tubes on new water tank are smooth, old tubes had a notch for tight fitting what do I need to make sure I have a tight fit
Answer Kken, The "notch" in the old tubing, is where the compression ring inside the coupling applied pressure to the tube when installed at the factory. The new tubing will do the same thing after a while. For a good tight water proof fit, install the tube as far as possible into the fitting, then slide the coupler down onto the threaded fitting and tighten by hand as tight as possible. Using a small crescent wrench or pair of pliers, and 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn using the tool, this should exert enough pressure on the internal feral to seal the tube. Do Not over tighten the coupler fitting, it will also cause the fit to leak.
Is there a way to trigger the ice maker to fill with water? I have repaired the leaky tubing but the ice maker has not filled with water for over 3 hours.
Answer Hello Richard,
The unit has to get down to operating temperature and satisfy the ice maker thermostat before it can cycle on its' own. This is in the neighborhood of 20°F. The new design ice maker by GE cannot be forced to cycle without damage to the assembly as per GE. The unit will just have to come down to temperature.