water flowed unchecked into ice maker

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Kenneth From Arlington, VA

Aug 01, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Easy repair. Diagnosis was tricky - this website and popular mechanics article helped me to narrow down the problem to the solenoid water valve.
Unscrewed the left side of the back panel and unscrewed old water valve from its bracket. The steel inlet hose was easy to disconnect, as were the two electrical socket connectors. The two outlet water hoses to the refrigerator were a little trickier. You need to cut them with a blade, and insert them into the new valve, which has teeth to hold them in place. Once I figured that out, the rest was easy. I remounted the bracket, and then tested the water flow successfully. Great website, thanks for the help!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dual Inlet Water Valve

Part Number: PS304374

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