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ED5LHEXTD00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice Maker not producing any ice

  • Customer: Thomas from Murray, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I first ordered an inlet valve. It arrived EARLIER THAN PROMISED. I then went back online to check for installation tips. While reading tips for installing the inlet valve I read that the Ice Maker Controller accounts for 48% of failures. I performed the simple test you recommended by connecting the wires from the water dispenser coil to the inlet valve coil to determine if the inlet vale is working correctly. Sure enough, the valve allowed water to go to the ice maker. I immediately went back online and ordered a controller. The controller took about 30 minutes to install.

Water would continue to drip from the water spout after filling your glass with water.

  • Customer: Joe from Toronto, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The water inlet valve was easy to replace. Just like the video shows. With one exception. I found the two metal brackets were tough to get apart because they were riveted together. So I took the drill with a 5/16 bit and drilled the rivet apart. It might have come apart without drilling but I was afraid of bending the brackets. You don't need to drill clear through both brackets. Just the clean the head of the rivet. It was quick and easy. The bit size is not important just so it is bigger than the rivet head.

water dispenser leaking, auto ice maker froze up

  • Customer: John from Lincoln, NE
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Researched in "ehow" the procedure. Looked relatively simple so I ordered the part. When it arrived, emptied the frig, pulled it out, thawed out the auto ice maker with a hair dryer. I then examined the old part and compared it to the new part. They were close. Old part had a rivet attaching it to another bracket which had a primary valve that led to the filter cartridge housing. I had to drill out the rivet to seperate the mounting brackets. The electrical connectors were rear facing on the old unit and front facing on the new unit. Not a big problem, just concerned that the solenoid leads might be polarity specific. I called my brother who works on restaurant equipment and he said that as long as the long were the same color, polarity was not an issue. He was right. The second concern I had was that the plastic line from the primary input valve was a stiffer gray plastic line with a rib molded on the ended to secure a metal compression nut. I wondered again if that would cause a problem with the new pressure connector. It did not. Just cut off the rid and slide it in. Frig is working great, dispensing water and ice like it was new. Bought the frig for $1,000 13 years ago, now sells for $2,500. Save a ton of money by buying the part and doing it myself. Thanks.

Leaky water dispenser

  • Customer: Robert from Doylestown, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video and was done with the replacement in less than 20 minutes. Just make sure after turning the water back on you check for leaks before you move the refrigerator back.

Water kept dripping out of water dispenser

  • Customer: Benjamin from Glens falls, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Unplug appliance, turn off water supply valve to fridge. Remove rear cover and locate water inlet valve on lower right corner. Remove 2 screws holding valve in place. Pay attention to water line locations. Unplug 2 connections on valve. They are different size so you can't put them back on wrong. Remove all lines from bad valve. Cut all ends off lines and insert into new valve. Make sure they go where they belong. Press firmly into place. Reconnect electrical plugs and screw valve back in place. Turn water supply valve back on and check for leaks. If all is good put rear cover back on , plug appliance back in and your work is done. Easy replacement job.

Icemaker dripping water

  • Customer: Wilburn B from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I replaced the icemaker assembly. I purchased inlet solenoid valve assembly also, just in case I was wrong. I'll keep it for future use.

leaking

  • Customer: Steve from Coon Rapids, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the valve

water leak under refigerator

  • Customer: Ronald from Taylor, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife could have made the repair, I got on line, typed the problem in and PartSelect came up. The drawings were there as well as instructions. The part came, again with instructions and it took about 20 min. Good job guys.

ice maker not working

  • Customer: William from East Canton, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water & electric.Remove 2 screws,cut water lines,unplug electric plug. Install electric plug,push water lines in.reinstall screws,hook up water line & plug in ref.Turn water on, ck for leaks.

Water overflowed icemaker

  • Customer: Stanley from Sharpsburg, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My first try was to replace the water inlet valve. New valve was a good bit different than the original but not too hard to figure out. The main water inlet is on the inside rather than the outside. Flex hose and a stick in connector were included and I was able to work through that. But, when I turned it on the water still over flowed. The only thing left was the Ice maker. I ordered a new one. It came broken into several pieces. I ordered another, it arrived overnight with expediated shipping. install took maybe 15 minutes. problem solved. The company refunded me the full charge for the damaged ice maker and most of the charge for expediated shipping on the replacement. I'm happy and my wifes very happy.

No water in icemaker

  • Customer: EDWARD from GARDNERS, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After figuring it out, Some changes had to be made, but everything went smoothly

Water dripping from the water dispenser

  • Customer: Richard from Staten island, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the water inlet valve. Note: although the web site shows the exact same water inlet valve, the replacement is somewhat different. You'll notice the electric prongs are facing in the opposite direction then the old one. It works like a charm need not worry as I did when I saw that. The old part is actually two parts in one. Use care when separating the front piece (it acts like a coupling where the water supply connects to and simply comes out the other side and into the refrig.) from the water inlet valve. It was a tight fit coupling that front piece to the new valve but it will fit. Make certain you purge 1-2 gallons of water before consuming any. Also dump a tray or two of ice cubes.

Garage refrigerator. Vauvle froze and ruptured.

  • Customer: Thomas from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Removed old valve. New valve does not provide for filter without modification. oOld valve used compression nut which had to be removed. Smooth cut with utility knife and push in. Needed a 1/4 inch compression coupling to hok up ice maker connection to 1/4 inch plastic hose fro the valve.

water valve cracked , for no reason at all except poor quality product

  • Customer: grady from nacogdoches, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled fridge out of pocket , turned off water , removed old water valve , disconnected electrical and water quick connect lines , replaced as same . Done , no leaks and it worked in less than 15 minutes . I am 70 years old and this was a snap. So fix it yourself in 15 minutes or 1 hour . Save yourself some money and be proud that you did it .

Water freezing and creating plug in rubber hose going to ice maker

  • Customer: Matthew from Stanley, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed water inlet support bracket,placed new inlet valve next to old valve with same orientation.one by one disconnected water lines and power leads and reconnected to same position on new valve.Reattached bracket and job done..Access to valve very easy.
All Instructions for the ED5LHEXTD00
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