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PartSelect Number PS7784018
The water inlet valve is also known as the water inlet valve assembly and is compatible with your refrigerator. The function of this part is to release water from the supply line when activated, and send it through to your water dispenser in your refrigerator. To make this repair you will need an adjustable wrench, a quarter inch nut driver, and a sharp utility knife. Before you begin this repair make sure to disconnect the power supply to your refrigerator, as well as disconnect the inlet water supply from the back of the refrigerator. Note that this part may appear different than the original, but is an authorized manufacturer replacement.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Repair was easy. Unplug refrigerator, turn off water to ice maker, remove back panel, disconnect water inlet valve, disconnect water supplies and electrical connections. Cut ends off tubing to modify to new part connections, connect tubing, connect electrical supplies, reinstall back panel, plug refrigerator in, turn water supply back on. We made sure that there was no ice build up in the supply tube into the ice maker and made sure that everything worked correctly before putting it all back together. It was an easy repair.
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Write down where tubing goes, wiring is color coded.
The u tube instructions were exactly what is needed. I had to cut off the old plastic pipes. My pipe had threaded connectors. Pex push on connection is super easy. You don't really need a block of wood to cut it if you have a sharp utility blade. If if you are sure this is the problem this is a really easy fix. Steps 1 turn off water at wall unplug electric also 2. Disc line at valve on refrigerator 3. Remove 2 screws holding valve 4. Pull valve out and remove plastic hoses and electric connections pay attention to color of pipe and electric connection. Mine were color coded. Had to cut off thread connectors. Reattach in reverse order or do one at a time. Check for leaks.
carefully removed retainer from old valve
The part was easy to install and solved the problem! We had ice within hours. Thanks PartSelect!
Followed the instruction sheet sent with the water inlet valve. They worked perfectly. Super fast ship from PartSelect.com. Will order again. Thanks.
I put the new unit up to the old one to see exactly how it goes, took the 2 screws holding the unt off...Took the 3 water lines off with adjustable wrench, put back exactly the same way and it worked with no leaks
remove the old one and replace with the new one and yes it was that easy. All of the lines and wiring connectors were color coded
Just follow the instruction that come with the valve. Easy.
I essentially followed the tips from all of the others that did these repairs and took the best from each. For the actuator, it helped to remove the frame of the dispensor from the circuit board that had the ribbon cable attached to it. This way, I could let it dangle loose without the weight of the frame while I replaced the actuator. I did not have the option of a helper to hold the unit while I worked on it. Also, one of the tips about feeding the water line up thru the bottom of the freezer door for slack was very good. I did not need to remove the water line from the dispensing spout which some readers found it difficult to replace if removed. Instead of chewing gum, I had a telescoping magnetic pick up tool that I used to hold the screws and the bracket in place while I fastened the new actuator....but in a pinch, chewing gum will work also. Lastly, the tip about breaking the little positioning hub on the left side of the actuator mouning area was good. If you do not use a needle nose to break this little bump it becomes very difficult to maneuver the new piece into position without breaking the new one.For the water valve, it was just remove the old. Disconnect the water lines (of course with the water shut off and the refrig unplugged), remove the electrical connnectors and install the new one reversing the removal steps. The water connections are the newer slip on type, so you just need to follow the directions that came with the part and cut off the compression fitting ends of the tube and slip them in.PartSelect .com is great and their website with the hints and tips is fantastic.
We followed the online instructions and tah-dah it was working...
removal of the old valve to identify the problem took the most time. Once the new valve came it it was easy. NOTE: the old one had threaded connectors, and the new one is press/fit so the ends of the tubing need to be cut. The color coding and size matching are great.
Watched the video and read some comments and from that it was easy
Very easy repair, instruction were clear and easy to follow
Simple, I had a repair man come over and diagnose the problem. After confirming, I ordered the part and replaced it. Need to make sure you get the ice build up out of the fitting tnat goes from the back of the fridge connection at the top and the filler tube inside the unit, mine was iced over. Repair man wanted to charge me $250.00... with his service call and buying the part, it cost $120
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