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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, 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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$84.90

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$70.75
Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

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11 of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: don from Monroe, VA

Ice maker working but not recieving any water. Assumed it was the water inlet valve.

I followed the instructions from the web site video, and was very clear as to the details of my work. It was easy, and have ice cubes again.

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7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Robert 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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7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Glenn 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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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Mansoor 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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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Michael 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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7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Mark from Dothan, AL

No ice

Took 5 mins. to install. I cut the hose with a razor one at a time then pressed into place. Then removed the wires one at a time so to not get them mixed up. I saved $125 .

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6 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Eugene 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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5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Craig 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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4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William 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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3 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: Dave 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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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Vincent 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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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: stephen from wheeling, IL

Ice maker stopped making ice

I was out with friends who said this may be an easy problem to fix.
So I purchase the Ice Maker Solenoid Water Valve
My mistake was starting this job 8:00 at night.
I was tired after work.
After shutting the water feed and disconnecting the electric, I removed the old solenoid and I started to replace it with the new one. Once replaced, I plugged in the electric and ran down to the basement and turned on the water.

Long story short and after much moping and cleaning up, I realized that it is not wise to reverse the water feed.

When the water feed into the selenoid is placed in the "in" position and the tube to the ice maker is placed in the "out" position on the selenoid ...this job takes less than 15 minutes.

Do it wrong and you too will be cleaning up a watery mess !

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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Greg 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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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jimmy 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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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dripping from water dispenser

Disconnected power; Removed cover; removed screws holding valve; took out valve; removed electrical connections; removed water hoses from valve; trimmed off hoses then reversed the procedure. It was that simple. LESS than 30 minutes.

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