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Water Inlet Valve

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PartSelect Number PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number W10408179
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This water inlet valve is a manufacturer-approved replacement part for your refrigerator. This part contains the valve and the supply line. To complete this repair, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and a utility knife. Disconnect power to the refrigerator before beginning this repair, and pull the fridge out to access the back.

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

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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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:

Hello - my freezer is leaking water on the inside of the freezer and the water is pooling and refreezing under the bottom removable storage bin. Ice maker, ice dispenser and water dispenser all work fine and i can't see a leak as it is small. It takes a couple days for the bottom of the freezer to fill with water and refreeze. It fills up faster if i am making ice or running filtered water, so my guess is that it is leaking while the unit is calling for water. It doesn't appear to leak when ice/water are not being dispensed

Jeff for model number ED5VHGXMB10
Answer:

Hi Jeff, Thank you for your question. The most common parts that cause leaking inside of your freezer are your ice maker and water lines. I would suggest really taking a look at those parts. If it is not that it may be something that you have inside your freezer that is leaking. You could test your thermostat to see if it is working. Perhaps when your freezer is being defrosted, it defrosts too much? If you need more assistance, you may have to contact your manufacturer. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

I emailed a few minutes ago about our ice maker not working. We have replaced the icemaker control assembly and the water inlet valve. Still no ice. I forgot to mention that next to the on/off switch for the ice maker, there is a red flashing light. I noticed that someone in their question said something about this light - but didn't explain what it means. Could the red flashing light tell us something about our ice maker not working? Thanks again! I really appreciate your service. Kathy

Kathy for model number ksrp25fnss00
Answer:

Hi Kathy, Thank you for the question. The red light is for the Emitter and Receiver Boards. These boards tell the ice maker to fill and dump ice and when it is time to make more.To test the board you need to open the freezer door and look at the status LED on the right hand side. Make sure the ice maker control is turned “ON”. The status LED should blink twice, pause, and then repeat,blink blink…. pause, blink blink… pause.Next with the freezer door open, hold down the flapper door on the left side to unblock the optics beam. With the optics unblocked, the LED should light up and stay lit with no blinking. If the status LED continues to blink twice , then you have defective optic boards and they will need to be replaced.If there is no LED light on, then the ice maker could be in “harvest” mode. Hold down the freezer light switch, the status LED should flash every second while in harvest mode. If the LED light still does not flash, then the optic control boards will need to be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Ice maker stopped working after replacing the water filter. Water still works from the door, seems like no water is going to the ice maker. I can fill the ice maker by hand so i know the icemaker is working.

Andre for model number 10658963700
Answer:

Hi Andre, Thank you for your question. There could be an air pocket inside your water line after replacing the filter. If you can, turn off your ice maker and the back on again and see if that will help it push the air pocket out. You may also want to double check your water inlet valve as well. You have two solenoids on your appliance. One for your water and one for your ice maker. It could be that the solenoid for your ice maker has failed. You can test that with a multi meter. 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!

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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:

Refrig has upper and lower icemaker and water dispenser. Water dispenser works fine, lower ice maker works fine, but top ice maker no ice. Motor runs when dispenser depressed but doesn't sound like any water getting to icemaker. Does this model have a separate water valve for each ice maker or does one control all? If u think it is a faulty valve do u sell? Faulty ice maker do u sell? Thanks for your assistance.

Tom for model number RF268ABWP
Answer:

Hi Tom, Thank you for the question. There is one valve with separate solenoids for each ice maker. The full valve will need to be replaced. PartSelect Number PS4175393.Hope this helps!

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Question:

Water line that comes out the water inlet valve going to the ice maker keeps blowing off spilling water on floor. What could cause this. I install the line , turn water on and in a day or so the hose pops back off again. Blew through the hose going to the icemaker, all clear.

David for model number ED5FHGXKQ02
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the end of the line to see if there is any wear that might be causing the line to be lose and not fit properly. Hope this helps!

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Question:

I have replaced the water inlet valve but still no water at the door or ice machine. Can take the water filter out and i get water at the door"puzzled"

Timothy for model number ed5lvaxb00
Answer:

Hi Timothy, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you may need to replace your water filter. Sometimes when it gets older it can give your appliance trouble getting water to your ice maker and your water dispenser. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

Just installed new ice maker. Instructional video was great. But I'm not getting ice.The well of the ice maker on the side where the water comes in, gets some water in the first ice cube mold, but it freezes and no ice comes out. Water is not getting all the way across and filling up all of the ice cube molds. What do i do?

Michael for model number GS5SHAXSL00
Answer:

Hi Michael, Thank you for the question. If the ice maker is not getting ice I suggest testing the Water Inlet Valve,PartSelect Number: PS3497634 with a multi meter. If the valve is defective it will not release the water into the ice maker. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Ice cube tray is overfilling,ice cubes are froze together. Is it valve or is there a fill level adjustment or the ps2341896 part.Not sure which part I need?

