water dispenser stopped working; ice maker still worked

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set

William From Oceanside, CA

Aug 27, 2011

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Shut off water supply to refrigerator at wall. Disconnected water supply line to fridge. Removed three self tapping screws holding cardboard cover to dual inlet valve. Folded cardboard out of way, but did not damage it. Removed two screws holding inlet valve in place. Pulled inlet valve out from refrigerator. Lots of dust. Vacuumed out some of it. Removed both electrical connectors (one for water to dispenser, the other for water to ice maker). It is impossible to mix these up since the connectors are sized differently (thank God). Unscrewed both water lines from the defective inlet valve (easily done since they were hand tight) and screwed them on the new valve (finger tight only). Reconnected both electrical lines. Bolted new inlet valve in place with two screws. Attached water line from wall to valve and turned on water supply. Checked for leaks. Operated now working water dispenser and flushed gallons of water to clear the lines and tank behind crisper. Checked again for leaks at inlet valve. Found none. Replace cardboard cover and screwed back in place with three screws.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker and Water Dispenser Dual Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS328747

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