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Ice Maker and Water Dispenser Dual Inlet Valve – Part Number: WP2188542
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Ice Maker and Water Dispenser Dual Inlet Valve

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PartSelect Number PS11739118

Manufacturer Part Number WP2188542

Manufactured by Whirlpool

May look different but will still function the same as the original and it is an authorized manufacture replacement.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Roper, Inglis

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator

This part fixes the following symptoms: Leaking | Ice maker not making ice | Not dispensing water | Ice maker won’t dispense ice

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Joseph from Jacksonville, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP2188542
Ice Maker Fill Tube Freezes Up
After a bit of troubleshooting it became obvious that the fill tube was freezing shut because the dispenser valve was not fully closing between fills. It was allowing small drops of water to creep into the fill tube where they would freeze as they entered the freezer compartment eventually plugging the tube shut. The fix was to replace the valve which was conveniently located on the back of the refrigerator in the lower right corner (where you attached the water inlet line from the house). After unplugging the refrigerator and shutting off the water outlet valve (in the wall), a small crescent wrench easily removed the inlet water line from the valve on the refrigerator. I then had to remove about five or six screws which held the black (cardboard like) flap which covered the valve. This cardboard is part of the overall cover that encompasses the entire back of the refrigerator. Two sheet metal screws (which held the valve to the refigerator frame) were then removed and the valve was easily pulled from the frame about three inches. At that point four electical (plug like) connections (they're grouped in twos) were easily pulled off, and the two water lines which feed the ice maker and the drinking water dispenser were easily removed using a pair of pliers (and fingers). To install the new unit, the aforementioned process was reversed and the unit has worked (and fixed the problem) perfectly! The only problem I encountered was that I had a small leak where you attach the water line from the wall to the new valve. This was fixed with some plumbers tape.
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vince from antioch, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP2188542
No water from dispenser but was getting water to ice maker
I unpluged the refigerator and turned off the water supply valve to the refigerator. I then disconnected the main water line to the refigerator and the 2 lines underneath the unit. I then unscrewed (2 screws) the unit from the refigerator. Then disconnected the 2 small plugs to the unit (sylonoid valves). I reinstalled the new unit in reverse. Turned the water back on checking for leaks then plugged the refigerator back in and tested the water despensor.

