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Water Inlet Valve

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PartSelect Number PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number W10408179
Manufactured by Whirlpool

Note: This valve has been updated by the manufacturer and NO longer includes the removable pre-filter bracket connector. Must be ordered separately part number WPW10445062.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Estate, Crosley, Maytag, Inglis, Roper, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Range.

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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Question:

I have water coming out water in door but not filling ice maker

Fred for model number GS5SHAXNL00
Answer:

Hi Fred, Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like you might want to test your water inlet valve with multi-meter to see if it is still functioning. There are two solenoids on that part. One for the ice maker and one for the water dispenser. Test both sides just to be sure. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

What part needs to be replaced if the water supply line freezes due to excess water filling ice maker? Water supply valve?

Jeffrey for model number GS5SHAXNL00
Answer:

Hello Jeffrey, thank you for contacting us. It could be the water valve. There is also a solenoid in the ice maker that controls the flow of water to prevent overflowing. That could be causing the same issue. PS2341896 Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Icemaker Control Assembly
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Question:

My frig no longer dispensing water in the door. When i press the paddle the light comes but no water.

Claude for model number KSRL25FTSS01
Answer:

Hi Claude, Thank you for your inquiry. There are a couple of parts that you will want to check. First your should check your water inlet valve. There are two solenoids that you will need to make sure are working on that part. Sometimes if you have not replaced your water filter in a long time, that can cause blockage. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

How do you check solenoids on water valve?

Keith for model number ED5KVEXVBO7
Answer:

Hello Keith, thank you for contacting us. There are two solenoids on the water valve. These solenoids are sometimes referred to as coils. There will be two wires attached to each solenoid. Be sure to label each of the wires so that you are able to properly reconnect them later. These wires are held in place with metal slip on connectors. Grasp firmly on each connector, one at a time, to disconnect the wire from the solenoid. Do not pull directly on the wire, pull from the metal connector. Set your multitester to the ohms resistance scale X 1. Place each of the meter's probes to one terminal. Because the reading can vary from brand to brand and from model to model, there is no one reading you should receive. However, if your test produces a reading of infinity, then the solenoid is bad and the water valve should be replaced.

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Question:

My frig is no longer dispensing water in the door but the ice maker works. When i press the paddle i can hear a noise but no water comes out!

susan for model number 106.56692501
Answer:

Hi Susan, Thank you for your inquiry. If your refrigerator is not dispensing water, there are a few parts you will need to look at. The most common part that will fix the issue is the water inlet valve. Some other parts that you will have to look at as well are the water filter, the levers retainer/clip, the water filter housing, the water dispenser fitting and tube assembly, the strain relief, the filter inlet water tube, the ice door kit, the water filter cap, the water reservoir tubing, the ice dispenser door chute, and the water dispenser lever. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

I have no water coming out the dispenser of the door but if i remove the filter it works, but no water to the ice maker

Claude for model number Sexton
Answer:

Hi Claude, Thank you for your inquiry. If there is no water coming out of the dispenser, you will need to check the water inlet valve, the water dispenser actuator, the micro switch and the dispenser control board. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

When I replace the filter water comes out when I pull the old filter out. What could be the problem causing the water to come out before I insert the new filter.

Larry for model number gd5rhaxssoo
Answer:

Hi Larry, Thank you for the question. I suggest turning the water supply off that goes to the appliance before replacing the water filter. Hope this helps!

Question:

The water has been flowing very slow from the door. It makes ice just fine. I did replace the water filter and there was no improvement, would this be the water inlet valve?

Steve for model number GD5THGXKS02
Answer:

Hello Steve, thank you for contacting us. It could be the water inlet valve, you can test that with a multi-meter, the ice maker would still work if the water was slow it would just take longer to fill. Good luck with the repair!

Question:

Water dispenser in door did not want to stop running water after I changed the filter , I cut the water off and then back on and I got it to stop, is this a water inlet valve going bad and if so what part number do I need thanks

David for model number ksrb25fkss01
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for the question. Yes it sounds like the valve is stuck open and needs to be replaced. Part number is PS3497634. Good luck with the repair!

