Water Inlet Valve

PartSelect Number PS966952

The water inlet valve is a solenoid-operated switch that, when activated, releases water from the supply line to the water valve and into the compact icemaker mold.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Leaking.
  • Not dispensing water.
  • Ice maker not making ice.
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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)

Customerjohn from hemet, CA

Ice maker would not make ice

ice makes would not make ice. first i filled ice tray with water. the ice maker did make ice then, but did not refill with water. So replaced water inlet valve. workes great!!

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerLowell from La Follette, TN

Water was dripping from the water valve in the door.

I pulled the refrigerator out so I could get behind it. Then I turned off the water at the tubing valve near the floor and pulled the electrical plug. Next I removed the metal panel on the back at the bottom. The water tubing to the valved helped to locate that valve that need to be replaced. I disconnected the electric wiring to the tandom water valves (there are two valves in one body, one for the water in the door and the other for the ice maker). There is only one water tube(copper) connected to the valve inlet and two outlet plastic tubes, one for the water and the other for the ice maker. I used a wrench on the inlet tubing and just cut the plastic outlet tubes with a knife. I then removed one screw holding the valve bracket to the referigerator flange and removed the valve. The installion was in reverse order with the valve bracket being attached with one screw and then connecting the copper inlet tibing with a wrench. The two outlet plastic tubes just push in to place in the valve bodies, since one is larger than the other, they can't be reversed. Once this is done, connect the electric wiring to the two valve sections, they are not be switched either. then install the rear metal pannel and plug in the electrical cord and roll the refrigerator back in place and try out the water in the door to see if it leaks or not. It will start making ice when the ice ben gets low enough. (One more thing, it might take a little longer to perform this task if your wife has to clean behind the referigerator while it is convenient.)

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerTracy from Paso Robles, CA

Water leaking from dispenser

Ordered a water inlet valve.It arrived a couple of days later.It was the right part.Installed it,no more leak.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJOHN from SPRING HILL, TN

Water valve would stay open slightly all the time causing the water in the nozzle to the ice maker to freeze and water to backup and drip at the rear of the frig. Until I turned the water off

Unplugged the unit, took the back lower panel off, disconnected the feed water line (water was off at this time) undid the connections to the water valve, removed the water valve, installed the new valve, the water line, turned on the water, tested for leaks, no leaks, reinstalled the rear panel and plugged the unit back in, about 15 min later ice was making.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsWrench (Adjustable)

Customerstephen from suwanee, GA

Fridge was leaking

Removed the one screw that holds the valve in place. I then disconnected the control plugs from the valve..Cut the two hoses out of the old valve, slid them into the new valve, plugged in the electrical connections and put it back together. It was that simple. One of the easiest parts is getting parts from Partselect.com. This is my 3rd transaction with this company and I couldn't be more pleased.

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