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:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)

CustomerGuy from Homestead, FL

Water valve was leaking by and overfilling icemaker tray

Turned off the water supply valve to the refrigerator. Removed the rear access panel (6 screws) and the one screw mounting the water valve. Slid the water valve out and disconnected the two electrical plugs and two outlet tubes (slip/lock fit) and the inlet supply (ferrel nut). Connected the three tubes to the new valve, the two power plugs, slid valve back in place and reinstalled the mounting screw. Turned on the water supply valve back on and checked for leaks - none. Reinstalled the rear access panel and tightened all screws.
Checked the icemaker and cleaned the input tube and tray, ensured all were properly mounted and aligned. Restarted icemaker and and checked the operation periodically over the next day. All worked properly.

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench set

CustomerAnthony from Morrisville, PA

In-door water dispenser not working

Shut down water and electric to frig. Removed rear cover to access water valve (6 screws). Pulled off electric connectors from valve, removed water supply line (1/2" open end wrench), removed screw holding water valve to frig. bracket. Installed new valve, reverse procedure. Simple

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerR.J. from SEBRING, FL

Water overflowing ice tray and freezing entire mechanism into solid block of ice

Shut off water supply line to refrigerator, place towel or rag under corner of refrigerator where unit is located (to catch spillage when lines are disconnected). Remove back cover with 1/4" nut driver /loosen inlet line compression nut while unit is still attached(easier to loosen now than when unit is floating around loose)/remove unit from fridge then disconnect line and wires. Reverse process to install. Water lines going to water dispenser&icemaker are marked/wire connections are idiot proof. Check for leaks before pushing fridge back to wall. Thats not idiot proof!

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Parts Used

  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

Customergeorge from flatwoods, KY

Water leak

I shut off the water at the shut off valve when I discovered the leak. I started checking on the web for a part and I found PartSelect.com and I couldnt believe there price!! I had checked with a local dealer and it was several dollars cheaper here.Back to the repair i remove the vent cover on the back of the unit about 8 screws and then there was on screw holding the water valve and three water lines to lines use the puch in method and one is screwed on , i simply remove those and reinstalled the new valve with the coresponding lines. in a few minutes i had ice and water out the door good as new!! I also took the time to install a new five yr water filter!! actually this water valve is much quieter than the origianl I am well pleased with PartSelect I will do bussiness with them again!! Thanks Bob

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  • Water Inlet Valve

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsWrench (Adjustable)

CustomerBrett from Maryville, TN

Water on the floor. Leaking from valve body

lower left of back of fridge. remove cardboard. remove bolt. unplug electrical connectors. remove water inlet line with wrench. cut water outlet lines as close to valve as possible. slide outlet lines into new valve in same holes until they stop. they are secure. attach inlet water line. plug electrical connectors back in. bolt it back to fridge.

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