water leak at valve, no ice, no water thnbrough the door

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Wrench(Adjustable)

Claude M. From Kerrville, TX

Jan 13, 2010

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The repair would have been very easy, however, the replacement valve had a change to the outlet size from 5/16" to 1/4". I had to build a reducer coupling (brass). I have been searching for a quick connect poly reducing union that is leak free. I had to order one as it is not a standard item at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. As we stand now, I have ice cubes and cold water through the door. Found a crack in the 5/16" original line at the connection. Cut that section away and put the coupling in. Had to really tighten up on the brass fitting to stop any minor leaks. It has been leak free for 4 days, but I will still put the quick connect part in when it arrives. BTW Parts Select does not stock the quick connect reducing union.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Single Solenoid Water Valve

Part Number: PS429085

$32.67
In Stock