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Water Inlet Valve 242252603

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PartSelect Number PS7784017
Manufacturer Part Number 242252603
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Water Inlet Valve Specifications

If you notice that the ice maker in your refrigerator is leaking or is not making or dispensing ice, you may need to replace the water inlet valve. When energized, the water inlet valve releases water from the supply line into the ice mold. The water inlet valve is in the back of your refrigerator so you will need to pull the fridge out from the wall before completing this repair. To complete this job, you will need a 1/2 inch wrench, a 1/4 inch nut driver and a utility knife. If your old inlet valve has a screw-in fitting, you may need to simply cut the end of the hose to fit in the new part. Be sure to disconnect both the water and power supply from the refrigerator prior to beginning this repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Ice maker not making ice | Leaking | Ice maker won’t dispense ice | Not dispensing water
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Crosley.
Part# 242252603 replaces these:
AP5671756, 2705494, 242252603, 218475600, 218720400, 240380301, 240519601, 241803701, 241803703, 5303289068, 5303304971, 7240519601, 7241803701
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The water valve for the ice maker was bad
Pulled the refrigerator out from the wall. Then unplugged it took my nutdriver with a1/4" socket on it and took out the screws from the cardboard back on the bottom of the refrigerator. Then I removed the two screws holding the water valve on. Then I unscrewed the supply water line from the main water inlet valve. Then I removed the outlet waterline going to the ice maker from the water valve. Then I reversed the procedure to put it back together. Hooked up the main water line and turned the water valve on for the water to flow to the valve at first nothing happened had to wait for a couple of hours for everything else to get to the right temperature before the ice maker would start making ice.
Other Parts Used:
Refrigerator Ice Maker Assembly Water Inlet Valve
  • frank from GRAND ISLAND, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Icemaker stopped making ice and i knew it wasnt the mechanism since I could hear that working when I unplugged and plugged the unit back on.
I found a couple of videos online of a similar product fix to get a lay of the land. When I got the part, I unplugged the unit and turned off the water. It was easy to take off the back panel and remove the old water intake valve to swap it out for the new one. Once I attached everything again I could see that the valve was taking up water but it didnt seem to be going all the way to the icemaker. I gave it some time and by the next day, there was fresh ice!
  • Jennifer from BUFFALO, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Ice maker not making ice
Pulled unit away from wall and shut off water and unplugged unit. Installed water valve and reassembled, plugged back in and turned on water and checked for leaks. All good. However there is no water getting into the ice maker. The unit itself is going thru a cycle of attempting to make ice and the bail is moving and you can hear the solenoid activate but no water. I have tried to blow thru the tube going to the maker but it seems to be plugged by something. I do not know if there is another valve up there or how to clean it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • William from HOUSTON, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Water inlet valve stuck open
Turned off water to inlet valve. Unbolted valve from back of unit, disconnect water supply line from valve, disconnected water line to ice maker. Put on new compression ring around water supply line. Pressed ice maker line into new valve, installed valve back on unit, then connected main supply line to valve. Works like a charm.
  • Robert from GUNTERSVILLE, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench (Adjustable)
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The fan had stopped spinning. According to the internet it should spin freely if I use my hand, but it wouldn't.
After pulling the fridge away from the wall and opening the paper backing on the bottom, I could see the motor. It's affixed to 3 metal ribs by 3 small screw/nuts. There is also a 12" wiring harness that led to a simple disconnect. Removing the disconnect and the 3 nuts was easy. However, there was no room to remove the motor with the fan attached. Between frame parts, the drip pan below, the ribs, and small, delicate copper tubing that can't get bent, it wouldn't fit thru any openings. So we rotated the motor inside the framework until the blade faced out, then reached in with a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the washer. Removing the washer is easy, it's just difficult to reach. With the washer off the fan was out of the way and very carefully (it was tight) the motor came out. Reverse was the same issue. Motor tight going in, not a lot of room to maneuver fan onto motor, and needed needle nose to tighten washer again. Make sure you tighten the washer before you install the motor on the prongs. Otherwise you need to remove it from the ribs, twist it to face you, then reinstall it on the prongs. Also, I felt I was stripping the nuts into the new motor. Turns out the holes in the motor aren't tapped. i realized the nuts are self tapping once I looked at them. I'm a big time DIYer and this wasn't bad at all. If your motor/fan assembly comes out whole, it's even easier.
  • Patrick from RICHWOOD, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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After installing new ice maker water was not running into the ice maker.
Shut off water supply under the sink. Removed old valve and installed new valve. Turned water back on and within a couple hours the first batch of ice made.
  • Leah from Tecumseh, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Ice maker stopped working
Took off old part and installed new part
  • Fred from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Water Valve was leaking water and not making ice
I unplugged the fridge and unscrewed the back cover,unscrewwd the two screws holding the water valve in place and the water line to the ice maker and the electrical connection and install the new water valve,then buttoned everything back up and plugged the fridge back in and it is working great,making ice as normal.
  • timothy from georgetown, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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Warter valvr cracked
It was real easy but I still have problem making ice cubs
Fell problem is in the ice maker went it dose make cubs they don,t dump
  • Louis from Damascus, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Water Was Not Being Sent Up To Ice Maker
I removed a couple of screws from the old part, and inserted the new part. Replaced the screws and I was done. No problem. I'm an almost 60 year old woman, and fixed this myself. It was so easy.
  • BARBARA from DIAMOND, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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John
February 1, 2018
The icemaker makes ice and then cycles through until the icemaker is replenished with water. Then it turns off - but then it recycles again before ice is made, and refills with water again and again. Thus, creating a large block of ice. It doesn't appear to be the water valve - but the icemaker itself is not properly cycling after it dispenses ice cubes. What do you think?
For model number PLHT219TCBN
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Hello John, thank you for your question. It sounds like the water valve is working, as its bringing water up to the unit. However, it may be staying open just a bit, and allowing water to slowly accumulate in the icemaker and then you end up with a block of ice. I would check to see if you can notice any water coming out of the inlet tube, test the valve, and if that is not the issue the only other possibility would be the icemaker itself. I hope this helps!

