Warm door jambs and also leaking in the freezer

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Mark From Laguna Hills, CA

Sep 10, 2011

8 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

After diagnosing two problems (Hot door jambs between the fridge and freezer, as well as excessive leaking in the freezer) I ordered the parts online. I received a new condenser fan kit and a new water inlet valve. Both were easy to replace. The hardest part was getting the old condenser fan out of the fridge, but I took off the fan blade first, and pulled that out, then I was able to get the fan motor out. The water inlet valve was pretty easy as well, just make sure that you shut the water off completely. I made the mistake of only turning it a quarter turn at the valve on the wall when I should have made a half turn on the valve. Slight water mess in the kitchen, but if that's the worst thing that happened on this repair, then I'm OK with that. Both were easy to replace and the cost saved of not having to call a repairman was the extra added bonus.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condenser Fan Motor Kit

Part Number: PS1957416

In Stock

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS3497634

In Stock