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PartSelect Number PS304374
This double outlet water valve has quick connections. This valve has 1/4 and 5/16 John Guest fittings for the outlet lines and a 1/4 compression fitting for the inlet line.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
1 unplug fridge2 turn off supply line for ice maker2 remove lower back panel of fridge3 disconnect in and out line from valve4 remove valve (one screw.)5 disconnect power line to valve.reverse to reinstall. Very easy.This valve is a cheap, poor design. This is the second one in 5 years. I replaced the first one because the line in the freezer would "drip" creating an ice dam so the ice maker wouldn't work. This time, the water dispenser on the front of the fridge has been dripping for months - finally the valve just dissolved and was spraying water all over the floor. It ran down into the basement. Keep a eye out if you have a GE fridge.
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Unplugged fridge. Shut off the water supply valve under sink. Removed lower access panel at back of the refrigerator (six screws). Removed single green screw holding water valve bracket and pulled assembly out to access wiring and hoses. It is a dual valve as one valve is for the water dispenser and one is for the ice maker. Disconnected the 2 electrical connectors (one for each valve). Unscrewed the compression fitting for the water inlet with 1/2 " wrench. Then the two water lines on the outlet which are quick disconnects. You must push the ring towards the valve and then the tubing can be pulled out by hand.Reattach everything to the new valve and install and its ready to use.
First, turn off main water valve. Then, at the rear of refrigerator remove the rear panel exposing the water valve assembly. Cautiously, proceed by disconnecting the water hose and electrical connections. To complete the task, just worked in the reverse steps to exchange the faulty equipment.
After turning the water off, I removed the silver covering located on the left side bottom. The valve was connected to the frame on the left side. I removed the defective valve and replaced it with the new one. Everything was color coded and the hoses were different sizes, making it impossible to screw up. It was over so fast I thought I made a mistake.
1. remove back shield of fridge.2. unscrew old valve.3. remove electrical connections.4. remove white inserts on new valve.5. cut feed hoses next to old valve.6. place white inserts on hoses.7 insert hoses into recepticals on new valve.8 shut off water supply to fridge.9. remove water suply line from old valve.10. attach water supply line to new valve.11. connect electrical connections.12. bolt valve back on to fridge13. turn on water supply to fridge14. test both ice maker and water dispensor15. replace back shield to fridge
shut off water supply behind refrigerator, opend line at double outlet water valve. had water there. opend line at bottom of freezer door. no water there when I pushed watervalve on door. replaced double outlet water valve. then had water at hose at bottom of freezer door. but no water at outlet. took hair dryer and heated freezer door until ice melted in hose . then everything worked fine.
Had the wife shut the water off, while I was on vacation. Came home pulled the refrigerator out. Had an issue earlier in the year with a leaking hose. Discovered the valve had many pin holes and was going to need to be replaced. Went on line to Partselect ordered on Saturday. It was easy to determine if I had the right part. Purchased and received on the following Tuesday. 30 minuted later the refrigerator was back up and running with ice and cold water. Have used Partselect before always a great experience
We bypassed the water valve and went directly to the motor and the water valve didn't affect the outcome, therefore the part wasn't necessary, we didn't open the new part. We will check out the ice maker itself to see what the problem, to order the correct part. Sorry.
changed outlet valve.not the problem.needed a new filter valve assembly.
I found that the valve was not the problem. Check to make sure you do not have a frozen water line as I did.
Easy job except for moving the Refigerator but it is on rollers but it is still heavy. Unplug the Ref and shut off the water and replace the valve and the reverse the order. Simple
Diagnosis: I removed the nuts holding on the panel at the back of the refrigerator and saw water leaking from the water valve.Repair: I guided my 10 year old daughter through the actual replacement. Using a nut driver, unscrew the single nut holding the value to the frame of the refigerator.Push up the rings around each water tube to release the tubes from the value. Using a wrench, unscrew the supply line.Put dab of plumbers teflon on the threads.Reverse all the above: Screw in supply line, tighten with wrench.Push water lines for icemaker and chilled water into value assembly.Position valve and screw in het nut that attaches it to the frame.Replace rear cover plate and screw in the hex nuts.
Unplugged the unit and turned off the water line to the refrigerator. Removed the six screws holding the back cover. Removed the screw holding the outlet water valve. Unplugged both electrical connectors. Unscrewed the water supply line and cut the ice maker and fresh water outlet lines from the valve. inserted the fresh water and ice maker lines into the correct valve and connected the supply line to the inlet. Connected the electrical lines and remounted the Valve. Turned the water on and checked for leaks. Remounted the Valve and installed the back cover. Plugged the fridge in and ran the front fill until water came out (1:00 minute). Cleaned up and pushed unit back into cabinet.
Unplugged refrigerator. Unscrewed back cover. Unscrewed dual water valve. Unplugged electrical connections 9red and yellow) . Shut off water valve from wall to refrigerator. Cut black tube (ice maker, cut translucent tube (water line). Connected new valve to water supply. Reconnected black and translucent tubes to new valve. Reconnected yellow and red electrical plugs. Turned on water supply plugged refrigerator back in.
It went exactly like the repair video showed. I removed the back cover, unhooked the water lines, unplugged the electric connections, and replaced the valve. That video made it super easy and it is now working like it should.
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