old water inlet valve would not close completely, resulting in incessant leaks & puddles on the floor...

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Franklin, MA

May 22, 2008

36 out of 41 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the cardboard backer board at the bottom rear of the refrigerator. I had to remove two screws to free the old inlet valve from the frame. The old water tube fittings were compression (screw on) type, so I cut the ends off cleanly with a sharp blade. They inserted into the valve holes easily - just needed a good push to lock them in solidly. The tubes are different sizes, so it was easy to know which one goes in which hole - the electric connectors were easy to transfer from old to new... screwed the new valve back onto the frame, re-installed the cardboard backer, flushed the system -- and no more leaks!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve Kit (Now subbed to Water Inlet Valve)

Part Number: PS3497634

In Stock