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Water Inlet Valve

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PartSelect Number PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number W10408179
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Estate, Crosley, Maytag, Inglis, Roper, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Range.

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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Question:

I have water coming out water in door but not filling ice maker

Fred for model number GS5SHAXNL00
Answer:

Hi Fred, Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like you might want to test your water inlet valve with multi-meter to see if it is still functioning. There are two solenoids on that part. One for the ice maker and one for the water dispenser. Test both sides just to be sure. Good luck with your repair!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Peter from BREESPORT, NY

Would not make ice

Pull refrigerator from wall shut water off to ice and water dispenser unplug refrigerator remove cardboard back remove water inlet valve reverse to install new valve had to take hair drier to thaw out water tube in freezer about twenty minutes before it started making ice

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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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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:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Curt from Somerton, AZ

Not making ice

Shut off the water, removed old valve, installed new valve, turned water back on.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Mike from HUXLEY, IA

Drinking water dispenser was flowing very slowly.

I first replaced the housing holding the water filter because during my effort to diagnose the problem I couldn't get the friction fittings to seal back up and they kept leaking. I hoped that replacing the filter housing would affect the flow problem but it didn't. I then replaced the valve. The replacement part was a little different in design than the original part but wasn't too difficult to figure out. My guess is that the original valve has some kind of electric solenoid that wasn't opening all the way. New value solved the problem. No special tools or techniques were required. Just had to unplug water lines and electrical connectors and figure out the way to plug the new valve in.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Blaine from LIMESTONE, TN

No water coming in to icemaker

JUST AS THE VIDEO ON YOUR WEB SHOWED

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

Low water flow from refrigerator

Followed the instructions with the part.pretty simple and it fixed the problem.

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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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Parts Used:
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 4 people found this instruction helpful

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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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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