The water and ice on the door were not producing water or ice

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Erik From Lake Forest, CA

Oct 07, 2009

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1. Moved the firdge out so I had room to get bhind it.
2. Un-plugged the fridge so I didn't get electrocuted.
3. disconnected the the water hose from the broken water inlet with adjustable wrench.
4. Put hose in bucket to drain and moped up water from inlet valve with towel.
5. removed the 2 scrwes with socket driver that holds inlet on fridge.
6. reached in behind the inlet valve and unplugged the wires from the inlet valve (total of 2 plugs)
7. pulled the inlet valve out of the back of the fridge.
8. removed the bolt that holds the ground wire the metal plate that the inlet valve was connected to.
9. removed the defective inlet valve from the metl plate and tossed the defect valves.
10. put the metal plate on the new inlet valve.
11. screwed on the ground wire to the metal plate from new valve.
12. plugged in the 2 plugs back onto there proper locations on the inlet valve.
13. put the assembly back into place in the back of the fridge and screwed in the remaining 2 screws to hold it in place.
14. Put plumbers tape around outside of inlet to reduce leaks.
15. re-attached the hose and tightened it with the wrench.
16. turned on the water from the wall and verified there were no leaks.
17. Plugged in the fridge and tested that the water on the door worked.
18. Pushed the fridge back into place and the kids could once again enjoy water from the door of the fridge and in about 5 hours we had some ice again for our drinks.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Maker Water Inlet Valve (Now subbed to Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz)

Part Number: PS2377030

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