Water had leaked out behind the refrigerator and seeped into the basement walls. Noticed the paint peeling off the walls and traced the problem to the refrigerator's leaky valve

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Ram From Atlanta, GA

Aug 08, 2008

13 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

The leak was obvious and I took out the cardboard backing. I closed the valve (water supply) to the water dispenser and ice maker.

With the screw drivers and socket set, I was able to take out the old valve and disconnect the hoses.

Since the part was identical to the leaky valve it was just a matter of reversing the steps. I had previously researched on the web to find the identical part and found a match at Partselect.com. I wish all my repair attempts turn out to be this easy. I wish GE had used better parts since this incident has set me back by several thousand dollars due to the water damage to the wooden floors, basement ceiling and walls.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Primary Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS304365

In Stock