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PartSelect Number PS901314
This valve comes with 1/4" compression inlet.
NOTE: This part comes with new quick connections. To install - cut retaining nuts off of existing plastic water lines and gently push them into new valve. To remove - depress ring that the tube slides into.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Consulted with a service tech and he said there is no way you can put the water valve in incorrectly since all three fittings are of different size. Followed the normal disassembly procedure shutting off the water, electricity, and took unit off the ref. The main confusion is attaching the plastic lines of different size back into the valve. THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH THE VALVE Instead of screwing the diff size lines back into the unit, you have to cut the line (not too much) which removes the nuts, and plug them straight back into the unit. SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE FOR A WATER CONNECTION. The tech emphasized the cut has to be STRAIGHT/FLUSH witht the inlet and continuous or it will leak.Tested it for three days with no leaks and put it back in reverse order How come all water connections can't be that easy?
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We pulled out our refrigerator and found the leak coming from a valve that controlled the purified water and ice machine. We shut of the water source at our filter system and then removed the part. Looked online and found the part we needed at a great price. Ordered it and installed it when it arrived 3 days later. Easy install and we now have water and ice coming from our refrigerator again- not to mention a clean floor underneath too.
Plastic lines were cracked open right at valve and leaking water onto floor. Bad design on GE's part, plastic lines where heat was produced by compressor.Turned off water supply.Removed cardboard panel at rear bottom of refrigerator.Unscrewed copper fill tube clamp.Took copper fill tube off of valve using 1/2 inch (I think) open end wrench. This used compression fitting.Removed solenoid by unscrewing one hex-head screws.Pulled off two electrical connectors.Trimmed ends of plastic tubes (they were hardened by heat, and will likely leak again.)Pushed tubed into new solenoid valves (original connection was via some plastic nut and fitting.)Reattached electrical connectors, using lug adapters (included in package) on one to make up for slightly narrower terminal on new valve.Reattached copper fill line to valve using original compression fitting. **Had to bend line to make it fit between new lower valve inlet and screw clamp on refrigerator housing.** That was only slightly tricky part of job.Reattached valve to refrigerator and replaced cardboard panel.Turned water on and everything worked, and no leaks. Will likely need to do this again when old stiff lines crack again.
My dog ate the plastic portion of the new part before it was installed.
To solve problem of no ice or water in the door I replaced the inlet valve. This was very easy, took less than 30 minutes. 2nd problem was that the auger mechanism was worn and when it was producing ice, would not deliver thge ice to the door. I bought replacement auger kit. Replacement was pretty involved as you had to tear the unit totally down, even removing ice crusher blades as they also install on the auger shaft. All those blades go in a certain order and have spacers that have to go back as well. I struggled with it for over an hour before getting it back together. My advice, use your digital camera and photograph each step of the teardown so you have a guide for reassembly because you end up with a lot of pieces. I finally got it back together, I am now getting nice perfect ice cubes, I have full flow of water in the door, where it had become a needle thin stream, and I have ice in the door and it all works smoothly and I am totally happy with it and my wife thinks I am a hero!
It was just a matter of replacing the broken parts, and reassembling the ice machine. Nothing too difficult.
Repair work was straight forward except for the change in fittings. The copper water supply line was originally connected to the valve by a flared fitting but the new valve required a ferrule type connection. It was necessary to cut the tubing and to obtain a new nut and ferrule. Likewise the plastic water lines feeding the ice maker and chilled water supply had to be cut so that they could be connected to the "shark bite" type fitting.......no plastic nuts required.
Light switch- Removed old switch light using flat head screwdriver, removed wiring harness, attached new switch and reinstalled.Water Valve- Removed dust panel, removed old valve, including water inlet and outlets (2) and remove wiring harness. switch water inlet line from old switched to new. Installed wiring harness on new valve. Had to drill pilot hole in refrigerator cabinet to match new frame holding water valve. Installed valve, reconnected water outlets (2). reinstalled dust cover.
removed two screws holding water valve in place; pull out valve and remove water supply line; remove two water lines going into box; connect lines to new valve and reinstall
replaced it with a new updated water valve. It was a bit different however the basics were the same-had great instructions with the valve-box is 21 years old so was a little worried about finding the part--thanks to the internet I found your great ad and info was easy to pull up-schematic sure helped. Now enjoying my Jack Daniels with perfect ice. Thanks a million. Bob Valdepena
loosened connections of lines removed bolt holding valve pulled off wire connections new valve lines just pushed in reconnected wires put bolt back in and thats all there was to it no problems at all
Disconnected the power, removed the unit by removing 1 screw. Disconnected both water hoses and 2 electric connectors. Wasted alot of time trying to follow the directions that came with the valve. DO NOT try to use the old bracket as the instructions state. It does not work. Just use the valve as it arrives. I liked the easy snap in water tube connectors. Saves time. The electric was a snap. Just install the adapters (lugs) that come with the kit and push them on. Then, just bolt the unit back in and that's it. I did also have a problem with the unit making a screeching noise when it dispensed water. I asked Parts Select for a remedy and they suggested I replace the water filter. That solved the noise problem and now it's like new again. Way to go Parts Select! Thanks for the advice and speedy delivery.
First I removed the screw holding the valve in place. I then pulled the valve out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires and water line.I repaced the old valve with the new valve and performed the steps in reverse order and the ice maker was making ice that night. I however developed a leak and had to have another valve sent. The problem has been solved and all is well. Parts select has been fast, friendly and helpful through my whole experience. I would like to say thanks for all your courteous help and hopefully this will help others realize the benefit of Parts select to us do-it-ourselfer!. Thank you!Jeff LopianAthens, Illinois
After turning of and unplugging the refrigerator, it consisted of removing the screws on the back panel. The old part had three fitting with compression nuts. I was surprised to find the new part only had onecompression nut on the water supply and the other two lines were "slip" fittings. I was a little concerned about using the existing tubing, but had no leaks. I checked to make sure the water dispenser was working before I pushed the unit back and good that I did because I had inadverently switched electrical connections. Overall, this was still an easy job.
Unpluged frig . Removed back at bottom of frig . Removed mounting bracket, removed two water supply tubes diconnected two electical plugs fron water valveThen installed new valve in reverse order. Except for plastic housing which required some manipulation /squeezed to fit it worked great P.S.don't forget to turn off water supply to frig. Ha Ha
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