GE Arctica Water dispenser issues


Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

Hi. I have a question. I have looked thru the threads and really haven't found an answer to my question.

Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » GE Arctica Water dispenser issues

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2009, 09:53 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7
Arctica28 is on a distinguished road
Default GE Arctica Water dispenser issues
Model Number: pss26ngp   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com

Hi. I have a question. I have looked thru the threads and really haven't found an answer to my question. I have a ge profile arctica refrigerator and I am noticing that when I replace the water filter the flow of water is fine, however after 5-6 months the flow diminishes drastically and the filter change light doesn't come on. Has this ever happened to anyone else?? Is this normal?? I read the literature that comes with the filter and it says that the filter should last a year and it's not. Can someone help me?? Thanks

Related Models
General Electric PSS26NGPABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NGSCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NHSCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NSTASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NSTBSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NSTCSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NSTDSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26NSTESS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26PSSASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26PSSBSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26PSSCSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26PSTASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26PSTBSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGPASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGRASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGRBSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGRCSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGRDSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SGRESS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHPASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHRASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHRCSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHRDSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHRESS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHTASS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHTBSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHTCSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHTDSS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS26SHTESS Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGNABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGNACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27MGNAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMAAA Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMBAA Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMDBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMDCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGMDWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGNABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGNACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGNAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NGSCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMABB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMACC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMBBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMCBB Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric PSS27NHMDBB Refrigerator
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2009, 08:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,648
applianceman is on a distinguished road

The filter light comes on in a year from the time it is reset. This is no indications of how dirty the filter is. The filter says it will last a year but this depends on how dirty your water is. If have seem people with that same filter go 3 or 4 years without changing (I don’t recommend this) it and they don’t see a change in water pressure. Then I see others like you that have to change it twice a year to maintain water pressure. I am assuming when you change the filter the pressure goes back to normal. The only thing you can do is remove the filter completely and inserting the plug that came with the refrigerator. I don’t know if you have city water or a well but I actually tell my customers that have a well that they may have to replace the filter twice a year. Hope this helps!

For do-it-yourself appliance repair visit Appliance Repair Guide For All Major Home Appliances
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2009, 09:06 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7
Arctica28 is on a distinguished road

HI again. I know that the indicator on the refrigerator doesn't really measure the dirtiness of the filter but I guess what I am asking is, is it odd for someone to have to replace the filter say every 5 months?? Does that seem like a malfunction of the refrigerator?? It has been doing this ever since the date of purchase.. I also have one of those self piercing saddle type valves that get installed on the copper tubing. Is that a problem or would it affect water flow at all?? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2009, 06:56 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,648
applianceman is on a distinguished road

Saddle valves are not the best but normally they work fair on copper line. You can make sure that you have good water pressure coming from that saddle valve. Cut the water off and take the line loose going refrigerator. Point it into a bucket or large pan to catch the water then turn the water back on. If you donít get good water pressure change the saddle valve for an inline valve. Note that the inline valve will be better but it may or may not fix your problem.

It is a little odd to loose a noticeable amount of pressure in such a short time but I donít think it is a problem with the refrigerator if everything goes back to normal when you replace the filter.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2009, 07:23 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 17
Qapla is on a distinguished road

You never did say if you are on a well or city water, though this sometimes does not matter.

Have you had your water tested to see if it is hard water? It may be heavy with iron, lime or calcium, all of these can shorten the life of a water filter.

If you are on a well, sand can also clog a filter. Try filling a clear class with water from your kitchen sink tap. Let it sit. Check it for sediment. Try the sane thing with a glass from the water dispenser. After it sits, compare the two. This may let you see what the filter has to deal with.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2009, 10:31 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7
Arctica28 is on a distinguished road

HI again. I'm so sorry, the water we have is city water and it is hard water. Is it odd though to see a filter last that long?? thanks
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GE Profile Arctica ice maker & dispenser problems bigboy22 Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 02-19-2012 06:30 PM
GE Profile Dispenser panel issues jweberus Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 08-03-2009 08:43 PM
ge arctica ice dispenser auger not turning johnbia Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 2 06-23-2009 05:47 PM
Water dispenser on GE Arctica dmd Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 11-01-2008 10:30 AM
Water and ice Dispenser issues zomba1967 Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 10-23-2008 12:21 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:35 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17