Question:

The plastic pieceto the water line to the ice maker is cracked on the back of the refrigerator not sure where the manufacturer #is

Sharon
Answer:

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your inquiry. The most common place to find the model number in a refrigerator is in the upper right or left hand corner in the refrigerator or freezer section. It could also be on the cabinet door jamb, behind a lower crisper drawer or behind the lower crisper drawer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Our KitchenAid side by side fridge started leaking water yesterday. We noticed that the water was coming from an overflow in the drip pain below the fridge. We were going to start by trying to replace our water filter but since the water dispenser does not work, we have no way of flushing the filter so it can be useable for our ice maker. The water dispenser went out about 1 year ago but our ice maker still works. In your opinion do you think that we should first try to repair our water dispenser, and see if that may resolve the "leak" or accumulation of water in the drip pan? If not, do you have another suggestion as to which part we should try to replace first? Thanks in advance for any direction you can provide!

Joni for model number KSRS25FGWH01
Answer:

Hi Joni, Thank you for your inquiry. The evaporator tray is used to collect the excess water from the cooling system to prevent water from leaking on to your floor. If there is an issue with too much water going into the tray you may need to check to see if the cooling system is working correctly. If your water dispenser has not worked for over a year I would have that fixed as well so your refrigerator is in good working order. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Hi i have a Whirlpool side by side, the ice maker is not making ice so i jumped the motor to run a cycle and it ran 360 degrees, i pulled the water supply, turned it on and the water ran fine. I then disconnected the line that runs from the valve to the ice maker and it was not plugged. I feel that the valve to the ice maker needs to be replaced?

Mike for model number ED25QFHB01
Answer:

Hello Mike, thank you for contacting us. The ice maker has a solenoid that controls the water valve to fill the ice maker. If your main inlet water valve is working then it would be that solenoid in the ice maker control assembly part number PS2341896 Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Icemaker Control Assembly

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bryan from Taylor, MI

Ice maker water overflowed/ cracked drawer support

Followed the video, removed the cardboard backing and disconnected the lines. My lines were nut and ferrule so i had to trim them back some for the push locks to work properly. everything went on nice and easy. turn on the water and I was making ice instead of a mess! The drawer went in even easier! It just slid right in.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Charles from New Orleans, LA

Leaking water dispenser

Remove and replace just as described in info video; replacement valve was revised type fittings but installed without any modification.
Only extra wrinkle was line to filter began leaking, but renewed with spare line supplied with replacement valve.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Dominick from Oak Hill, VA

Ice maker did not make ice

This was actually a two-parter.

I jumped on PartSelect (luckily) and read through the many helpful guides to trouble-shoot my problem. I first thought it might be the controlling unit circuit boards, until I happen-stanced upon the great tip of first checking the resistance to the water valves. Voila ... one of the valves read 500 ohms ... the one to the freezer said 3 ohms! That valve is clearly marked as to which valve goes to which water supply. I then watched the GREAT video on what I should expect. After ordering the part and getting the fridge back out, I spent a maximum of 6 minutes. EVERYTHING worked as advertised ... except it STILL wouldn't make ice. (I knew the valve was good as I ohm checked before installing. So I again searched the trouble-shooting databases. Computer boards? NO! Some nice lady mentioned that someone told her that if the ice tongs were point aft, it was a problem with the timing motor which is part of the controller inside the motor that turns the tongs.

So ... it was back to pulling the ice-maker unit and checking for broken parts. WELL ... factor installer evidently jammed the unit into the track on either end of the icemaker so I spent about 1/2 hr removing the two screws off the ice-maker door and more than gently prodding on the ice-maker to free it off it's tracks. You ONLY have to remove the 1 screw from the back, bottom right to gently prod the cover off the electrical connector. With that removed and the unit slide off the sliders (watch that left hand tong that latches to the bottom left side). Holding the unit in one hand you'll need to pry the catch up from the front of the connector and slide apart. With the unit on your favorite counter, you can NOW remove the other three screws from the bottom of the unit that are holding the ice maker unit to the tray. Pry the white cover off the motor unit and remove the three screws holding the motor to the unit and tong shaft. Note as others have, that when you install the new motor unit, you'll need to ensure the half-round tong rod fits correctly into the motor assembly. Now it's a matter of reversing all the foregoing and sliding the unit back into the freezer. Took me 1/2 hour to remove this unit and 6 minutes to re-install. Let's hear it for the old assembly line!!

