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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:

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:

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!

Most Recent

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:

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:

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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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Herbert from GRETNA, LA

Dripping from water dispenser

Disconnected power; Removed cover; removed screws holding valve; took out valve; removed electrical connections; removed water hoses from valve; trimmed off hoses then reversed the procedure. It was that simple. LESS than 30 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Peter from BREESPORT, NY

Would not make ice

Pull refrigerator from wall shut water off to ice and water dispenser unplug refrigerator remove cardboard back remove water inlet valve reverse to install new valve had to take hair drier to thaw out water tube in freezer about twenty minutes before it started making ice

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: LARRY from CAMAS, WA

No water to front door, no water to ice maker

I followed the directions in the video. The repair was not difficult. The water flow came back to the front door dispenser, but I couldn't get water to the ice maker.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Juliet from Manassas, VA

The valve was cracked and leaking

Pulled the old valve off and went to put in the new one. They two valves are slightly different but in the end, it worked and everything is fine.

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

No ice

I first discovered the problem when there was water on my floor.I found out that the icemaker had quit making ice, but I still had water in the door. I filled the icemaker manually with water to see if it would make ice, which it would not. I ordered and I installed the icemaker, which was only 3 screws with the nutdriver and remove the power harness which took about 15 minutes (very easy), but it would still not make ice. I then ordered the water inlet valve kit. When I received this part, the first thing I did was watch the video on how to replace it. I cannot stress enough that you should watch the video first!!! After that it took 10 minutes to replace the new valve and I had ice again.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Eugene from CLINTON, LA

Freezer failing to make ice cubes

The video is not realistic in showing the insertion of the tubes into the compression connections. There are o ring that the tubes must go into to seal the water line and prevent leakage. I had to place a cloth over line to make a forceful insertion into the valve and past the o ring. The plastic lines are slick and when wet they are hard to hold. It continued to leak and only after three times it stopped leaking. The white plastic connection is the real problem connection and it only leaks when the water is sent to the freezer. you can hear the opening and the little pump operating.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Curt from Somerton, AZ

Not making ice

Shut off the water, removed old valve, installed new valve, turned water back on.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Blaine from LIMESTONE, TN

No water coming in to icemaker

JUST AS THE VIDEO ON YOUR WEB SHOWED

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Aiden from ELMHURST, NY

Low water flow from refrigerator

Followed the instructions with the part.pretty simple and it fixed the problem.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joni R from AUSTIN, TX

Ice maker had been overfilling and making icicles, then it quit makimg ice completely.

This site parts were almost exact duplicates for the original. No modifications were necessary. I watched the videos...and thank you parts select for having those! I am somewhat a bull in a china shop when it comes to working on items, as I have a heavy construction background, so sometimes I tend to get frustrated with plastic type parts and ending up breaking them. The videos showed exactly how to do it, so that prevented any frustration. After watching the videos, I replaced the ice maker, then replaced the inlet water valve. It was easy. While you have the cardboard back off the rear to the fridge, pull the bottom grill off the front and use a brush and vacuum cleaner or air compressor, if you happen to have one, to clean the coils. It was easy. I saved about $250 doing this myself. THANK YOU ! Regards, Jim

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Thomas from HAMBURG, NJ

Water leaking from back of frig

Replaced water inlet valve for ice maker

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Parts Used:
  • Water Inlet Valve
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Edwin from CARROLLTON, TX

I installed the water inlet valve

After completing the installation I plugged the fridge in and turned the water back on and the water would not stop running, what a mess inside the freezer.

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Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
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Customer: DAVE from SUSANVILLE, CA

No water to ice maker

changed out all parts needed still not working

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DENNIS from SAPPHIRE, NC

Slow drip at water dispenser

Used provided instruction sheet and site instruction video.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: ALEX from EVANS, GA

Leaking icemaker

Replace the the Water Inlet Valve first if your ice maker is leaking. It does no good to replace the ice maker because the new one will leak as well. The inlet valve controls the water to the ice maker and the valve is considerably less expensive anyway. It is an easy fix as well.

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