Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

PartSelect Number PS304364

This water valve and bracket assembly comes with both the primary and secondary valve. This is a redesign from the original, but will still work and function the same. Contains a new quick connect style, just cut off old plastic nuts from tubing and push them into the valve. NOTE: If original wiring harness doesn't work, then you must order is separately.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Leaking.
  • Not dispensing water.
  • Ice maker not making ice.
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Secondary Water Inlet Valve

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*Please note, this part is a substitute from the original. The valve is a new quick connect. No nuts or connectors are needed, just cut the old nuts off of the tubing and gently push them into the valve.

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Parts Used

  • Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench set

CustomerLarry from Pelham, NH

No water to ice maker or door dispenser.

1) Shut off water source.
2) Unplug Refrigerator.
3) Remove screws on bottom rear panel.
4) Disconnect water connection at valve assembly.
5) Remove single screw holding valve assembly.
6) Transfer electrical connections from old valve to new.
7) Transfer all water connections from old valve to new. Push in ring to release tubing.
8) Replace rear panel. Reconnect water source. Plug in refrigerator. Turn on water source.

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Parts Used

  • Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerJanet from Weston, FL

Steady drip of water out of the water valve

I unplugged the refrigerator and removed the black fiberboard panel at the back of the unit. I turned off the water at the wall and disconnected the copper water line from the unit.

One bolt holds the valve assembly in place. Once the bolt is removed you simply pull the unit out of the refrigerator. I took the time to mark all electrical connections and water lines (1, 2, 3, etc.) and wrote the corresponding numbers on the new valve unit. I unplugged the electrical connections and removed all water lines by gently squeezing them with the pliers and pulling them out of the old valve.

After everything was disconnected I connected the new valve. The numbering system made it easy to know exactly which plug/line went where and it was reconnected in less than 2 mins. I slid the unit back, replaced the single bolt holding the unit, reconnected the main copper water line, turned it on, placed the fiberboard back in place and was done.

We had an estimate from a refrigerator repairman of $275 to change this valve, parts & labor. We thought it was ridiculously high and decided to attempt the repair ourselves. Best decision we ever made and saved a fortune.

This is definitely an easy fix. Go for it!

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  • Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerKenneth from Pompano Beach, FL

Water leaking from refrigerator

First, I moved the refrigerator out from the wall, unplugged from the electrical outlet, disconnected the copper tubing to the refrigerator, removed screws holding the cardboard backing, removed the nuts holding the assembly to the refrigerator and pulled it out. At that point, I disconnected the tubing units and wiring connectors from the assembly one by one attaching to the new assembly as I went.

However, this was not possible in the case of two wiring connectors. Evidently, the replacement part was made differently than the original. I had to rewire the replacement part as it allowed and then put the reconnected assembly back in place. I then placed the cardboard panel and reattached the copper tubing. Everything is working and no more leaks!

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  • Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerChris from Fullerton, CA

No water in door & no ice from icemaker

1. Unplugged fridge & Removed bottom left black access panel
2. Removed 1 screw with nutdriver which was holding the valve/bracket assembly in place
3. Pulled out valve assembly and disconnected electrical connector.
4. Pushed in retaining rings around each of the water lines and pulled water lines out
5. Replaced cracked water lines by cutting off bad section. Connected new 1.4" &5/16" OD tubing using quick connect couplers (ACE hardware).
6. Insert water lines into new valve assembly
7. Connect electrical connector to new assembly
8. Installed valve assembly back into fridge and put the single screw back in.
9. Put the back panel back on
10. Plugged fridge back in.

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  • Water Valve and Bracket Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerRichard from Plattsburgh, NY

Icing of water dispenser & leaking valve

The problem of an icing dispenser and water leaks under the refrigerator is usually a valve problem. On this particular model there are two water valve solenoids. On investigation of the valve, unplug the refrigerator and turn off the water suppply valve FIRST.

The valve was leaking from the 5/16" quick-connection on the secondary solenoid, probably an o-ring failure. I replaced the entire valve assembly which involves sequentially reinserting the water hoses into the proper openings and replacing the wire harness.

I re-ordered another secondary valve and installed it on the old valve assembly as a spare. The 5/16" quick--connect has a slight variation from the original and appears to be an upgrade.

Once finished, plug in the refrigerator and turn on the water supply, check for leaks and dispenser function-should be fine.

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