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GE refrigerator wiring diagram

Need wiring diagram for GE frig, icemaker not working, solenoid not opening to allow water to icemaker

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Icemaker must be at 28 degrees to make ice. The harness supplying the power should have 120 volts there at all times, and the icemaker itself is the device that switches the power off and on once all requirements are met. Your diagram for the fridge is on the rear service panel, or in a packet on the insisde rear..accordianman

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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howling noise

I have intermitent howling noise from behind the icemaker
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I found this website about 2 weeks ago. I and read the postings about replacing the control panel. I own the GSS22SGRF SS. This thing was driving me and my wife absolutely insane. We live in a smaller house and the howling noise was so bad we could hear it over the TV at normal volumes. I would have to crank the surround sound to not hear it. They are not kidding when they say it just gets louder. Anyway a year after it has been doing it or about 10 days ago when I ordered the control board the refrigerator stopped dispensing water and ice along with making a clicking sound. When I opened the door the digital temperature setting displays would turn off and on in succession with the clicking noise. I was like great, I just dropped $100 dollars on this control panel and 2 other things are now going wrong with my fridge.
Anyway I get the part on Wednesday and waited for my dad to come over and help me out just in case. We pull out the fridge and I am not kidding but it only took about 10-15 minutes to swap out the panels. All of the wires on this model come with connectors so we didn't have to cut 1 wire, all you had to do was plug them in and set the ground. I could have done it myself, too easy. We plug the thing back in, put it into position and BAM!!! everything is fixed. The water and ice machine are back to normal, not one howling or clicking sound for over 24 hours now. Best $100 I have spent in a while. Would have costed me a $100 just to have someone come out and look at it. I will never buy a GE refrigerator again based on the customer service I got when I called in but if it wasn't for this post I guess I would be out of pocket another $1900 because I was about a day away from throwing this thing in the trash!!!! GE NEEDS TO REALIZE THAT IF THIS PROBLEM IS HAPPENING THIS OFTEN TO STEP UP AND AT LEAST SUPPLY THE REPLACEMENT PART. I GUESS THEY HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT THAT THIS MIGHT NOT COST THEM RIGHT NOW BUT IT WILL COST THEM AT LEAST ONE PURCHASE IN THE FUTURE.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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GE Profile side by side fridge - water dispenser doesn't work

This is an 8 yr old fridge, the ice maker works and dispenses ice in the door (in door dispenser for water, ice cubes and crushed ice), but when switched to water nothing comes out. I've removed and reinstalled the filter, about 1/4 oz of water drips out then nothing again. Same thing happens each time I take the filter out and put it back.

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More than likely, your water line is freezing up in the door. You can remove all of the ice cubes and lower the freezer temp to about 3. Leave the freezer door open for about 5 minutes or so and if this does not work, leave the door open a little longer. Also, disconnect the water line at the base of the freezer door, near the floor, and press the dispenser lever. If you have water there, you most likely have a frozen line in the door. Changing the water filter often will help but it is not the answer and is can get quite expensive. By the way, Make sure to hold the dispenser lever forward for at least a couple of minutes each time you test for water flow. If you do not get water at the connector at the base of the door after you have disconnected the line, you have a problem with the valve in the back of the refrigerator.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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Ice Maker Issues-only crushed ice works, cubed comes out crushed

Even when I set my GE sided by side to cubed ice, it is still constantly crushing it. When I set it to crush ice, it crushes it. No matter what I do, it will not dispense cubed ice.

Also, when we have the icemaker on, ice is forming in blocks where it looks like it falls down. I don't know if I have the temperature too high or too low (have both fridge/freezer set to 5). It dosn't look like it drops individual cubes, more like a massive rock of 15-20 cubes...

I had the heating coil replaced at the bottom of the freezer about 3 months ago...other than the cubed ice and ice maker slightly malfunctioning, everything works fine.

Thanks in advance for any good advice.

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There is a solinoid in the freezer section by the motor that turns the ice auger. Test it by selecting cubes and with the ice bucket out, open the door, hold the door switch so the lights turn out and push the dispenser button. It should make a loud snap and travel upward. If not then I would say you have a bad solinoid. If it does, then I would look at the bucket. the metal rod that runs along the side of the bucket opens a flap in the bucket that is supposed to let the full cubes drop. look for anything that might cause it to be hanging up.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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How do i stop a refrigerator door from swinging

How do i stop a refrigerator door from swinging open too far?

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It sounds as if your fridge is leaning forward and the weight opens the door to quick and to far, try to get it level and then it will only open as far as you open it.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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Water dispenser won't turn off

The water dispenser in the freezer door of our GE side-by-side refrigerator won't turn off. The problem originally occurred a few months ago, but subsided after a day or two. Now, the dispenser drips constantly at a very fast rate. I have had to shut off the water supply to the water/ice dispenser to keep from mopping up the mess every hour. Before it began running constantly, the water was dispensing very slowly. This also was a recurring problem. Now it won't cut off at all. One note - the freezer door was replaced about 6 months ago as part of a class-action suit against GE. Apparently, many others were having trouble with these refrigerators. Ours was originally replaced because the ice chute kept getting clogged with ice chips that would melt and refreeze. I'd trade my current problem for that one, if I could. Any/all suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

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Stix: Check behind the dispenser handle the switch or button which is responsible to activate the mechanism of water dispensing. If the switch or button is covered with a reubber you must remove the rubber cap or whatever cover it has. If you have mineral oil or somekind of greasy stuff (vaseline or something similar) lubricate the switch or button. Open the freezer door and activate and deactivate the dispenser several times to lubricate the whole mechanism. SithPitt

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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Fridge making "knocking" noise

GE Artctica makes "knocking" sound every 3 to 5 minutes. How do you get the "roof" housing, under the light on the refrierator side, off? My husband thinks he can locate the problem but doesn't want to break the plastic trying to get if off.

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Remove the light shield and there should be screws under it. Remove the air tower in the back, it snaps in and there is 2 screws behind that as well to remove the damper housing that sits behind the light. Also not sure what your model is but some models have 2 air ducts that run up each side, they come out after the light shield is removed by sliding foward and then pulling down. After the screws are removed in the upper plate the light assy will snap out and there is 2 quick disconnects on the wires.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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Refrigerator Ice maker not working

Ge Refrigerator ice maker not working not working

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my ge refrigerator stop making ice a week ago, water dispenser still works.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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I hear motor running but not getting cold on either side warm air

i don't know what happened it just stop getting cold and everything inside defrosted without warning but the motor is still running and i can fell air blowing in the freezer. what can i do?

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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can't get the refrigerator through the door ; how to remove handl

would you please tell us how to remove the door handles to be able to get the fridge through the door? any other suggestions? Remove the doors??

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When I brought my side by side home,I had to remove both doors. I also had to remove the entry door AS WELL as the door center jamb!! Removing the refridgerator doors is really not a major task!

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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