Ice maker and water dispenser was extremely slow despite new filter

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator

ModelPS429001

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench(Adjustable)

Andrew From Sandy Springs, GA

Apr 19, 2011

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

The part’s picture on the site was not identical to the part delivered, but the function was essentially the same. It had different connectors to the outgoing tubes and a slightly different method of attachment to the refrigerator (it required 1 additional skew - not included). After verifying the part would still work, I shut off the water. Then I disconnected the two outgoing tubes. Made sure I had bucket handy to handle excess water. Then I removed the part using an adjustable wrench (1 screw) and then detached the incoming tube. Attached the incoming tube to the new part and then remounted (2 screws). And then I attached the two outgoing tubes and turned on the water. It works great and I have no plumbing experience.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dual Inlet Water Valve - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS429001

$26.20
In Stock