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.
Apparently need new water tank WR17x4358 because (facing rear of refrig) water line from left side of dual water inlet valve apparently runs to the tank, but is cracked/ broken off near valve & water is leaking onto floor. Is this correct? Per Q&A no instructions come with the tank. Where can I get instructions, especially on how to run water tubing back to inlet valve? Do I need to order additional parts? Thank you.
Yes the water tank would need to be replaced. There are no instructions that would be available for replacing the water tank. To replace the water tank, You would need to remove the crisper shelve and bins. Once you remove the bins and shelves, pull the kickplate off and disconnect the water tubing at the bottom of the freezer door and pull unit out and disconnect the tubing from the valve. Once disconnected you can pull the reservoir out of the unit. The lines come out of the unit just behind where the valve is. Install the new one and pay attention to where the tubing for the dispenser runs through.
I replaced the water tank, mover the ice lever to the down position, and held down the water dispenser button in the door for over 2 minutes. No water. I double checked to make sure I hooked up the tank properly. Why no water?
Answer Hello Joe,
Two questions: Did you turn the water back on? Do you hear the water valve energize when the water dispense button is depressed? If yes to both questions, you should check the water filter. If no to the second question, you should check for an electrical problem at the valve, the door hinge, or at the dispenser button. If no to the first question, turn the water on.
Our water has a terrible taste.I was told replacing the water reservior and tubing should remedy this.The ice does not have this same bad taste.What do I need to order to take care of this problem?
Answer Hello Rod,
The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that your filter MWFP has been changed. Also check to make sure that the water has been flushed good. The water tank WR17X4358 could make the water taste bad but in general it has no way to cause this as the tank is made of plastic and do not give odor or taste.