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PartSelect Number PS297951
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
This repair was done on a 13 year old fridge. Within the last several years I had to replace the Incoming Water Line twice, the line from the Inlet Water Valve to the Dispenser Water Reservoir, and this time the Icemaker Water line. These were all due to the plastic tubing hardening and becoming brittle from the heat of the compressor.For this repair, I not only replaced the cracked Icemaker Line, I replaced the Incoming Water Line with copper, and replaced the Dispenser Water Reservoir. If you have a leak in one of the plastic water lines around the Valve Assembly, I recommend you do the same.The Icemaker Water Line instructions from Stephen from Raleigh was very helful and complete.I found Scot from Fort Collin's instructions on replacing the Reservoir very helpful too. Although I found his comment that one line was too short, to not be the case. In fact I had to trim both lines because they were too long.Scott from South Lake Tahoe's suggestion to use the old Reservoir Lines to fish the new ones is good. I used duct tape to attach them together instead of drip irrigation fittings, and it worked fine. It helps to have somebody at the back of the fridge to pull the line while you push it from inside the fridge.The line to the door connection can be accessed by removing the grill at the bottom of the front of the fridge.Pretty easy repair. Thanks to the other contributors for the help!
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Disregard previous.1. Turn off water supply.2. Unplug power cord.3. Remove bottom Panel to access the Solenoid valve.4. Remove the water lines from the Valve.5. Remove the Valve from the refrigerator.6. Remove the electrical connectors from the valve.(make sure the new valve has the connector adaptors included) you will need them during installation.7.Bend the new valve bracket inward about 45 degrees to clear the compressor coolant line.8.Use a pair of pliers to braek away the plastic on the new valve for clearance.9.If needed remove the compression fitings from the old water line installation as the new valve comes with the push and lock feature.10.Install the bottom 2 water lines they are different sizes11.Mount the new valve to refrigerator and tighten.12.Install the ice maker water line to the top fitting on the valve.13.Plug the power cord in & turn on the water supply,check for leaks and proper operation on the valve.
First I shut off water supply and drained line. Then I unplugged power to refrigerator. I then removed the back lower cover from the refrigerator and removed the water supply line from the water valve. I then removed the water valve from the unit then removed the wiring harness from the assembly. Then I cut the plastic lines from the old valve assembly and inserted them in the new valve assembly, one at a time to avoid crossing lines. I reinstalled valve assembly and rear cover on the refrigerator. After turning on the water and plugging in power it took a bit for the air to work itself out of the icemaker supply line.
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