Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
I pulled the refrigerator out, and turned off the water valve at the wall. I then removed 3 screws at the bottom of the back panel so I could access the water inlet value. I compared the new part with the part on my refrigerator to make sure they were the same. They were.
Using a pair of adjustable pliers, and placing a small pan under it to catch the water in the line, I loosened and removed the water line.
I then removed the wires connected to the water inlet valve, noting how they were connected. I then removed the 2 screws holding the water inlet valve in place, and removed the old inlet valve.
I put the new inlet valve in place, and making sure to hook up the ground wire, replaced the 2 screws to hold the inlet valve in place. I reconnected the wires, and then the water line.
I turned the water supply on at the wall and checked for leaks. I then tried the water dispenser and it now worked perfectly. I tried it a few more times and then checked again for water leaks.
Replaced the 3 screw holding the back cover on, and pushed the refrigerator back into place.
Mission accomplished, and saving at least $75!