So tonight I had an unrelated electrical problem and was playing with
the breakers to see what was going on. I flipped off and on the
refrigerator breaker, and 15 seconds later go into the kitchen, and my
GE Refrigerator had the chilled water coming out the door on its own!
(model # GSS25IFRWW, have had it for about a year). I flipped the
breaker off and on about 20 more times and was able to get it to do it
once more. This really bothers me, what if while I'm gone a storm
causes the power to go out and the water ends up flooding the place?
Anyone ever heard of this problem before? How in the world could a
switch that's off suddenly be turned on by having the power go out on
Could be some type of circuit fault in the refrigerator itself, not
correctly handling the surge when the power comes back on. Try putting the
fridge into another wall socket if you have one on a different circuit
breaker and see if the same thing happens. If it does, rather than dig much
deeper, I'd contact GE or the vendor about warranty service.
In the short term, if you're planning to go away for any length of time, I'd
unplug the water line or empty the water reservoir depending on how the
fridge gets its supply.
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