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PartSelect Number PS304401
This is a quarter tubing nut and is sold individually. The tubing nut works in conjunction with your refrigerator/freezer and is made entirely of plastic. The function of this part is to connect the lines that supply water to your ice maker and water dispenser. The most common reason or needing to replace this part is if fluid is leaking from the water line to your icemaker or water dispenser. The tools you will need to make this repair include a nut driver, a pair of pliers, and a screwdriver set.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
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.
replacing the lines was easy, problem was the drawing on line and the parts list did not show two different size tubing used. had to run out for the 5/16 inche tubing for the water dispenser in the door. got the 1/4 inch tube done in 5 minutes.
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