My wife thought I was a genius and it only cost $140 for the parts!! YAY PartSelect!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Calvin from Boise, ID

Ice maker quit making ice

First I would like to thank PartSelect for getting the part to me so fast. The repair was easy just rolled frig out pulled lower cover off to expose valve, about 8 screws. Turned water and power took off valve, 2 more screws. Pulled electrical conectors off pushed in on water lines hold down on push in water and pull out lines, put in new valve it takes about 15 to 20 min.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jason from Bayville, NY

No ice

I replaced the valve but the problem turned out to be the emitter/receiver
Whirlpool/kitchenaid gave little or no help

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Jason from Macomb, MI

Ice maker stopped working

First I removed all the screws holding the cardboard cover on the back. Then remove the 2 screws on the right holding the valve. Remove the water lines one at a time as described in the included instructions and place them into the new valve. Then do the sale with the electrical connectors. Don't forget to turn the water off first and turn it back on when you are done.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from Evans, GA

Ice maker not making ice

After replacing a broken icemaker, I determined that there was no water coming from the water inlet valve. To do that I used a barbecue fork to evenly pop the pressure washer back from the water line fitting and no water came out. After receiving the new filter it took about 15 minutes to replace the new water inlet valve. Tried to use a flat screw driver to pry the pressure washer away and broke one of them so went back to the BBQ fork and got the rest of the fittings off with no problem. popped the new fittings on. Then the electrical connectors and two screws to mount back on the fridge. Plugged it in and leak checked the fittings. Took 5 big cups of water out to get the air out of the system and now everything works.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Tammey from Milaca, MN

Water leaking under refrigerator

Watched the video, took the backing off of lower part of refrigerator. Unhooked the parts just like the video showed, put new part in, and shazam! It worked!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from Downingtown, PA

Valve was leaking into ice maker

Followed on line instructions when searching for repair of water inlet valve for Kitchenaid refrigerator. Perfect instructions and an easy fix.
Pulled fridge out. Turned off water supply. Removed cardboard backing on bottom rear of fridge. Removed old valve on right hand side. Removed hoses by pushing in on the rings and holding then pulling out hoses. Installed new valve being sure to push hoses the whole way into vale. Turned on water to check for leaks then replaced cardboard. About 20 minutes total.
Keep some towels ready for the water that comes out of the hoses. Don't worry about matching hoses, they are different sizes and easy to identify. I recommend removing the entire cardboard backing of the fridge so it is kept in good condition.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Carol from Anchorage, AK

Bought refrigerator from employee for office

Just want to say that the online instructions and video was great. It made the job easy to complete. Our part was shipped same day as ordered and overnighted. We had ice and water that by lunch that day.

Thanks for great customer service.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: lisa from warsaw, IL

Ice make not making ice

the repair went really well. easy to do. delivery of part was made in good time. thank you

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from Spencerport, NY

Perodic water leak

Just like the video. Had to remove the extra valve as it was not needed. When I removed the larger tube could see where the water was leaking from as tube did not fit tightly like the others.

Time was less than 15 min.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Diane from East Longmeadow, MA

Refrigerator must have frozen prior to getting to our house

First I pulled the part out and disconnected the water tubes and installed the new part and hooked up the water hoses and done in less than 15 minutes, this sight is a godsend! It is our second repair done on our own in less than the time it would take to make the call and explain the problem to the appliance store. WOW

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Wain from Valrico, FL

No water to ice maker

I shut off water to the fridge and then unplugged it. I used an adjustable wrench to remove the water line from the unit. I took a 1/4-inch nut driver and removed the screws holding the access panel and the 2 screws that hold the unit to the fridge. I disconnected the 2 electrical connections and all the tubing going into the unit. I reconnected the electrical and the tubing and reattached the unit to the fridge then replaced the access panel. I reattached the water line, plugged fridge back in and turned on the water. I flushed the line for about 2 minutes. It was a very easy process. It took approximately 5 hours for the first cubes of ice to drop so be patient.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Fred from Pueblo West, CO

Ice maker solinoid stopped working

Researched the "Exploded" view of the part on PartSelect. Turned off the water supply to the solinoid unit and shut off the ice maker. Removed the two screws holding the solinoid into place. Remove the existing water line from the old unit (they are slip in/slip out type) and pushed the existing water line onto the new unit. Turned the water supply back on to check for leaks (none were found) and turn the ice maker back on and waited for a couple of cycles to clear the air out of the lines. The ice maker appears to be working better then before. Maybe the old solinoid was try to tell me something (could not keep up with ice demand) before it went out.

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