GE Water Dispenser Frozen In Door?

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GE Water Dispenser Frozen In Door?

I have a GE refrigerator, model GSS20IEPD WW.

A few months back I had the defrost heater go out and had frosting issues in the freezer. I have fixed that problem, however about the same time the water dispenser stopped working. I didn't use it much so I didn't worry about it.

I've since decided to see if I could get it working. Through troubleshooting I know that I have water to the connector at the bottom of the door. When I try to blow air through the tube that runs through the door it is blocked.

I have read that it is likely frozen so I'm thinking maybe when the freezer was acting up the tube froze.

My question is, how the heck do I defrost that tube? I see no way of getting to it.


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Gary
 
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It usually freezes at the dispenser end. Try sticking in a piece of heavy fishing line. It will more than likely hit a frozen blockage in a few inches. You can carefully use a blow dryer to unthaw it.

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Thanks! I'll try the hair dryer and fishing line trick.
 
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I tried the hair dryer and it didn't seem to work so I shut off the freezer and left the door open for a while and whoila! I have water again!

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm guessing it was a little of both.

I'm gonna see if it freezes again. If so I may give the heater a try.

Thanks again!!!


Gary
 
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