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PartSelect Number PS343694
This water inlet valve is intended for use with horizontal motor dishwashers. It uses a 3/8 of an inch valve tubing and a mounting bracket.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Removed screws under counter holding washer in place. Pulled washer out until I could access the back. Turned water supply off (in my case faucet under the sink) Turned power off at breaker.Disconnected water line and electrical wires noting wire location. Removed solenoid unit by undoing two screws on frame. Installed new unit, connected wires and water. Turned water on to ensure no leaks and pushed washer back under counter. Turned power back on and checked machine operation. Replaced the screws under the counter to keep machine in place. This is very easy. In my area a plumber would charge $75 to do this.
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i took off the kick plate and found the water valve. its the piece that water comes to from under the sink to connect to the dishwaser. it has a plug with 2 wires. i turned off the water supply, disconnected the wires(probably should have flipped the breaker but didnt) took out the 5/16 mounting screws, had to use a little end wrench on 1 because it was behind the water line and a nut driver on the other. i put some thread gook on the connection and put the new one in the way it was and it works great. i am writing this because thats where i got the info to diagnose in the first place and saved me $$$!
After turning off the water to the dishwasher, I used the adjustable wrench to remove the incoming water line. Then removed the electrical feed to the water valve. Lastly I removed the rubber hose on the outlet of the valve (after compressing the retaining clip) before removing the one screw that held the valve to the lower frame of the dishwasher. Once the new part arrived, it was simply a matter of reversing the above procedure to install the new part. Took under 15 mins.
Turned off water and electrical. Removed kickplate at bottom of dishwasher. Unhooked water line, electrical plug and unscrewed valve from frame, noting proper position of valve for new install. The only delay we had was removing the old water line fitting from old valve. We needed the old fitting for the new valve. We solved the problem by soaking valve in boiling hot water to help loosen the connection. Install of new valve was reverse of the removal process. My son did the work and saved me approximately $200 for a service call. I also want to say that ordering the part from your company was less expensive than if I had ordered it locally and gone to pick it up! Your website is extremely helpful, user friendly, and I am recommending it to all my friends when they need to repair an appliance. Thank you!
unhook electric & unscrewed 2 metal screws unhooked water line,& replaced new one & reversed hooking up all it worked fine
Removed and replaced leaking water inlet valve, 10 minutes and saved me a hundred in plumber fees.
We read your help site and was able to find what was causing our water filling probelms. Order the valve intake part and made the repair and the dishwasher works like new. You saved us a repair bill from the professionals and they couldn,t done a better job. I will recommand to site to everyone. Thanks Again
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