Daniel for model number GD5RHAXNQ00
Answer:

Hi Daniel, Thank you for the question. You can check the fill cup on the back of the icemaker. make sure it is moving freely.If the fill cup is ok then I suggest replacing the Water Inlet Valve. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Hi, emailed before on my icemaker not working, found out line was frozen. Took ice maker out and cleaned out the lines from both ends. Than reinstalled the ice maker and unplugged it for 5 min, turned everything back on and now ice maker is not working whereas before i can pour water in it and it would make ice. Everything is plug back in and water seem to work...sos.

Andre for model number 10658963700
Answer:

Hi Andre, Thank you for the question. It can take a few hours for the ice maker to cycle back on. I suggest waiting a bit and if it is still not working try unplugging it and plugging it back in.Hope this helps!

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Question:

Water dispenser at the door keep dripping a small amount or water after being used icemaker work fine

Butch for model number ED5FHGXNQ00
Answer:

Hello Butch, thank you for contacting us. It is common over time for the water valve to become faulty and not be able to hold back the water pressure from the home causing some leaks, It may need to be replaced to fix the leak. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Just emailed you and found a question about the flashing red light. The status led blinks twice, pause, and then repeat, blink blink…. Pause, blink blink… pause. With the freezer door open, i held down the flapper door on the left side to unblock the optics beam. With the optics unblocked, the led light up and stayed lit with no blinking. Does this give you any additional information?

Bob for model number KSRP25FSMS01
Answer:

Hi Bob, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the ice maker control assembly, the ice maker, the emitter and receiver boards, the water inlet valve and the water filter. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

My freezer has never poured water very quickly, like a drizzle to fill up a glass and the ice made like a shell of an ice cube for ice. I figured that something is restricted in the flow. I am thinking that it needs new valves or something, so i am looking at the valve parts for my fridge model. Does it seem like i am on the right path?

Keith for model number ED5VHEXVQ08
Answer:

Hi Keith, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the control bracket, the micro switch, the water inlet valve and the water filter. You may also need to check the tubing to see if there are any obstructions. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

When ice maker dumps the ice and starts to refill with water sometimes water will not stop wets everything in freezer and floods floor whats the problem

James for model number GD5PHAXMS10
Answer:

Hi James, Thank you for your inquiry. Based on what you described, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the water inlet valve the water tubing, and the ice maker. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

My appliance will not send water to the icemaker unit. Is my problem the water inlet valve?"

Bob for model number KSRP25FSMS01
Answer:

Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. It could actually be your valve or your ice maker. I would advise checking your water valve first. It is the easiest thing to test. If your ice maker is showing fine, it may be your ice maker that is the issue. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

In replacing water line from valve to filter the red plastic collar on push-in fitting broke. Can this be replaced without having to replace valve?

Donald Worley for model number 10658529700
Answer:

Hello Donald, thank you for contacting us. That is not a replaceable part. You would need to purchase the whole valve to get that. Good luck with the repair!

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Question:

Replaced filter, water valve but water dispenser still dripping overnight.What next?

Andy for model number GD5PHAXMS10
Answer:

Hi Andy, Thank you for the question, I suggest replacing the tubing in the dispensers, PartSelect Number PS886371. The tubing you have now has a Anti Drip Valve and they have since discontinued this valve and replaced it with a new line.The new updated water tubing should fix the issue. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Fill a glass with water from the door water keeps dripping till it fills the tray then on the floor.This dripping will fill a glass overnight.

Mike for model number ED2VHEXVQ01
Answer:

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

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Question:

Ice maker stopped dispensing ice. Took off icemaker cover and found ice in the dispenser but the white rotating arms that look to be what pushes the cubes out won't rotate. It only moves about a 1/4 of an inch, if that. The "wheel" on the outside that says do not rotate manually won't turn at all. Yes, i did try to rotate it manually just to see. Do i need a motor?

Misty for model number WSF26C3EXF01
Answer:

Hi Misty, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you may need to replace your motor. You are not supposed to rotate it manually because that could possible break the internal components of your motor. However in your case, it sounds more like the ice build up might have been the cause of the part breaking. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

After an extended period of no ice-making operations on my kitchenaide refrigerator, i just replaced two faulty freezer "optics boards" and now have good diagnostic light patterns. Problem is, my ice maker will not fill with water (or do anything for that matter). I do get water through the door water function. I'm guessing this is due to a faulty water inlet valve. My goal was not to replace every part in this ice-making assembly, however i am not enthused about this latest development.

