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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:
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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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
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
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!
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.
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!!
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.)
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.
Ordered a water inlet valve.It arrived a couple of days later.It was the right part.Installed it,no more leak.
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.
Replaced the inlet valve.
1st pulled bottom back cover off,2nd took out one green bolt witch removes the water valve,disconnected the lines,unpluged the relaysandput it all back together with the new one.check the lines for leaks before you put the cover back on...theses simple steps fixed my ice maker
Pulled out the refrigerater from the wall turned OFF the water .unpluge the elect. removed the back plate then the water valve replued the elec t urned on the water all was working . . the part ordered one day got it the next day, I was happy for the price of the part the speed i got it.
Moved refrigerator out and took the water line off and unplugged the wires and then took the valve off and installed new one and turned water on and then turned on ice machine then job was complete.
this repair took less than 10 mins to do
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