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Old 03-16-2009, 01:46 PM
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Model Number: TFX28PBDAWW   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello, in my GE Profile side by side, I have been chasing broken water line issues for a few months now, the unit is about 10 years old. It appears the heat from the compressor makes the lines brittle by the valves.

1. I fixed the ice line a few months ago but now the larger line running to the water tank has broken thus dumping water on the floor when using. The line disappears under the fridge towards the refer section . I can see 2 lines coming up inside the refer section then dissappear behind the lower drawers. I assume an in and out for the tank. How do I get to this tank?

2. I should probably change the in and out filter lines as well however I use an RO system and have the "plug" put in for bypass. I pulled out the cover on the back for the fridge for this filter but did not see much. Can the lines be changed or does the entire filter assembly need to be changed as well?

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:19 PM
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You should be able to access the water reservoir by taking the crisper drawers out. If you still can't see them you may have to take the back cover out. It is shown in this diagram of your fresh food section. Part 810.
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As for your second question, you can also see the filter parts on the same diagram. Hope it helps.
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Thanks, yes I saw that schematic earlier.. this is a great site and I joined the forums after going through all the schematics. Was looking for the best way to get at this. I can't remove my drawers without taking the door shelves off since we have the unit up against the wall on the right. Once I do more investigating, I'll post my results. Seems 10 years is the shelf life for these lines near the heat of the compressor. They have some protective sheathing on them, I might try to find longer lengths of it to better protect things.

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Woodchuckie,

I was led to this site originally because I was looking for a manual for my refer. I can't seem to find manuals on this website. Do they sell them?
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Hello, in my GE Profile side by side, I have been chasing broken water line issues for a few months now, the unit is about 10 years old. It appears the heat from the compressor makes the lines brittle by the valves.

1. I fixed the ice line a few months ago but now the larger line running to the water tank has broken thus dumping water on the floor when using. The line disappears under the fridge towards the refer section . I can see 2 lines coming up inside the refer section then dissappear behind the lower drawers. I assume an in and out for the tank. How do I get to this tank?

2. I should probably change the in and out filter lines as well however I use an RO system and have the "plug" put in for bypass. I pulled out the cover on the back for the fridge for this filter but did not see much. Can the lines be changed or does the entire filter assembly need to be changed as well?

Thanks
Fixit

I have the exact same model in the same installation situation. I removed the lower three shelves on the refregerator door (they lift up), then removed the crisper drawers and found easy access to the water tank assy, which incorporates two integral tubes made onto it. These tubes run down through a grommet in the base of the refrigerator (easy to pull through and re-insert new through these holes), then, under the fridge, one runs back to the water valve near the compressor (accessible through the back panel), and the other runs forward then along the front edge under the front of the fridge to a coupler under the freezer door jamb just above the floor. The other side of that coupler runs up through the freezer door to the in-door water dispenser. You can replace just the tubes (5/16 polyethylene tubing... NOT 1/4 inch), which is cheap & easy to do, but you'll need two compression couplers or similar to connect to the old tank where you'll need to cut them off. Otherwise you can order the entire new tank assy with new tubes on it and replace the whole thing. I did the tubes - works great! Good luck!
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I have the exact same model in the same installation situation. I removed the lower three shelves on the refregerator door (they lift up), then removed the crisper drawers and found easy access to the water tank assy, which incorporates two integral tubes made onto it. These tubes run down through a grommet in the base of the refrigerator (easy to pull through and re-insert new through these holes), then, under the fridge, one runs back to the water valve near the compressor (accessible through the back panel), and the other runs forward then along the front edge under the front of the fridge to a coupler under the freezer door jamb just above the floor. The other side of that coupler runs up through the freezer door to the in-door water dispenser. You can replace just the tubes (5/16 polyethylene tubing... NOT 1/4 inch), which is cheap & easy to do, but you'll need two compression couplers or similar to connect to the old tank where you'll need to cut them off. Otherwise you can order the entire new tank assy with new tubes on it and replace the whole thing. I did the tubes - works great! Good luck!
Thanks Engine Teacher, I ended up doing it exactly how you said.. this was about 2 years ago I had not looked at it when I posted, was looking to get it fixed quickly with not having to figure things out. Then one day I just tore into it and saw how things were set up. It was pretty easy once I got to it. It has been working great ever since. Take care!
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I can see how the water line runs to under the front of the refrigerator door. But I cannot see where than line goes to the rear of the refrigerator. I remove the cardboard back panel. Do I need to remove anything else to see the end of the water line
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From what I remember, for the same unit, once you take the cardboard off, all the water lines are on the left, between the compressor and inner wall. Matter of fact, I just put this cardboard piece back on the other day as I had left it off to check for leaks right after the fix. I was fixing the defrost element that recently went out and was cleaning the bottom coils and figured I better put it all back together!
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