ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair1- 2 hours
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Unplug the refrigerator from electrical outlet.
Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator.
Pull the refrigerator out and disconnect the water line to the refrigerator; may want to have a small bucket in case water didn’t cut completely off.
(Where you disconnect the water line from the refrigerator is your water inlet valve.)
Take off the panel covering the water inlet valve.
Take off the water inlet valve from the refrigerator; should only be one mounting screw.
Unplug electrical connections from the valve noting where they were to reconnect them to same place on new valve.
Disconnect water lines one at a time and plug into new valve.
Plug electrical connections to new valve.
Remount new valve to refrigerator.
Reinstall panel covering valve.
Reinstall the water supply line to the refrigerator; if you have a copper water supply line you may have to cut the line and replace the nut and seal because it may not reseal and leak.
Open the water supply to the refrigerator and check for leaks at both the refrigerator and the water supply shutoff.
Plug refrigerator back into electrical outlet.