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PartSelect Number PS429085
This valve has a 1/4" compression inlet.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Unplugged refrig and shut off water supply. Removed cardboard backing on back of refrig. Then removed water lines and power plug from old water valve. Removed screws holding water valve on refrig chassis. Attached water lines and power plug to new water valve. Then repeated the above steps in reverse order. Took a max of 30 mins to install the water valve and worked properly when plugged in refrig and turned water supply on.
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Since we will be working with water and do have an electrical connection nearby, it will be best to unplug the refrigerator to do this repair. It should only take about 15-20 minutes to complete the repair so your contents in the refrigerator should be fine. 1-SImply pull your referigerator away from the wall and unplug it. 2-Locate water supply valve and turn off water to refrigerator by closing the water valve. 3-Remove two 1/4" screws that hold the black "cardboard" cover at the bottom right corner of refrigerator. 4-Then locate the two 1/4" screws holding a light blue valve assembly, again in the bottom right corner of refrigerator. Remove screws and assembly will be loose. 5- Remove water line from the top of the valve assembly you just loosened. 6-Then unscrew the large plastic nut on bottom of valve assembly. 7-Unplug the electrical connector that is on the top of the valve assembly. 8-Install the new valve by reversing the installation. Plug in electrical connector, tighten water line on bottom of assembly, re-attach/tighten main water line on top of assembly- and re-attach valve assembly to refrigerator and re-install cardboard cover. Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Don't forget to plug the refrigerator back in.Thats it! Problem solved!
Went online to the Part Select to look for the possible parts that could affect the water delivery. Noticed there were 2 parts that could possibly affect the delivery. Purchased both the parts. Shipped promptly and received in no time. First changed the water valve and checked water was flowing easily to both the places. Did not have to replace the Dual Inlet Water Valve. Called customer service to return the valve. The retrun went smoothly and monet credited to my charge account. Not my first time dealing with this company and will certainly recommend to every one I know.
Both water valves on this model have small rubber seals in them. When the seals wear, they stick and do not open, preventing water flow. To replace;- unplug- remove back bottom cover- unplug valve- remove valve- detach water inlet and outlet (put a towel under first)- install new valve in opposite order
The repair would have been very easy, however, the replacement valve had a change to the outlet size from 5/16" to 1/4". I had to build a reducer coupling (brass). I have been searching for a quick connect poly reducing union that is leak free. I had to order one as it is not a standard item at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. As we stand now, I have ice cubes and cold water through the door. Found a crack in the 5/16" original line at the connection. Cut that section away and put the coupling in. Had to really tighten up on the brass fitting to stop any minor leaks. It has been leak free for 4 days, but I will still put the quick connect part in when it arrives. BTW Parts Select does not stock the quick connect reducing union.
I checked all areas such as water flow in the door and to see if any of the lines from the water valve was clogged. After finding that the lines were clear and the water flow was good through the door. I also checked the Ice maker to make sure it was going through its cycles. I also noticed the valve was making a loud noise when it would try to put water in the Ice maker. I did check the line to the Ice maker inside the refrigerator to see if the water had frozen in the tube. I removed the two screws that hold in the valve and reconnected the water line and the line heading to the lce maker and now my Ice maker is fully functional and making ice like always. The repair was easy and anyone could do it. Also remember to unplug appliances when you work on them, just a safety reminder.
Since I didn't have any water to both dispenser or cube maker, I assumed I needed the Double Solenoid Water Valve. I first ordered and installed the double valve, but it did not solve my water supply. I then ordered the Single Solenoid Water Valve and installed it per instructions. These valves are easy to install and do not take over 15 minutes. The water is now flowing to both dispenser and cube maker and everything is working like new. I probably would not have needed to buy the double solenoid valve, but since my refrig was about 20 years old, I left it installed.
1. Turn off water supply to refrigerator.2. UNPLUG refrigerator from electrical wall socket.3. Using crescent wrench or nutdriver remove paper composite protector from refrigerator rear.4. Unscrew water supply to pump.5. Remove screw holding water pump to refrigerator frame.6. Pull pump out from refrigerator and disconnect electrical connection to pump.7. Connect electrical to new pump, reattach to frame with screw.8. Teflon tape to pump threads, reattach water supply to pump.9. Activate water dispenser in front of refrigerator, observe for proper functioning and for leaks at newly installed pump.
remove solenoid and lines and replace new one every thing work fine
Nut drivered off the old on, Disconnected the water line in and the water line out. Installed both water lines onto new valve and attached back on to refridgerator and presto magic water and ice again.
went On line to "just answer" and gave a short synopsis of my problem and what I had checked.1) checked and changed water filter - problem remained 2) Checked that water supply was OK - It was Just Answer tech wa svery prompt to my inquirey. Told me to check if water was coming out the exit of the SOlenoid. It was not. I then checked the part no for the solenoid and had the tech verify that it was the correc tpart no and he confifmed that it was. I then ordered the part which came very prompyly. I replaced the solenoid which took very little skill (I have Parkinsons Disese) and had no trouble with the replacement. All went welll and now I have watr and ice and a quarter of the pric eof having a tech come out.QED (Quad erat demastratum) Quite easily doneJan
To troubleshoot problem, with water supply off, I tested for voltage at the valves while requesting water form the door. All valves had voltage. Since both water and ice stopped I suspected the main valve. I bypassed the valve and water worked. Ordered the valve. Installed with the two screws. Attached the water lines and plugged in the electrical connector. Turned on the supply and then there was water! As always, use care when working with electricity - particularly around water.
Easy repair, matched parts from this web-site, removed several screws for each valve assy, installed each item, had water & ice !!!!! Both items $90 w shipping, we went to dinner with the money saved from not calling some a tech to repace them east items.
replaced water valve
original was 1/4 and new one is 3/8, I had to buy another adapter to fit 3/8 but that didn't fit too well either, I eventually had to wrap with tapes around the hose so it would be tighter, at least it's not leaking anymore.
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