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PartSelect Number PS11743551
The water inlet valve is a solenoid-operated switch that, when activated, releases water from the supply line to the water valve and into the compact icemaker mold. This valve is used on side by side or bottom mount 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:
The initial problem was that the ice maker was not working. I had the unit repaired at a local store and they assured me that it worked fine in their workshop. I believed that the valve was the next logical part to replace. The installation was very easy. I unplug the refrigerator and turned off the water. Removed two, easily reached, screws and pulled the unit out. Disconnected the wire harness (you may want to mark the top of the wire harness before removing for immedite alignment on reassembly) and tubing. Notice a spot in the tubing that had been kinked, so cut that out. Reassemble and turned everything back on. Installation went perfectly. Unfortunately, I still do not have ice and will be doing some additional trouble shooting to determine the next course of action. I may be in touch.
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Based on other feedback, it sounded like a bad valve. I ordered it from Part Select and received it the next day. I am in NO WAY handy, but it took about 5 min to change using the instructions. Not bad considering I spent $33 on the part and I was quoted $280 by the authorized repair center.
Went on line to find replacement valve.Received the new part and compared to broken part. Both the same.CAREFULLY removed the broken valve. Paying attention to how it came off.CAREFULLY put it on the same way it came off.This is a plug and play part. Just had to reconnect the water line.Saved at least 75 dollars.Easy to find the part on your site.
replaced inlet valve per insert with part, easy
put in inlet valve, still no ice. Replaced the ice maker-ice.Used the new inlet valve as the refrerator is 5 years old, but I had to cut off the spring of the refrigerator tube.
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