Ed for model number KSCS25INSS00
Answer:

Hi Ed, Thank you for your inquiry. If you have just replaced the optics boards then it may take up to 24 hours for the ice maker to make ice. If this is not the case then you may have to replace the water inlet valve. 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:

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!

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 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:

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!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: GLENN from ORLAND PARK, IL

Was not making ice

take out ice bucket, just loosen the top 2 screws, remove the bottom screw, slide ice maker up & out, srewdriver to release wiring harness clip, reverse to put back in. was very simple. did not install water inlet kit yet. water under fridge stopped after i changed the ice maker.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Mark from Wolfeboro, NH

When the remote water was turned on, water was pouring onto floor from rear of refrigerator

First I unplugged the fridge, then using the socket set I removed the cardboard shield from the lower rear of the refrigerator. I located the leaking water from a cracked solenoid water valve just inside the lower cavity directly behind the water intake line. Removing the valve was a snap - most of the valve plastic compression couplings unscrewed and came off. The metal compression fittings required an adjustable wrench and a pair of pliers to hold the solenoid unit steady. A couple of hex nuts kept the solenoid bolted to the refrigerator frame and came off easily with the socket. Two simple push-on electrical plugs came right off just by pulling on them. The new valve unit wasn't exactly like the original one. It had push-on instead of compression water fittings and the plugs were oriented differently. I recommend studying which water lines entered which port on the valve because I was a little unsure after I took the old one apart (whoops). After figuring out how to put it pack together, the push-on water fittings were even easier, and the unit was scewed back into place on the fridge frame. The electric plugs have different sized contacts so you can't mix them up. I put the cardboard shield back on. Viola!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jerry from Cooper City, FL

Ice maker would't fill with water

I first read your forum which was extremely helpful! I checked the continuity of the electromagnetic valve and got a 0 reading on the ice fill valve. The valve next to it which is for the water in the door had a 300ohm reading on my meter. This meant there was a broken wire somewhere in the coil which confirmed the valve was bad. I tried to get the part locally but was told it was on back order! Ordered it thru Part Select at the regular shipping rates and to my surprise it arrived the very next day!
The valve was the new style where you push in the tubing until it locks. I carefully trimmed each tube square with a sharp razor knife, the old valve used plastic compression fittings which had to be cut off.One of the inlet tubes was smaller than the opening on the valve. I then noticed that there was a reducer in the box that snapped into place making the line a perfect fit! Even though the inlet valve looked different than the original it was an easy installation. After replacing it, I had ice again! Totally impressed with the service and how quickly they shipped the parts on the same day! I will never again run around town trying to find parts! Thanks to all of the hard working employees at Part Select!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from Franksville, WI

Water slowly leaking from fill tube- overflowing ice tray

unplugged fridge, turned off water supply, disconnected water supply line (towel to catch drainage). remove cardboard lower panel from back of fridge. remove 2 bolts holding existing water inlet valve assy to fridge. Disconnect 2 electric plugs from assy. water lines disconnect using push/pull method (mark where they go). If any water tube line has any surface imperfections trim off a small length of line using a razor knife (cut tubing perpendicular (or "square" )on the end. I had to remove small unused part from the new water inlet valve assy. Insert the 3 water lines to the correct spots: push them on,fully, give a tug to make sure they are connected fully. Reattach the 2 electrical plugs.Bolt the unit back in place. I connected the water & plugged it in, filled about 10 glasses of water and made sure an ice cycle ran, to check for leaks (none found). I cleaned off some of the dust on the back of the fridge, reattached the cardboard lower piece. and listened to the sweet sound of Ice filling, and not my wallet emptying to the service man!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Trent from Richmond, VA

No water from front dispenser, ice still working

First checked to make sure the water reserve line inside fridge wasn't frozen (soaked coil at back of fridge in a container of warm water for 10 min). That seemed fine and icemaker was still working so assumed that portion of the water inlet valve feeding water line wasn't working. Video on PartSelect website showing how to replace the valve was spot on and gave me confidence to install myself. Part arrived within two days and installation was done in a snap exactly as shown in video. All the lines & wire harnesses fit perfectly, water & ice working great, and I couldn't be more pleased.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Barbara from Heath, TX

No water flow to ice maker. Motor works perfectly.

After cutting supply line to ice maker and using syringe to back feed ice maker discharge outlet- I learned that there was no freeze blockage in supply.
Using nut driver, the valve was removed and electrical and water lines removed and reinstalled on new valve.
Reinstallation of assembly using nut driver completed the whole repair in less than 5 minutes.
The part was a perfect match.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Franklin, MA

Old water inlet valve would not close completely, resulting in incessant leaks & puddles on the floor...

