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Title: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: schleven on March 18, 2013, 11:42:37 PM
I went on a call today on this fridge. Complaint was water coming out front of fridge from under crispers. Its a basic freezer top so i assumed clogged or frozen drain line. Pulled the freezer apart and wasnt frozen. Checked the hole in back of fridge section where the water drains in and it wasnt clogged. I blew some air in and water splashed back at me. Then i remembered reading out the duckbill valve showing up on these.  I take off the back, and sure enough the goofy new drain fitting was  logged with slime.  Cleaned it out and all was well. 
What a crappy design.  Wonder how long it will be before they change it to another new and improved idea.
Glad i had read about those on here before. Just wish i would have remembered before i took the freezer and fridge sections apart.
Title: Re: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: lesguns on March 20, 2013, 11:14:08 PM
I cut a V in center of duckbill for a better opening.
Title: Re: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: haroldsappliance on March 21, 2013, 04:23:30 AM
Thanks Schieven. You say you took the  back off? Was this duckbill in the ff section? Thanks. I ordered some of the new duckbills for wpl but wasn't aware of the ge issue until now.
Title: Re: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: domain on March 21, 2013, 07:53:13 AM
I imagine he took the rear compressor room panel off to find a slimed duck bill. I scrub whirlpools with contact cleaner and bristle brush. Some teflon spray may work wonders after cleaning.
 :D
Title: Re: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: schleven on March 21, 2013, 09:08:32 AM
Took off The compressor panel. The duckbill in the middle, slightly hidden. It was slimed just like Domain said.
Title: Re: ge GTH21KCXABB leaking water under crispers
Post by: haroldsappliance on March 21, 2013, 03:40:15 PM
Thank you sir, good to know.  O0