Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

PartSelect Number PS2377030

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. Note: This part has been updated by the manufacturer. It will appear different but will still function the same as the original.

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:

  • Ice maker not making ice.
  • Leaking.
  • Not dispensing water.
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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerRudolph from Redondo Beach, CA

Globs of ice around ice maker and bucket

I originally ordered the part because of globs of ice being around the icemaker. The icemaker then quit making ice altogether after a few weeks of removing the ice globs (so the spindle of the icemaker would rotate again). It came to me that there was now no water being supplied to the icemaker hence, "no ice". Decided to replace the water valve as the most likely culprit.

Removed the bottom back panel behind the refrigerator. Turned off water supply. Unplugged refrigerator power plug. Unscrewed the hose connection to the valve and two small plastic feeder tubes going to icemaker and ice water dispenser in the front door. Removed spring clip securing the valve to its mounting flange. Pryed up the valve out of its mounting flange as it is mechanically held there by a pressure fit. Maneuvered the valve out and into my hand. Removed the two electrical connectors and draped them to the side. Reversed the entire procedure with the new exact replacment valve.

Unfortunately, stlll no water was being supplied to the ice maker. Water to the dispenser in the door was still fine. I reasoned that the icemaker, not receiving any water from the fill valve, must be because the signal from the sensor (where ever that was located), must not be getting to the fill valve to tell it to open up and send water. Then a light bulb went off in my head. Where would that sensor be? Epiphany......How about the icemaker itself? Ordered the icemaker, replaced it and I now have ice again. Replacing the icemaker was a tougher job but that's another show. I'll report on that process under a separate repair story under the icemaker category.

The replacement of the valve took only about two hours, mostly because I had to round up my drill, attach a nut driver accessory, move the refrigerator and vacuum out all the gunk and fuzzy stuff from behind the refrigerator (yuck). Actual valve replacement only took about 1/2 an hour what with having to remove a put back a dozen or so machine screws on the back panel.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

Customerharry from murfreesboro, TN

Water leaking from bottom of fridge

The line going from the ice maker fill valve ruptured and leaked water on the floor. The outlet fitting for the ice maker water inside the freezer was plugged with ice which caused the pressure to build up in the line and rupture it. The discharge tube inside was full of ice because the ice maker fill valve was old and was leaking ever so slightly. This allowed water to exit into the discharge tube gradually and build up ice to the point of blocking the discharge tube.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customerscott from SLC, UT

The ice maker quit producing ice.

I determined that the ice maker was not getting any water. There was only one possibilty, the water inlet assembly. I removed the cover on the bottom back side of the fridge, then removed two screws, three water connections by hand, two electrical connections, reversed everything that I had previously done and in about twenty minutes the ice maker had water.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDon from Jacksonville, FL

Waterflow to icemaker would not stop

Shut water off at source, disconnect electrical supply at wall, remove screws retaining cardboard dust cover, and remove cover. Removed water supply line to control valve, remove two screws retaining unit to frame of refrigerator, and gently pull out unit. Remove two water lines, making sure to note where each line was connected to unit. Remove two electrical connectors, making sure to note where each line was connected, remove old valve. Noting where mounting bracket is positioned, remove old mounting bracket from valve, and reinstall bracket on new valve the same way. Coat threads lightly on new valve with vaseline, reinstall valve in reverse order, making sure not to over-tighten water connections. Note, before installing dust cover, reconnect wall power, and turn on water and inspect for leaks, at connections. Tighten leaking connections very slightly until leak stops. Reinstall dust cover, and carefully return refrigerator to it's original location.

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  • Water Inlet Valve - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerRichard from Austin, TX

Water kept running out of water dispenser

Repair man wanted $240.00 to fix this problem. I simply removed panel from bottom of back of refrigerator and disconnected two screws and the water and the part was free reconnected water and the two screws and done deal with a $40.00 part.

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