I removed the cardboard backer board at the bottom rear of the refrigerator. I had to remove two screws to free the old inlet valve from the frame. The old water tube fittings were compression (screw on) type, so I cut the ends off cleanly with a sharp blade. They inserted into the valve holes easily - just needed a good push to lock them in solidly. The tubes are different sizes, so it was easy to know which one goes in which hole - the electric connectors were easy to transfer from old to new... screwed the new valve back onto the frame, re-installed the cardboard backer, flushed the system -- and no more leaks!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: John from Vernon, CT

Ice maker stopped making ice (no water)

The repair was made simply by removing the old broken Water Inlet Valve (two screws and 4 tubes) and replacing it with the new one. All the tubes and wiring are the same so it was relatively easy to replace. Now we have fresh made ice again

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

Water running out of cold water in freezer door

took back of refrigerator, removed water lines, removed electrical connections. removed 2 screws holding water valve, replaced water valve, replaced electrical connection, replaced water lines. Put back on refrigerator. Tested water on freezer door. Didn't work, had to take refrigerator back off again and check the electrical. I didn't get one of the connection put on securely, Put back on refrigerator, check water on freezer door. It worked. Make sure the electrical connection are connected this will sav you about 10 minutes of repair time

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Roger from Kelleys Island, OH

Icemaker solenoid valve froze and broke

Removal of the old assembly went quickly once I
understood about the "push and release" tubing
connectors. The exception was the connection from the water inlet assembly to the water filter which uses a different diameter connection at the inlet end, and would not "push and release".
So to install the new valves, I simply by passed
the old inlet assembly and used the extra push
splicer furnished in the kit for the water inlet to the
filter. All the other connections were easy push ins.
Next time will be 1/2 hour maximum!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: McManus from Palm Coast, FL

No water to icemaker

Unplug refridge, shut off water supply, remove backing. Remove two screws holding in valve, pull out valve and remove water lines. Have towel to wipe up very little water that leaks out. Unplug electric sources, remove old valve. Take new valve , plug in electric sources, push in water supply until they bottom out, attach bracket to back of refridge. Replace backing, turn on water supply, plug in and bleed lines.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Tisha from Tucson, AZ

The water dispenser stopped working

Review the video on parts select. Do this first!

The actual repair took less than 30 minutes, including pulling out the refrigerator, performing the repair, and replacing the refrigerator.

Remove the screws holding the cardboard backing to the bottom rear of the refrigerator. Remove the screws holding the pump in place. Remove the electrical connectors and the water hoses from the pump. I needed the wrench to disconnect and reconnect the main inlet hose. Hook everything back up (the sizes of hoses and connectors are different). Replace the cardboard backing. Done!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: John from Nicholasville, KY

Ice maker would not fill with water

Resistance on solenoid for water to ice maker measured low (5 ohms). I assumed the coil insulation had degraded because there was almost a short with such low resistance. Replaced the water inlet valve kit and ice maker filled with water and everything worked great. I had to cut the ends of the hoses because my model use compression fittings and this new valve kit used the push on fittings. No leaks no problems. The cables plugged in the opposite direction from the old valve kit, so I had to re-route the cable a little and create slack by removing from 1 cable clamp.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: tim from Lincoln, NE

Ice cubes, but no water...drips under freezer door

A service man who came to the house for another job said it was common for one solenoid on the inlet valve to fail while the other still worked, which explained why it would refill the ice maker but not dispense water. It was easy enough to unscrew the old valve from the frig frame and unscrew the and the tubing. The valve is oriented a little differently, but there was still room for it and enough tubing to reach the connections. Seems to me colors for the new water/ice controls were not exactly the same, so I would make a note of them (by following the tubing) when you disconnect them. The newer style push-in connectors were easy to hook up once I trimmed the a half inch or so from the end that had been crimped by the older compression fittings. Once I started using the water again, the occassional small puddles of water under the freezer door hinge disappeared. I was told this can happen when you stop using the water, and the water remaining in the tube that runs up thru the freezer door can freeze and thaw, producing a sweat that runs down the tube and out the hinge.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Customer: Mark from Laguna Hills, CA

Warm door jambs and also leaking in the freezer

After diagnosing two problems (Hot door jambs between the fridge and freezer, as well as excessive leaking in the freezer) I ordered the parts online. I received a new condenser fan kit and a new water inlet valve. Both were easy to replace. The hardest part was getting the old condenser fan out of the fridge, but I took off the fan blade first, and pulled that out, then I was able to get the fan motor out. The water inlet valve was pretty easy as well, just make sure that you shut the water off completely. I made the mistake of only turning it a quarter turn at the valve on the wall when I should have made a half turn on the valve. Slight water mess in the kitchen, but if that's the worst thing that happened on this repair, then I'm OK with that. Both were easy to replace and the cost saved of not having to call a repairman was the extra added bonus.

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PartSelect Number: PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number: W10408179
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