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PartSelect Number PS11750597
This water inlet valve should be located behind the lower kick plate panel in either the right or left corner. The attaching solenoids on the valve open and close according to the desired amount of water needed.
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:
I thought that the valve inlet was defective. Ordered the replacement, got it in one day, replaced the part...and it worked perfectly. Saved big $$ in a service call. Found everything I needed online.
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After doing some research in a repair book I decided to take a stab with a water inlet valve. With expedited shipping I ordered the part and within three days it was delivered. I installed it and the dishwasher seemed like it was trying to fill but still would not. After much cocnsternation I turned the water supply valve to the dishwasher a partial turn to close and I felt the water rush through the valve and the dishwasher then filled. Apparently the shut off valve must have been clogged plus it now leaked. I then replaced the shutoff valve and the copper pipe to the water inlet valve with flexible 3/8" tubing and the dishwasher thus far is running fine without leaks.
Turned of water and unplugged the dishwasher.Disconnected the incoming water line.Drained on to the floor (have paper towels ready)Disconnected the electrical feed wire.Disconnected the rubber hose.Unscrewed screw holding the fixture to the frame.Took off the brass elbow from the old part.Put pipedope around it and screwed into new part (carefully, so as to not crack plastic again).Attached part back to frame.Attached water lines.Turned on water, plugged it in and ran dishwasher looking for leaks. No problem.
I first removed the old part. when i removed the old part i could not get the conector piece off when i when to get a new one they told me i should replace the copper tubing with the more flexable tubing because the copper tubing can kink up and possibly break from the kinking. so i screwed the inlet valve on i put teflon tape on the all the threads of the conector piece screwed it into the new inlet valve with and adjustable wrench then i conected the new tubing, and tightend it down with the wrench i slowly turned the water back on to cheak for leaks. When i saw there were no leaks i turned the water on the rest of the way pushed the dishwasher back in and screwed it into place an i was done.
Pulled off the old valve using a crescent wrench and screw driver. The replacement part was a 100% exact match. Slapped on the new valve and that baby was water tight. $50 on a new valve is a lot better than $500 for a new washer.Partselect.com was so easy to use and find the right part. Way more helpful than whirlpool's site, but that's not surprising seeing as they have an "authorized repair technician" page.Thanks Partselect.com!
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