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Water Inlet Valve – Part Number: W10408179
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Water Inlet Valve

Product Description

Water Inlet Valve Specifications

  • The water inlet valve provides water for the ice maker and water dispenser

  • Blue, Green, Red

  • Approximately 6.5 inches long and 3 inches wide

  • Plastic, Metal

  • Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Kit

  • Water inlet valve, tubing and coupling included

  • The water inlet valve is located at the back of the refrigerator, and connects to the water supply

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Leaking, Ice maker not making ice, Not dispensing water, Ice maker won’t dispense ice.

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Estate, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Roper.

Part # W10408179 replaces these:

1938614, 2186486, 2188622, 2188708, 2188746, 2205762, 2255457, 2304757, 2304833, 2315534, 4389177, AP5263471, W10408179, W10408179VP.

What does this part do:

The water inlet valve provides water for the ice maker and water dispenser.

Why does this part break:

This can break from material fatigue or normal use.

What happens when this part breaks:

If you water inlet valve is malfunctioning, you could be getting a lack of water to the inside of your refrigerator. Your ice maker may not produce cubes or your water dispenser may not work.

Attaches to:

The water inlet valve is located at the back of the refrigerator, and connects to the water supply.

Replace part if:

The water inlet valve must be replaced if the solenoids no longer have continuity or the valve has internal blockage.
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Part Videos
Difficulty: Easy | Tools Required: Nutdriver,Screw drivers
Repair Tip: This valve has been updated by the manufacturer and no longer includes the removable pre-filter bracket connector. The connector must be ordered separately.

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Customer Repair Stories
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GLENN from ORLAND PARK, IL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10408179, 4317943
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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Mark from Wolfeboro, NH
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Jerry from Cooper City, FL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Barbara from Heath, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
EDR5RXD1, W10408179
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.

Thanks
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Michael from Franksville, WI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Trent from Richmond, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Socket set
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Robert from Franklin, MA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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John from Vernon, CT
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Jackie from Niota, TN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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McManus from Palm Coast, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10408179
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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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number: W10408179
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