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PartSelect Number PS11726315
This part releases water from the supply line when it's activated. This single outlet water valve is intended for use with some ice makers and refrigerators.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Turned off water supply, removed old Water Valve, installed new Water Valve, turned water supply back on. After first couple cycles of icemaker, increased water pressure by opening water supply valve one more full turn. Good cubes! Job completed in about 1 hour - moving fridge out, swapping Water Valve, moving fridge back in. (time to clean coils not included)
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It turned out the water valve was not the problem but I think it works a bit better with the new one. I had replaced the main part of the icemaker inside the freezer which had lost the smooth finish in the ice tray. It worked for awhile but quit. What had happened was the large approx. 1/2 inch tube going from the back of the refrigerator to the icemaker tray became plugged with ice. It was difficult to get it out due to the ice but once I did it was easy to melt it and put it back together. All's well that ends well and avoid the cost of a repair call. Working great now.
Washer; I watched the repair video, and replaced the agitator. It was so simple I think that it took longer to watch the video. Refrigerator; I replaced the ice maker, and the solenoid valve. It was very easy to replace the parts, however it took a while to diagnose the problem. I found an appliance repair man that told me what contact points on the front of the ice maker would trigger the clock (so I didn't have to wait for an hour for the clock to activate). There is also a set of contacts that when jumpered will trigger the solenoid valve. It only took a total of 25 minutes to fix both the washer, and the dryer. If you take a piece of 14 Ga. solid wire about 6" long and strip the ends about 3/8" and bend it into a U you have a jumper. If you jump the contact points on the front of the icemaker letters T & H this will start the clock operation. If you jump letters L & V, the solenoid should open to allow water to flow to the tray. If water does not flow, the filter should be checked in the valve. If the valve sounds like it is opening, sometimes the inlet to the ice maker can freeze stoping the flow. In my case I found the solenoid valve was getting only a week signal, and would only function about 25% of the time.
I removed the ice maker with 3 screws after having shut off the water. I tried getting the part locally but thought it was a bit much. Of course after having had ordered the wrong part, PS51041 and having it over nighted here and paying the return shipping I would have saved money getting it locally. When I finally got the right part I used the power cable and level lever off the old maker and reinstalled the ice maker in just a few minutes with a nut driver and screwdriver. Thurning on the water in about and hour it started making ice. When ordering online make sure you can get a large enough diagram to see what you are getting. If you can't ,call their phone number ant talk to a live person.
replaced water valve and new icemaker.
Replaced water valve, piece of cake, ice maker works like a charm....
Really easy. Turned the water off, unplugged the fridge and took off a few bolts and swapped the valve out for new. It was basically plug and play. The ice maker started working its next cycle.
Used online resources to deteremine that it was either the icemaker not telling the valve to open or the valve no opening so ordered both and started with the valve (cheaper part). Turn off the water, removed the mounting screws, disconnected the plug, removed the water line (used the wet vac to suck up water while it leaked out). and disconnected the inlet line. Reconnected everything in reverse order but left unmounted until sure it worked, turned water on and waited.
This water valve is slightly different from the original on my older GE refrigerator (i.e., the mounting bracket is larger and oriented differently, thus doesn't fit). To still use the part, I first tried mounting the new valve on my original bracket, but this resulted in a sideways mounting of the solenoid/magnet valve. This orientation generated a slower and noisier water pumping action (the solenoid/magnet valve is assisted by gravity, so it needs be installed with the top of the solenoid facing up). Then I opted to use the original valve plastic housing and bracket and switch out all rubber seals and gaskets and the enitire solenoid/magnet assembly from the new one. This worked like brand new.
Removed old water inlet valve and replaced same with the new one. Installation was easy, parts came quickly, and I now have ice cubes again. Thanks for your help.
Turn off water supply. Unplug the refridgerator and move so easy access to back. Remember to lower front right wheel to lift rubber foot off ground. Locate valve and remove, note color orientation of wiring (I did not have to remove cardboard cover.) Have a bucket and towel handy because water will spill. Compare the valves to ensure correct part. Apply teflon tape to threads and reconnect hoses and turn on water supply to check for leaks. Then connect power supply and re-attach to refridgerator. Use vac to clean back of refridgerator of dust and build up. Move refridgerator into position and raise front right wheel until rubber foot is back on floor. Use vac to clean coils in the front of the refridgerator. Replace grill. I allowed 4 batches to run before using ice. Pretty simple repair.
This was an easy fix. The first thing you need to do is shut off the water to the ice maker. Then unplug refrigerator. Then take the panels off the back of the refrigerator to get to the water valve. The valve is at the bottom left hand corner. Take the inlet hose off and the outer hose off of the valve. Take the screws out to remove the valve from the panel. Replace the valve with the new one and hook up the hoses again. Make sure to tighten securely so that you do not have any leaks. Put everything back together and plug refrigerator in. Turn on water slowly and check for leaks. If no leaks, push refrigerator back and wait for the ice to begin. Piece of cake!!
real easy to install and it works fine. However, the problem was more complicated. The circuitry on the ice maker on the back side of where the gear that rotates the harvesting fingers had places that were not making contact. I took a dart, yes, a dart from my dartboard and pressed the copper contacts down so they made contact and all appears to be well. Well at least until tomorrow. yikes.
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