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Water Inlet Valve

PartSelect Number PS3497634

The water inlet valve is a solenoid-operated switch that, when activated, releases water from the supply line to the water valve and into the compact icemaker mold. Note: This valve has been updated by the manufacturer and NO longer includes the removable pre-filter bracket connector. Must be ordered separately on PS3502196

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 water.
  • Ice maker will not make ice.
  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.
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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerMark from Laguna Hills CA

Warm door jambs and also leaking in the freezer

After diagnosing two problems (Hot door jambs between the fridge and freezer, as well as excessive leaking in the freezer) I ordered the parts online. I received a new condenser fan kit and a new water inlet valve. Both were easy to replace. The hardest part was getting the old condenser fan out of the fridge, but I took off the fan blade first, and pulled that out, then I was able to get the fan motor out. The water inlet valve was pretty easy as well, just make sure that you shut the water off completely. I made the mistake of only turning it a quarter turn at the valve on the wall when I should have made a half turn on the valve. Slight water mess in the kitchen, but if that's the worst thing that happened on this repair, then I'm OK with that. Both were easy to replace and the cost saved of not having to call a repairman was the extra added bonus.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerTisha from Tucson AZ

The water dispenser stopped working

Review the video on parts select. Do this first!

The actual repair took less than 30 minutes, including pulling out the refrigerator, performing the repair, and replacing the refrigerator.

Remove the screws holding the cardboard backing to the bottom rear of the refrigerator. Remove the screws holding the pump in place. Remove the electrical connectors and the water hoses from the pump. I needed the wrench to disconnect and reconnect the main inlet hose. Hook everything back up (the sizes of hoses and connectors are different). Replace the cardboard backing. Done!!

I would use Parts Direct again.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerEugene from Lake City MI

Water valve cracked in freezing temps

Removed screws from back panel of fridge. Removed old valve. Removed water lines. Re-assembeled. Easy repair. Great directions. (The only thing confusing was the picture when ordering which didn't say that there was a part that needed to be removed for my particular model. My old part looked the same as the picture except yours had an extra part attached.) The directions received DID say to remove the extra connector, though.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerGlenn from Winter Haven FL

The water dispenser valve did not shut off.

I wasn't sure just where the actual valve was located so I watched the video available where the valve part was listed. I watched the video and did exactly as described and found the repair to be quite easy. I replaced the valve and my problem was solved. Thanks to PartSelect for adding this video with this part listing.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRobert from Madras OR

Water inlet valve was leaking

After watching the repair video on your web site, It too about 20 minutes start to finish to change the valve. It was great to have the video first while I was waiting for the part to be delivered, I would reccomend partselect to everyone . they were great to work with, everything was as it was souposed to be,

Thanks
Rob Berg

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCraig from Costa Mesa CA

No water to ice maker

undo nuts that mount the valve system to the fridge, oh, first unplug the fridge! Cut the plastic lines close to their existing nut or connection and then carefully make a very clean square cut on plastic line. Disconnect the electrical connectors, they are size coordinated to each of the two solenoids and match up to the new ones. Re-connect the electrical connectors, plastic lines (these too are size coordinated) re-mount the valve kit and plug in. Can't get any easier.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGreg from Muscatine IA

Ice maker stopped making ice

Removed the old water inlet valve assembly. Verified that the line to the icemaker was not blocked. Installed the new water inlet valve assembly with no issues, and the icemaker started working right away.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerMichael from Hastings MN

Ice maker wouldn't fill with water but door water worked

1) Removed the two screw holding the valve
2) cut exisiting hoses off old valve
3) put hoses on the new valve
4) reattach valve to refridgerator

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDave from Irving TX

Ice maker was not getting any water.

Use a 1/4 inch nut driver, took out the old one and put in the new one. After I completed the repair it took a minute for the ice tray to fill up. The video you provided was right on. It made the job very simple.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerJuliet 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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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Palm Bay FL

Ice maker quit working

Removed bottom panel on fridge , removed the two screws holding valve, removed electrical connections and water connections and replaced the wires and tubes and attached the valve to the fridge, replaced lthe panel and the was it in less than fifteen minutes.

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerVincent from Greensburg PA

Ice maker fill valve leaking

Replaced part sent. Very simple. Remove old, install new. Everything was one for one the same except connections were the newer push/seal type vs. threaded. It went smooth and corrected the problem

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerMansoor from San Jose CA

Ice maker was not working

I have more than 10 years old Kitchenaid Superba black refrigrator that stop making ice. Initially I saw ice in the inlet tube, so I used hair drayer to melt it and it worked for a week. After that I did not see any more ice and not more water coming into the icemaker, so I ordered a new ice maker. That did not solve the problem. I worked with my old inlet valve and tried to repair it and I messed it up.

I ordered this new inlet valve and and put it in and it worked and ice is good. So I have a new Icemaker and a new inlet valve

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLARRY 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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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJimmy from Hermitage TN

Inlet valve stuck open

Turned water to ice make off. Removed 2 screws holding inlet valve. Removed 1 water line going in and 2 water lines going out to water dispenser and to ice maker. Reattached water lines back into quick disconnects. Fasented inlet valve back on the frame with the 2 screws and turned water back on. Easy and quick. Thanks to Parts Select for super fast delivery of parts, 24 hours turnaround.
Thanks Jimmy.

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