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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:
Shut off water supply and unplugges refrigerator. Took of bottom panel on back of refrigerator. Discontected power plug and water lines from old water valve, removed water valve. Put in new water valve and reconnected water lines and power plug. Plugged refrigerator back in, turned on water supply and checked for leaks. Put cover back on. (It's also a good opportunity to clean out the dust and dirt under the fridge and around the motor and condensor)
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1. Turned off water near hot water tank 2. Removed back (small section) of the refrigerator, only 7-8 screws. 3. Disconnected the old water hose (comes out easily. 4. Reconnected new water valve 5. Turned on water @ hot water tank 6. Replaced back of refrigerator. All done! I have never done anything like this, and I had no instructions, very easy to figure out. The part cost $48 here.
Easy repair. Diagnosis was tricky - this website and popular mechanics article helped me to narrow down the problem to the solenoid water valve. Unscrewed the left side of the back panel and unscrewed old water valve from its bracket. The steel inlet hose was easy to disconnect, as were the two electrical socket connectors. The two outlet water hoses to the refrigerator were a little trickier. You need to cut them with a blade, and insert them into the new valve, which has teeth to hold them in place. Once I figured that out, the rest was easy. I remounted the bracket, and then tested the water flow successfully. Great website, thanks for the help!
pullee refrigerator out to get to back un pluged power took off back cover unscrewed one screw to loosen water valve unscrew water inlet line ther are two water lines in back of water valve i cut them as close to water valve as i could push the water lines that i cut off into water valve makin sure in the rigfht place they are quick disquinect just push in and ther on screwed water valve back on connected water inlet line replaced back cover pluged in power pushed refrigerator back in and was done it had to run for a little while to get the air out then worked fine
Unscrew the mounting screw and cut the tubes as close as you can to the valve. You cannot reuse the valve as the self sealing lock washers will be destroyed once you take out the tubes. Push the newly cut tubes into the new self sealing new valves and remount. Easy Peasy!
I turned the water off at wall. Then I removed 6 nuts removing the back cover. Removed one nut to remove the outlet water valve. Disconnected two bottom hoses and put them on the new unit. Removed top hose and installed on new unit. When I removed the top hose water did spill out.I had to rush to connect it to the new unit .
Simple repair. I first shut off the water supply to the unit. I then removed back cover from lower part of the unit. The water valve is on the lower left side. I began by removing the screw on the bracket that holds the part in place. This screws into the back of the unit. I then disconnect the water line by unscrewing the fitting. Then unplugged the two electrical connections in the back of the unit. Lastly, remove the two hoses that plug into the bottom of the the unit. The installation was essentially the reverse of the the removal. The whole process took about ten minutes.
This repair is EXTREMELY easy to conduct even for the novice. The first step was to shut off the water supply at the wall, and disconnect the power cord to the refrigerator. Remove the six panel screws to remove the lower back panel. On the lower left hand side is the water valve. This is connected by only one screw, so that was removed. Compare your new valve with the one you are removing to double check that the units are the same. Disconnect the inlet water supply line and connect it to the new unit. Disconnect the two water outlet lines from the old unit and connect to the new unit. Finally, disconnect the two power plugs from the old unit and connect to the new unit. These are all colored coded or different sizes, so there is no way to fowl this up! I just recommend disconnecting and reattaching one at a time so that you are doubly assured you are doing this correct. Reattach the valve unit back onto the side of the refrigerator. At this point, I turned on the power and water supply to check for leaks. Also, have someone run the water in the ront panel dispenser to ensure things are working properly. Once that is completed, reinstall the back panel and you are done. I did this project about two weeks ago, and things are working great now. Saved a lot of time and money by doing this job myself.
very simple repair.....push two hoses into compression fittings on the bottom, plug two wire harnesses into the back, and put a screw into the front to attach to the refridgerator frame. After that, just turn water back on and plug it in. Ran great.Part also came in quicker than expected......which was a definate plus.
Unplugged fridge, and turned off water supply. Removed cover from back of fridge, followed the plastic tube down to water valve.I unbolted the mount holding water valve in place, removed the input tubing on top by unscrewing nut. I made a note of which outbound plastic tubing went to water dispenser, and which one went to icemaker, and which side of the water valve they plugged into, and then cut the tubing very close to the old valve.I slid the tubing into the new water valve, and I felt it lock into place, very easy. Attached the input water line and tightened the nut.Reattached the water valve mount to the body of the fridge, replaced cover, turned water valve back on and checked for leaks (there were none).Plugged in fridge, tested dispenser, everything worked just fine. No leaks.
Removed back panel. Cut the water lines and replaced the double outlet water valve. The only issue was the long period of time until the water flowed from the outlet. Be prepared to wait, it will take some time for the water to flow.
1. Remove back cover from frig2. Remove Double Outlet Water valve from frame3. Place towel under valve, remove supply line to filter4. Cut black and clear lines next to valve, ensure a smooth cut5. Slide new connectors onto lines, press lines into valve firmly, make sure they slide in all the way6. Slide connectors into valve locking into place7. Re-connect filter supply line and re-connect valve to frame making sure lines are in the proper place8. Replace back cover of frig, do not over tighten screws
removed rear cover of Frig, found valve was cracked and leaking water. turned off water and ordered new valve. After receiving new valve, Removal and installation took about 15 minutes. Pretty easy, a no brainer.
Instructions are excellent - no modifications. The problem was with determining what was causing the leak. GE, in telephone conversations, kept telling us to run several gallons of water through the system to remedy the problem, and suggesting we change the water filter (MWF). We discovered the remedy by looking through your listing of replacement water parts, till we found the commentary dealing with our problem. This is the second problem with the refrigerator solved by searching your catalogue and reviewing your demos. I'm afraid you have a customer for life (at least for the life of our GE appliances).
The process would have been fairly intuitive, and the part is designed in such a way that it is impossible to hook anything up to the wrong connecting point. PartSelect's on-line video of the repair was clear and easy to follow -- the perfect primer to review before I started the job. The first part I received was defective, and although it functioned it leaked water onto the floor. This gave me the opportunity to engage PartSelect's unparalleled customer service department for friendly and incredibly prompt correction. I look forward to my next appliance failure just for the pleasure of doing business with this exceptional firm.
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