I guess it hasn't been that long since I have had to do something with this fridge. I came back to this thread for a trip down memory lane. I had to work on the GE again recently. The ice chute weight was rusted up again. I cleaned it again. Also, one day I was getting ice and some white plastic chunks came out with the ice. Since then, when you get ice you really get ice. I mean it just fills your glass in 1 second. This is good if you like it icy. I don't like ice that much. Now I just skip the ice a lot of the time.
Dunno much about fridges, but had a camper ac that sounded like a bird was caught in the fan.....turns out the squirrel cages are made of plastic and this one was cracked.
Speaking of washers...I just bought a "smart" front load washer, hooked up the cold side water inlet (don't have a hot line plumbed to it) selected cold water cycle and hit start....the dumb thing kept switching back to the hot water selection and wouldn't wash since there was no hot water....so I switched the cold water hose to the hot water hookup on the washer......works like a champ.