WR49X10173 – GE Water Dispenser Heater

If you are searching for the GE WR49X10173 part then you’ve probably determined that your water line is frozen on your GE refrigerator. This is a very common problem for GE side by side refrigerators. Typically your ice maker is still making ice and you’ll hear a “click” when activating the water dispenser.

This water line heater attaches to the water dispenser control panel in about 15 minutes. It keeps the line warm enough to keep it from freezing again. For $30 you can’t beat it! I also purchased a new water filter (below) as it had been about 5 years since I replaced it. Amazon has the best prices for both these parts.

2 thoughts on “WR49X10173 – GE Water Dispenser Heater

  1. P. R. Patel

    I have had the problem with water not dispensing with our GE side-by-side refrigerator off and on for several months now. Sounds very much like what I have read on the web. Your solution seems to make a lot of sense but I am wondering where I can find out the procedure for installing the heater kit that you have described. I am not a handyman and need good instructions or should I just call GE and have them come and fix the problem? Thx.

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