased it new in 1985. I have the manual for the icemaker and the with publication number 49-6348. Drawing number 468364PO2. However it only mentions the default icemaker accesory kit UK-KIT-1 that they still use today and there isn't any information that I can find online about this particular model.

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GE used to make a seal repair kit for this icemaker, not sure if they do anymore. 

This icemaker has long been out of production and GE has moved on to the crescent cube icemaker; it's latest incarnation is the hoary IM6.



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The part number for seal kit is WR29x144 then you need 2 tools a seal remover and installer, A new old style ice maker is part number WR30X0253 runs around 150.00 In the long run a the replacement IM6 ice maker is a better deal

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Thanks for the info. I can see the two seals used in this model and as for getting them out, it shouldn't be a problem. I just hate to spend $30 on two seals pluss shipping. I think I will try some soft 'o' ring seals in the meantime and see if that does the trick.

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Don't waste your time trying to fix this without buying the kit, it's just going to continue leaking if you don't repair it correctly or replace it.

Even if you do get it apart, (NOTE FOR Mopar: Which you can do without the special seal remover tool, you just use the end of the ejector lift arm to remove the seal), you will not be able to reassemble correctly without the seal installer tool, it compresses the silver metal holding ring up into the icemaker seal cavity and holds everything in correctly.

Here's the kit you need WR29x144 CLICK HERE

The problem, you can't get the seal installer tool anymore according to RepairClinic: see note (*Washer removal and seal install tools no longer available from GE). I do think you can still get them from after market manufactures but can't tell you where, (I don't remember), and the install tool I believe cost around $15.00 also when I bought one about 10 years ago.

Ok, I did some research and RepairClinc actually sales the installer tool under the generic aftermarket manufactures #.

Here it is: TB220 $23.50 (special order-not in stock) CLICK HERE

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I used an old repair trick my grandfather taught me. I left the original seals in place, but coated them with axle grease and slid it all back into place. After 24 hours, there is no more leak. I will continue to watch it.
Thanks for all your help.

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Hi Willie
I knew about using the end of the ejector lift arm trick but was trying to keep it simple

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Mopar, what you you think about this guys last post???

I left the original seals in place, but coated them with axle grease and slid it all back into place.

Think he might be having a little petroleum with his drinks now????



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Budget Appliance Repair wrote:
Think he might be having a little petroleum with his drinks now????

 

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