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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:
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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After replacing a broken icemaker, I determined that there was no water coming from the water inlet valve. To do that I used a barbecue fork to evenly pop the pressure washer back from the water line fitting and no water came out. After receiving the new filter it took about 15 minutes to replace the new water inlet valve. Tried to use a flat screw driver to pry the pressure washer away and broke one of them so went back to the BBQ fork and got the rest of the fittings off with no problem. popped the new fittings on. Then the electrical connectors and two screws to mount back on the fridge. Plugged it in and leak checked the fittings. Took 5 big cups of water out to get the air out of the system and now everything works.
Watched the video, took the backing off of lower part of refrigerator. Unhooked the parts just like the video showed, put new part in, and shazam! It worked!!
Followed on line instructions when searching for repair of water inlet valve for Kitchenaid refrigerator. Perfect instructions and an easy fix.Pulled fridge out. Turned off water supply. Removed cardboard backing on bottom rear of fridge. Removed old valve on right hand side. Removed hoses by pushing in on the rings and holding then pulling out hoses. Installed new valve being sure to push hoses the whole way into vale. Turned on water to check for leaks then replaced cardboard. About 20 minutes total.Keep some towels ready for the water that comes out of the hoses. Don't worry about matching hoses, they are different sizes and easy to identify. I recommend removing the entire cardboard backing of the fridge so it is kept in good condition.
Just want to say that the online instructions and video was great. It made the job easy to complete. Our part was shipped same day as ordered and overnighted. We had ice and water that by lunch that day.Thanks for great customer service.
the repair went really well. easy to do. delivery of part was made in good time. thank you
Just like the video. Had to remove the extra valve as it was not needed. When I removed the larger tube could see where the water was leaking from as tube did not fit tightly like the others. Time was less than 15 min.
First I pulled the part out and disconnected the water tubes and installed the new part and hooked up the water hoses and done in less than 15 minutes, this sight is a godsend! It is our second repair done on our own in less than the time it would take to make the call and explain the problem to the appliance store. WOW
I shut off water to the fridge and then unplugged it. I used an adjustable wrench to remove the water line from the unit. I took a 1/4-inch nut driver and removed the screws holding the access panel and the 2 screws that hold the unit to the fridge. I disconnected the 2 electrical connections and all the tubing going into the unit. I reconnected the electrical and the tubing and reattached the unit to the fridge then replaced the access panel. I reattached the water line, plugged fridge back in and turned on the water. I flushed the line for about 2 minutes. It was a very easy process. It took approximately 5 hours for the first cubes of ice to drop so be patient.
Researched the "Exploded" view of the part on PartSelect. Turned off the water supply to the solinoid unit and shut off the ice maker. Removed the two screws holding the solinoid into place. Remove the existing water line from the old unit (they are slip in/slip out type) and pushed the existing water line onto the new unit. Turned the water supply back on to check for leaks (none were found) and turn the ice maker back on and waited for a couple of cycles to clear the air out of the lines. The ice maker appears to be working better then before. Maybe the old solinoid was try to tell me something (could not keep up with ice demand) before it went out.
removed the back panel, removed the screws to the old inlet, disconnected the water lines to the inlet valve. disconnected the two electric connections. Repeated the same process in reverse to reconnect the new part. task complete.
This repair was very simple after seeing the video. Great job guys! Thanks again. Joe from el paso texas.
Traced it to the fact that water was't making it's way to the ice tray as everything else seemed to be working.looked up part on site which was water inlet valve, ordered part,installed in thirty minutes and now it works great again.JAY
I followed the instructions on your video. I'm a 69-year-old female with a hip problem. The most difficult part of the job was getting back up off the floor when I finished.
Removed old valve - very easy and intuitive. Identified damage and ordered new valve kit. Installation was easier than the instructions said. It was not necessary to trim the plastic water lines.
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