Water running in freezer compartment

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Wrench set

Larry From Raymond, NE

Sep 04, 2012

Original equipment valve ran from 2003 to 2010 until a mouse got on top of valve and did a number. Valve purchased in 2010 (installed to solve the same water flow problem occuring in 2012) was installed. I constructed a small tin shield over the valve unit in 2010 to protect the top of the valve from future possible damage. Two years later, the valve failed again - water flowing in freezer. (These Chineese replacement parts should really last longer than two years - I feel they insure future sales by making them poorly) - Both times, the outlet tube above the ice maker was completely iced up and a good deal of time was spent with a hair dryer to melt this ice. (This ice problem can be observed by looking across top of freezer compartment to observe the water outlet area. Turn off water supply and unplug fridge. Four screws were removed to get to the ice maker and then two top screws were removed to pull out ice maker unit (I left hose attached and unit hanging with some support) When installing the double valve, I blew on the loose water tube going up to the ice maker to be sure it was ice free. Taking the old double valve unit out was simple, just remember to press in on the plastic structure around the plastic tubes before pulling out the water tubes. Reattach electrical connections. Press the plastic tubes in as far as they will go for a water tight connection. Reinstall water supply hose and tighten nut. With ice melted, reinstall ice maker with two screws and the front ice maker panel with four screws. Plug in the fridge, turn on the water and you should have ice again as soon as the freezer gets down to 15 degrees.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dual Inlet Water Valve

Part Number: PS304374

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