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Water Inlet Valve

PartSelect Number PS3497634

Note: This valve has been updated by the manufacturer and NO longer includes the removable pre-filter bracket connector. Must be ordered separately part number WPW10445062.

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:

  • Leaking.
  • Ice maker not making ice.
  • Not dispensing water.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.

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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: LARRY from CAMAS, WA

No water to front door, no water to ice maker

I followed the directions in the video. The repair was not difficult. The water flow came back to the front door dispenser, but I couldn't get water to the ice maker.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Juliet from Manassas, VA

The valve was cracked and leaking

Pulled the old valve off and went to put in the new one. They two valves are slightly different but in the end, it worked and everything is fine.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Steve from Alhambra, CA

No ice

I first discovered the problem when there was water on my floor.I found out that the icemaker had quit making ice, but I still had water in the door. I filled the icemaker manually with water to see if it would make ice, which it would not. I ordered and I installed the icemaker, which was only 3 screws with the nutdriver and remove the power harness which took about 15 minutes (very easy), but it would still not make ice. I then ordered the water inlet valve kit. When I received this part, the first thing I did was watch the video on how to replace it. I cannot stress enough that you should watch the video first!!! After that it took 10 minutes to replace the new valve and I had ice again.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joni R from AUSTIN, TX

Ice maker had been overfilling and making icicles, then it quit makimg ice completely.

This site parts were almost exact duplicates for the original. No modifications were necessary. I watched the videos...and thank you parts select for having those! I am somewhat a bull in a china shop when it comes to working on items, as I have a heavy construction background, so sometimes I tend to get frustrated with plastic type parts and ending up breaking them. The videos showed exactly how to do it, so that prevented any frustration. After watching the videos, I replaced the ice maker, then replaced the inlet water valve. It was easy. While you have the cardboard back off the rear to the fridge, pull the bottom grill off the front and use a brush and vacuum cleaner or air compressor, if you happen to have one, to clean the coils. It was easy. I saved about $250 doing this myself. THANK YOU ! Regards, Jim

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Edwin from CARROLLTON, TX

I installed the water inlet valve

After completing the installation I plugged the fridge in and turned the water back on and the water would not stop running, what a mess inside the freezer.

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Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools:
Customer: DAVE from SUSANVILLE, CA

No water to ice maker

changed out all parts needed still not working

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DENNIS from SAPPHIRE, NC

Slow drip at water dispenser

Used provided instruction sheet and site instruction video.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: ALEX from EVANS, GA

Leaking icemaker

Replace the the Water Inlet Valve first if your ice maker is leaking. It does no good to replace the ice maker because the new one will leak as well. The inlet valve controls the water to the ice maker and the valve is considerably less expensive anyway. It is an easy fix as well.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bryan from Taylor, MI

Ice maker water overflowed/ cracked drawer support

Followed the video, removed the cardboard backing and disconnected the lines. My lines were nut and ferrule so i had to trim them back some for the push locks to work properly. everything went on nice and easy. turn on the water and I was making ice instead of a mess! The drawer went in even easier! It just slid right in.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Charles from New Orleans, LA

Leaking water dispenser

Remove and replace just as described in info video; replacement valve was revised type fittings but installed without any modification.
Only extra wrinkle was line to filter began leaking, but renewed with spare line supplied with replacement valve.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Dominick from Oak Hill, VA

Ice maker did not make ice

This was actually a two-parter.

I jumped on PartSelect (luckily) and read through the many helpful guides to trouble-shoot my problem. I first thought it might be the controlling unit circuit boards, until I happen-stanced upon the great tip of first checking the resistance to the water valves. Voila ... one of the valves read 500 ohms ... the one to the freezer said 3 ohms! That valve is clearly marked as to which valve goes to which water supply. I then watched the GREAT video on what I should expect. After ordering the part and getting the fridge back out, I spent a maximum of 6 minutes. EVERYTHING worked as advertised ... except it STILL wouldn't make ice. (I knew the valve was good as I ohm checked before installing. So I again searched the trouble-shooting databases. Computer boards? NO! Some nice lady mentioned that someone told her that if the ice tongs were point aft, it was a problem with the timing motor which is part of the controller inside the motor that turns the tongs.

So ... it was back to pulling the ice-maker unit and checking for broken parts. WELL ... factor installer evidently jammed the unit into the track on either end of the icemaker so I spent about 1/2 hr removing the two screws off the ice-maker door and more than gently prodding on the ice-maker to free it off it's tracks. You ONLY have to remove the 1 screw from the back, bottom right to gently prod the cover off the electrical connector. With that removed and the unit slide off the sliders (watch that left hand tong that latches to the bottom left side). Holding the unit in one hand you'll need to pry the catch up from the front of the connector and slide apart. With the unit on your favorite counter, you can NOW remove the other three screws from the bottom of the unit that are holding the ice maker unit to the tray. Pry the white cover off the motor unit and remove the three screws holding the motor to the unit and tong shaft. Note as others have, that when you install the new motor unit, you'll need to ensure the half-round tong rod fits correctly into the motor assembly. Now it's a matter of reversing all the foregoing and sliding the unit back into the freezer. Took me 1/2 hour to remove this unit and 6 minutes to re-install. Let's hear it for the old assembly line!!

My wife thought I was a genius and it only cost $140 for the parts!! YAY PartSelect!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Calvin from Boise, ID

Ice maker quit making ice

First I would like to thank PartSelect for getting the part to me so fast. The repair was easy just rolled frig out pulled lower cover off to expose valve, about 8 screws. Turned water and power took off valve, 2 more screws. Pulled electrical conectors off pushed in on water lines hold down on push in water and pull out lines, put in new valve it takes about 15 to 20 min.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jason from Bayville, NY

No ice

I replaced the valve but the problem turned out to be the emitter/receiver
Whirlpool/kitchenaid gave little or no help

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Jason from Macomb, MI

Ice maker stopped working

First I removed all the screws holding the cardboard cover on the back. Then remove the 2 screws on the right holding the valve. Remove the water lines one at a time as described in the included instructions and place them into the new valve. Then do the sale with the electrical connectors. Don't forget to turn the water off first and turn it back on when you are done.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Gary from Huntingburg, IN

Ice maker runs but does not refill with water

I unplugged the refrigerator and turned off the water. Took the back cover off to access the water inlet valve. I disconnected the water line, and removed 6 screws that held the old water inlet valve in place. I used a tubing cutter to cut the copper tubing and connected a piece of nylon tubing to the copper tubing with the connector provided. I then attached the nylon tubing to the water inlet portion of the inlet valve. Next I cut a new piece of nylon tubing to run to the ice maker from the water inlet valve, and connected the tubing to the water inlet valve. I plugged in the power source where indicated, placed the new water inlet valve in place, replaced the cover, turned on the water and plugged in the refrigerator. I let the water inlet valve run and bleed out the water line. I had ice in 20 minutes, and I disposed of the first holder of ice. Has been working fine ever since. Easy Job

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