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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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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:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Thomas from HAMBURG, NJ

Water leaking from back of frig

Replaced water inlet valve for ice maker

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from Evans, GA

Ice maker not making ice

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Tammey from Milaca, MN

Water leaking under refrigerator

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!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from Downingtown, PA

Valve was leaking into ice maker

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Carol from Anchorage, AK

Bought refrigerator from employee for office

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: lisa from warsaw, IL

Ice make not making ice

the repair went really well. easy to do. delivery of part was made in good time. thank you

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from Spencerport, NY

Perodic water leak

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Diane from East Longmeadow, MA

Refrigerator must have frozen prior to getting to our house

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

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Wain from Valrico, FL

No water to ice maker

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Fred from Pueblo West, CO

Ice maker solinoid stopped working

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.

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