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    I've got a 3-nozzle water cooler (includes hot and room temperature taps) with integrated mini-refrigerator. The center (room temp) tap is dripping, probably from debris in the valve. I'd love to fix it but I can't figure out how to get it apart to get to the valves. I haven't had any luck finding a service manual online. I hate to send it to the landfill but I suspect that replacing it is cheaper than taking it to a shop to get it fixed. Any ideas on what to do?

    It's a GE Profile GXCF25FBS:

    http://products.geappliances.com/App...&Sku=GXCF25FBS

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    Re: Water dispenser

    Have you tried the number on the site: 1-800-626-2005 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************1-800-626-2005******end_of_the_skype_highlighting ? Maybe they could help you with finding out how to take it apart so you could flush the internal hosing.

    As for "manual", I don't think most coolers include more than a quick start guide anymore. At least mines at home doesn't (also a 3 tap cooler like yours but a different brand and a bottom loader).
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    • #3
      Re: Water dispenser

      Haven't tried the number. I was figuring they wouldn't talk to someone outside their repair network for liability reasons (and to protect their authorized service network).

      Almost no appliances provide service documentation, because of the liability issue. "No user-servicable parts inside."
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      • #4
        Re: Water dispenser

        Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
        Haven't tried the number. I was figuring they wouldn't talk to someone outside their repair network for liability reasons (and to protect their authorized service network).

        Almost no appliances provide service documentation, because of the liability issue. "No user-servicable parts inside."
        Well you might get lucky. It is out of production anyways. Otherwise, you could try you local knowledgeable/non-knowledgeable hardware store and see if anyone there has experience taking one apart.
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        • #5
          Re: Water dispenser

          Have you tried running a bleach solution through it? I'd try a 1:1 solution and let it sit/drip for an hour or two. Bleach will eat away lots of things, but such a weak solution shouldn't harm the plumbing... Flush with water, let dry, flush again, and it will be safe to drink. The question would be whether or not the bleach eats the debris, or if debris is even your problem.
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          • #6
            Usually its calcium deposits that keep the valve from sealing against the o-ring. White vinegar does a fair job of removing calcium and is safe than a chemical like CLR.

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            • #7
              Re: Water dispenser

              Vinegar and bleach both sound like promising solutions. It's been in service long enough to need both (not at the same time, of course!). I routinely use a couple tablespoons of bleach in the fountain I have outside for watering the feral cat population, to hold down algae growth and keep the water from turning into a mosquito farm. And vinegar is the classic treatment for calcium in coffee makers.
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              • #8
                Re: Water dispenser

                After checking the chemistry I decided mixing vinegar and bleach would be a Really Bad Idea. So I used vinegar, and it seems to have done the trick. I filled the tank with a mix of about a pint of vinegar to a gallon and ran it through the system a few times and it now seems to be sealing properly.
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                • #9
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                  I'm glad it worked out for you.

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