Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
Robert From Sacramento, CA
Jul 05, 2007
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Turned off the water in the house because no dedicated valve to the refrigerator. Turned on the kitchen sink water to bleed off the water pressure.
Pulled refrigerator from wall and vacuumed up all the dust bunnies and cherrios for a clean work area.
Removed 4 screws that held on the rear cardboard panel.
Used 1/2" box end wrench to remove the water supply line form the valve and drained excess water into a bucket. Removed 2 more standard head screws from valve mounting bracket and pulled the valve unit out.
Detached the ice maker and water dispenser feed lines.
Labeled the 2 electric terminals (one purple and one green) and then disconnected them from the valve.
Installed new valve- had to cut a little piece off of water dispenser line from the valve because the new valve mounted without a nut on the end of it. (after market valve initially sent to me was incorrect due to web site error - but later got the correct one)
The after market valve has a different color on the solenoids (like an electric gate that allows water to go through on command). Despite the different color, the electric harness will only match up one way because the terminals are larger on one side.
The installation was fast and easy, however my icemaker is still not working.
I am guessing there is something wrong with the electrical somewhere else but replacing the valve probably fixes this problem most of the time
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Part Number: PS429001