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PartSelect Number PS468507
This water valve kit, also known as a single outlet water valve kit, is used in refrigerators. The kit includes a union, two screws, and some tubing pieces. If one of the solenoids in your water valve is not allowing water to flow into the icemaker or the dispenser, it might be damaged or broken. If this is the case, it is best to replace this part. To repair, first remove the cardboard panel at the rear of the fridge. Next, remove the tubing that supplies water to the valve with a 1/2 inch wrench. Once it is accessed, refer to the manual guide provided by the manufacturer for further installation instructions and guidance.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
After unplugging electric cord and turning off water at wall, I then removed the two screws that secured the valve to the refrigerator. I then removed the water connections to the valve and removed a short portion of the hose going to the icemaker. I then installed the connection pieces provided package and reversed the procedures to install the new part. It was easier than I thought it would be.
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I pulled the cover from back of fridge then removed two screws from the water valve disconected the wires and removed water lines. had to reroute water lines so the universal part would fit. don't forget to turn off the water befor doing the above. found new mounting hole and reconected water lines. worked like a champ.
Unplugged the fridge. Removed water inlet valve from fridge. Used voltmeter to test for resistance (between 50 and 150 ohms). Didn't pass the test.My original part was 218720400. I ordered part PS468507 from partselect.com. My original part had a "garden hose" coupling so PS468507 fit the bill. This part's electrical connection wasn't angled the same way as the original so we had to finagle it. Hooked the plastic refridgerator supply hose up first.Then screwed on the copper "garden hose" connection to the valve using channel lock pliers. Was careful not to over tighten.Then the fun started. The electrical connector wires were a tight fit between the copper tubing and the refridgerator frame. Did I mention that the electrical connetion wasn't angled the same as the original? My daughter got her smaller hands in there and was able to make the connection.NOTE: Because of the angling issue I was unable to screw the anchor plate to the fridge.I made sure that the valve did not interfere with the fan.Turned on the water and checked for leaks.Plugged the fridge back in and in a couple of hours we had ice cubes. Works like a charm!
It was very easy. Took off water line and two screws. Put new valve back on and presto life (ice) is good again.
Made sure water was going into valve, shut off water to valve, removed it. removed two connections, replaced with new valve, Walla, off & running. Incidentally, rec'd new valve much quicker than I ever expected.
It was very easy. Pulled off the old valve and replaced with the new one and it started making ice right away. There are a couple of issues you need to be aware of that I am watching closely now. The old valve was a 15 watt valve. The one they sent me is a 35 watt valve. It really pressures the water into the ice maker. So much so I am getting a little leaking from the overflow. Its working so well and powering the water in so fast it starts to leak a little due to being to full. When I ordered the part, no where did it show the wattage of the valve so be careful. It works great but will have to keep an eye on it so it does not overflow.
Needed to replace the valve in the back. My first attempt at a fridge repair. New valve went on in a flash and the ice maker is working great.
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