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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:

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:

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!

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:

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!

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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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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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12 of 21 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: don from Monroe, VA

Ice maker working but not recieving any water. Assumed it was the water inlet valve.

I followed the instructions from the web site video, and was very clear as to the details of my work. It was easy, and have ice cubes again.

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

Water inlet valve was leaking

After watching the repair video on your web site, It too about 20 minutes start to finish to change the valve. It was great to have the video first while I was waiting for the part to be delivered, I would reccomend partselect to everyone . they were great to work with, everything was as it was souposed to be,

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Glenn from Winter Haven, FL

The water dispenser valve did not shut off.

I wasn't sure just where the actual valve was located so I watched the video available where the valve part was listed. I watched the video and did exactly as described and found the repair to be quite easy. I replaced the valve and my problem was solved. Thanks to PartSelect for adding this video with this part listing.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Mansoor from San Jose, CA

Ice maker was not working

I have more than 10 years old Kitchenaid Superba black refrigrator that stop making ice. Initially I saw ice in the inlet tube, so I used hair drayer to melt it and it worked for a week. After that I did not see any more ice and not more water coming into the icemaker, so I ordered a new ice maker. That did not solve the problem. I worked with my old inlet valve and tried to repair it and I messed it up.

I ordered this new inlet valve and and put it in and it worked and ice is good. So I have a new Icemaker and a new inlet valve

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Michael from Hastings, MN

Ice maker wouldn't fill with water but door water worked

1) Removed the two screw holding the valve
2) cut exisiting hoses off old valve
3) put hoses on the new valve
4) reattach valve to refridgerator

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Mark from Dothan, AL

No ice

Took 5 mins. to install. I cut the hose with a razor one at a time then pressed into place. Then removed the wires one at a time so to not get them mixed up. I saved $125 .

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Eugene from Lake City, MI

Water valve cracked in freezing temps

Removed screws from back panel of fridge. Removed old valve. Removed water lines. Re-assembeled. Easy repair. Great directions. (The only thing confusing was the picture when ordering which didn't say that there was a part that needed to be removed for my particular model. My old part looked the same as the picture except yours had an extra part attached.) The directions received DID say to remove the extra connector, though.

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

Inlet valve stuck open

Turned water to ice make off. Removed 2 screws holding inlet valve. Removed 1 water line going in and 2 water lines going out to water dispenser and to ice maker. Reattached water lines back into quick disconnects. Fasented inlet valve back on the frame with the 2 screws and turned water back on. Easy and quick. Thanks to Parts Select for super fast delivery of parts, 24 hours turnaround.
Thanks Jimmy.

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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: Craig from Costa Mesa, CA

No water to ice maker

undo nuts that mount the valve system to the fridge, oh, first unplug the fridge! Cut the plastic lines close to their existing nut or connection and then carefully make a very clean square cut on plastic line. Disconnect the electrical connectors, they are size coordinated to each of the two solenoids and match up to the new ones. Re-connect the electrical connectors, plastic lines (these too are size coordinated) re-mount the valve kit and plug in. Can't get any easier.

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

Ice maker quit working

Removed bottom panel on fridge , removed the two screws holding valve, removed electrical connections and water connections and replaced the wires and tubes and attached the valve to the fridge, replaced lthe panel and the was it in less than fifteen minutes.

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

Ice maker was not getting any water.

Use a 1/4 inch nut driver, took out the old one and put in the new one. After I completed the repair it took a minute for the ice tray to fill up. The video you provided was right on. It made the job very simple.

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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

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

Ice maker fill valve leaking

Replaced part sent. Very simple. Remove old, install new. Everything was one for one the same except connections were the newer push/seal type vs. threaded. It went smooth and corrected the problem

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: stephen from wheeling, IL

Ice maker stopped making ice

I was out with friends who said this may be an easy problem to fix.
So I purchase the Ice Maker Solenoid Water Valve
My mistake was starting this job 8:00 at night.
I was tired after work.
After shutting the water feed and disconnecting the electric, I removed the old solenoid and I started to replace it with the new one. Once replaced, I plugged in the electric and ran down to the basement and turned on the water.

Long story short and after much moping and cleaning up, I realized that it is not wise to reverse the water feed.

When the water feed into the selenoid is placed in the "in" position and the tube to the ice maker is placed in the "out" position on the selenoid ...this job takes less than 15 minutes.

Do it wrong and you too will be cleaning up a watery mess !

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

Ice maker stopped making ice

Removed the old water inlet valve assembly. Verified that the line to the icemaker was not blocked. Installed the new water inlet valve assembly with no issues, and the icemaker started working right away.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Mike from HUXLEY, IA

Drinking water dispenser was flowing very slowly.

I first replaced the housing holding the water filter because during my effort to diagnose the problem I couldn't get the friction fittings to seal back up and they kept leaking. I hoped that replacing the filter housing would affect the flow problem but it didn't. I then replaced the valve. The replacement part was a little different in design than the original part but wasn't too difficult to figure out. My guess is that the original valve has some kind of electric solenoid that wasn't opening all the way. New value solved the problem. No special tools or techniques were required. Just had to unplug water lines and electrical connectors and figure out the way to plug the new valve in.

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