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Ray
October 14, 2017
Replacing water inlet valve, how do i reinsert the water line to the bottom of the valve
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Hi Ray, Thank you for your question. If your old water line has a nut on the end, you will have to cut that nut off. The water valve has a new quick connect. Once you have cut that nut from the end of your water line, you can just push the water line into the water valve. Good luck with your repair.

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Jay
March 26, 2020
Hi there, i’m trying to troubleshoot this ice maker issue on my Kenmore freezer. I got a new water solenoid/valve from you and installed but still not getting water to the ice maker. You think i need to replace the ice maker itself?
For model number 253.44733106
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Hi Jay, Thank you for your question. If you have just replaced your water inlet valve, it can take up to 24 hours for the ice maker to start working. If it is has been more than 24 hours since the ice maker has been installed, then check the water lines and the water filter to see if there are any clogs. Also, make sure that the water lines are fitted correctly. If all of this checks out fine, you will need to check the water inlet valve with a multi-meter to see if it is working. Set your multi-meter to the Rx1 setting and touch the terminals with the probes. You are testing for continuity and should receive a reading of 200 to 500 ohms. If you receive any other reading, you need a replacement water inlet valve. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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Craig
January 20, 2018
Is there a trick to installing the hose to this unit? Do I need glue?
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Hello Craig, Thanks for your question. You may need to cut the end of the hose to help fit it into the valve. I hope this helps.

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Jessica
May 15, 2023
The water is filling up in the ice maker but it is coming out in blocks and water is leaking into the bucket.
For model number 79574012411
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Hello Jessica, thank you for the question. It appears your model has a malfunctioning water inlet valve. You may need to replace the water inlet valve, part number PS11706285. We hope this helps.

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Patty
April 3, 2019
We installed new filter still not getting water to ice make we have water at the filter but don't go through filter
For model number FGUI2149LP1
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Hello Patty, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the water valve. It sounds like the water valve that provides water to the filter first is not opening to allow water to come through the filter. I hope this helps!

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Aaron
July 17, 2019
How do I know if my ice maker is bad it is not making ice
For model number 25370502413
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Hello Aaron, Thank you for the question. If the ice maker is filling with water but not making and dumping ice it may be defective. If it is not filling and the water filter has been changed in the last 6 months you can try to fill the ice tray with water to see if it makes and dumps ice normally, if so you may have a defective Water Valve.If it still does not make and dump ice then it is a defective4 Ice Maker. Hope this helps!

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Daniel
August 20, 2019
Opened freezer and the ice maker tray was full of water
For model number LGHT2137NF3
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Hello Daniel and thanks for writing. Yes. Part Number:242252603 is in the list of compatible items for your model and should fix this problem . Hope this helps . Please contact us anytime.

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Duane
March 14, 2020
Will this unit work if i have a copper supply line going to the refrigerator?
For model number FRS26KR4DQ0
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Hello, Thank you for your question. It looks like the valve for your model is: PS7784018. This part says it will work with your model. We hope this helps.

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Shaun
August 16, 2021
My ice maker seems to be having trouble dumping the ice. It takes forever for the ice to break and pop out. Is this a bad icemaker or some other part. Once the ice dumps it does refill with water
For model number LGHT2137LE3
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Hello Shaun, Thank you for the question. Normally this is an indication the Heater in the Ice Maker try could be weak or defective and the Ice Maker will need to be replaced. We hope this helps!

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