Water valve inlet solenoid went out and stopped pumping water to icemaker.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Ice Maker


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Gregory From Louisville, KY

Sep 01, 2009

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

This water valve is slightly different from the original on my older GE refrigerator (i.e., the mounting bracket is larger and oriented differently, thus doesn't fit). To still use the part, I first tried mounting the new valve on my original bracket, but this resulted in a sideways mounting of the solenoid/magnet valve. This orientation generated a slower and noisier water pumping action (the solenoid/magnet valve is assisted by gravity, so it needs be installed with the top of the solenoid facing up). Then I opted to use the original valve plastic housing and bracket and switch out all rubber seals and gaskets and the enitire solenoid/magnet assembly from the new one. This worked like brand new.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS2007308

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