It was that easy.
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Trent from Tacoma, WA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10823511, WP2188542
water dispenser started leaking
i wasn't sure it was the inlet valve unit because the leak was at the water dispenser in the freezer door. after some research it looked like the water inlet valve located in the back lower part of the refrigerator was the problem. to replace, take off the cardboard cover, about 6 screws, you have access to the water inlet valve, disconnect the hoses (i think it goes without saying that you should have turned off the water to the frig) replace the inlet valve, connect hoses, turn water back on and you'll be back in business. very easy repair.
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Dean from Sheboygan, WI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
WP2188542
Ice maker over flowing in freezer
After finding my ice maker and ice bin over flowing with frozen water. I unthawed my freezer wiped it down and started over again, only to find the water flowing into the ice maker didn't stop flowing. I determined the problem to be with the DIspenser valve. To replace this vave was a 15 min. job. Shut off the water to the refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator. Remover the cardboard cover on the back of the frig. In the lower right hand corner of the frig is the dispenser valve. Remover the 2 screws holding it to the frig frame. Then it is just a matter of unplugging the 2 wires and unscrewing the 3 water lines from the old valve and placeing them in the same places in the new valve. Replace the cardboard,plug in the frig and turn the water back on. It did take a few ice making cycles for the ice maker arm to stop sticking in the up position. Very easy job!
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Stanley from Sacramento, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP2188542
water dispense stopped working
1. Removed cover panel which was attached with seven screws.
2. Turned off the water supply valve to the refrigerator.
3. Unplugged the power to the refrigeration.
4. Unfastened the inlet valve which was fastened with two screws.
5. Unfastened three water hoses from the inlet valve with an adjustable wrench.
6. Unplugged two sets of electrical wires from the inlet valve.
7. Reverse the steps to install new inlet valve.
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frankie from pelham, TN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
833697, WP2188542
Freezer quit freezing -Fan motor quit and the water froze like a frozen waterfall and didn't make enough ice cubes.
First I unplug the refrigerator, then I unscrewed the cardbord cover with a screwdriver, disconnected the wires, unscrewed the screws, removed fan bracket with the fan. Since my wire connector was different, I had to strip the wires to connect the fan, twist wires together with the connecting wires, use wire nuts wire nuts and wrapped in black tape. I then hooked together the connection making sure the fan was rotating in the right direction. I then placed the fan bracket back in its place, lined up the screwed holes and installed the screws back to the original tightness. I plugged the refrigerator up to see if the fan was working properly. It was so I unplugged it again to start the nwxt part replacement.
The next part I installed was a icemaker and water dispenser water inlet valve. I turned off the incoming water valve. I removed the two screws that held the old water valve in place. Unplugged the two connectors, removed the water lines and reinstalled the new water inlet valve hooking it up the way I unhooked it. Then I turned on incoming water line, checked for leaks. I put the cardboard panel back on and was done. The two parts were successfully installed in an hour. We now have a efficiently working refrigerator and a cold freezer and have the proper amount of ice cubes that are supposed to be made.
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Don from BALTIMORE, MD
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP2196157, WP2188542
water in the door despencer stopped working and did not make ice
first thing i did was to turn off the water supply line to the frig,then pulled it away from the wall and removed the cardboard backing at the bottom of the frig.
then i loosened the nut on the supply line to the fill valve removed the two screwsholding in the fill valve,un hooked the two electrical plugs.[i had allready disconected the electric when i pulled the frig out]then i un hooked the other two water line conected to the fill valve,replaced the valve with the new one rehooked everything . the ice machine tube was only a matter of loosining up the nut on the tub takeing off the two nuts on the back of the frig the just pull out the old tude install the new one rehook the water line ,turn the water back on check for leaks get all the air out of the line by using the water despencer in the door and your good to go .
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William from Westerville, OH
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP2188542
The water dispenser was slow and the ice maker did not work.
I determined that the inlet valve was the common device to both the drinking water and the ice maker so I changed that out. That required shutting off the water supply and un plugging the refrigerator. After that as I pulled wire connectors and removed water tubing from the existing part I hooked them to the new inlet valve. This replacement was easy and straight forward. It fixed the drinking water flow, but the ice maker still would not operate. I ordered the complete replacement ice maker and following the included instructions replaced the old one within 20 minutes. The wireing harness on the new part did not need to be changed out. I used the shut off bail from the original unit and I also used the front cover from the original unit as it had instruction / graphics on it which the new unit did not. After several hours we still did not have ice. I read all of the ice maker repair stories and re- looked at the diagrams for the ice maker and decided that there must be a blockage in the ice filler tube. After shutting offf the feed water and un plugging the refrigerator I disconnected the ice maker feed line from the inlet valve and the back of the refrigerator. I could not blow through the tube and on closer inspection I found ice in the part of the tube that goes directly to the ice maker. At last after clearing this our new ice maker is running great and we have all the cold drinking water we need. In retro speck we deffinitley needed the new inlet valve but probably would not have needed the ice maker. However after 12 years of service and the fact we were having some intermittent problems with it leading up to the change out we decided to keep the new ice maker. We definitly will think of PartSelect in the future, their service was excellent.
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michael from longmont, CO
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
4317943, WP2188542
Stopped making ice
Loosen the 2 screws at the top of the icemaker with a nutdriver while holding the unit in place. Remove the single screw at the bottom of the icemaker. Remove the old icemaker after disconnecting.

The replacement unit had the exact connector, I just connected it and put the screws back.

Replacing the valves was also easy. All the connectors and fittings matched perfectly.

I ordered the parts on a Sunday, and they showed up on Tues.

Nice job on the website and providing parts that make it really simple to fix an appliance and save a bunch of money. Thanks!
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Stanley from Norwich, CT
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Wrench set
Parts Used:
WP2188542
no water to the ice maker
made sure the water was off to the applaince and it is unplugged from the outlet, removed the two bolts that hold the water fill valve to the appliance, disconnect the water inlet line, also the two water lines going to the ice maker and the chilled water dispenser. disconnect to 2 electrical connections to the valve, connect the two water lines to to new valve, reconnect the electrical connections reconnect the water supply and attach the water fill valve to the appliance, turn on the water supply, plug into outlet, test for leaks, total time about 10 minutes
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11739118
Manufacturer Part Number: WP2188542
Brand
Model Number
Description
Whirlpool
ED0GTQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED22GWXFN05
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED22GWXFT05
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED22GWXFW05
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2CHQXKB00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2CHQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2CHQXKT00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2GTQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2GTQXKT00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2NTQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED2NTQXKT00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED5CHQXKB00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED5CHQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Whirlpool
ED5CHQXKT00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Inglis
IKQ224300
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Roper
RS22AQXKQ00
Refrigerator - Side-by-side