Our ice maker did not work.

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Socket set

Jay From Flower Mound, TX

Dec 09, 2009

7 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

I turned off the water supply and disconnected the power. Then I removed the back cover plate and the two water lines. Fortunately the water lines are a different size so it is not confusing which line goes on each outlet. Then I loosened the two screws that fasten the valve assembly. It requires a nut driver with a flexible drive or a 1/4" socket set with a "U" joint. We were then able to disconnect the third water line on the back side of the valve assembly. I then reversed the sequence to install the new valve. The only difficulty is getting the screws started on the valve assembly.
The trouble shooting guide in the Kitchen-aid user manual is totally inadequate. I bought and replaced the whole icemaker unit when all I needed was the valve.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS330079

$62.68
On Order