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DFE28JMKBES GE Profile 3 Door Icemaker not working


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Aug 17, 2021
Model Number
6-10 years
I have a 6yr old GE Profile 3 Door refrigerator with the icemaker in the left door not making ice. It dispenses water from the door no problem so I have already replaced the icemaker and still no luck. Temps are below 10° and no ice.

I have ohmed out the indoor valve at .385 which I believe to be good.

What am I missing here?
Here's a thread I discuss this in:
Your model uses that exact same ice maker and water inlet valve.

Is there ICE currently in the ice maker tray? If not, also check for a ice clog in the ice maker fill tube.

Here's the dual water inlet valve for your model:
Valve Dual Water WR57X10098

Here's the closest service manual I could locate for your model: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VIwpaArsDb98wDIZBHDox1l1Mwgm2OY3/view?usp=sharing Look on Pages 96 to 98 its shows you how to access it. The BLACK water outlet tube GOES to the ice maker.
Hi Jake! No, there is no ice in the tray or bin. I'll try the new valve but the current one meters ok and is dispensing water so I thought it was good. Would there be a reason why it's not good?
Yes, also I remember another person mentioned they found a broken wire at the door wire harness when the main power comes into that ice maker compartment, underneath the top door hinge cover.
Jake, thank you so much for that tip. I'll have to take a look and will post the outcome.
Ok, sounds good, let us know what you find.
Ok, sounds good, let us know what you find.
Well, not exactly sure how I had 8° in the freezer with the freezer being completely iced up. I think I found my problem though and I have got to let this thaw out before I can actually test it. From what I can tell the evaporator fan has failed.


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That's a defrost problem, your defrost cycle is not working.

Its possibly the evaporator thermistor, it should be attached to the top of the evaporator coil underneath that frost.

It should read about 16.3k ohms at 32 degrees.

Thermistor WR55X10025

Also ohm test the defrost heater.

Here's the defrost heater for your model: Freezer Defrost Heater WR51X10131

If both the evaporator thermistor and defrost heater ohm test good, then the only part left in the defrost circuit is the main control board.

Here's the main control board for your model:

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