I have a 1996 or 98 GE side by side fridge that leaked today ... when I opened the back panel at the bottom the valve where the copper tube connects is leaking. Its a gold bracket with a light blue plastic part with a red and blue plastic parts directly behind the inlet tube. How do I get the part number and cost to replace ?
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Re: Leaky Water Valve Inlet
The part number for the valve for a pss26msrss is:
WR57X10032 it is around $45.00-$50.00. There are several look ups available but you need a complete model number that you will find on the refrigerator usually inside upper fresh food section. you can order at repairclinic.com, sears .com ... or you can google appliance parts and see what you come up with. You might also try a local appliance store. Good Luck.
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Before replacing water valve open open back panel disconnected water line of water dispensser and tell some 1 to press water actuator on dispensor and check water pressure from it. If its slow then it can be valve or it can be filter housing. Repalce both if confuse.
This is a link to a photo breakdown of the back of your refrigerator=> HERE Location 800 in that photo is the WR57X10070 Water Inlet Valve The problem you are having is possibly the=> WR57X10070 Dual Water Control Valve is not opening completely. I am adding a video so watch the video and I believe it will make this easier to understand what is happening. I am here should you have questions Thanks Sea Breeze
unless you have a water dispenser, top mount refrigerators usually only have a single inlet water valve. Either way, the valves will be located in the back on the machine and covered by the lower portion cover, but will have a small area for the water line to hook up. Just remove the lower panel in the back and you will be able to see it
There are several things that can prevent and icemaker from working.
1- Temp in freezer. If the temp in the freezer is higher than 6 degrees the ice makers thermistat will not call for water.
2- Water inlet valve. If the inlet valve is malfunctioning the silinoid may not be opening. Even if you are getting water through the door.
3- Faulty ice maker. If the internal components of the ice maker are no longer functioning it wont make ice.
To test the inlet valve. In the back of the fridge is and access panel near the bottom remove this panel and look at the inlet valve. now you should see 3 hoses. One is usually copper and runs directly from the house water supply. There will be two other hoses from the inlet. One leads into the fridge for the water in door feature. The other is for the icemaker. Switch the two hoses from the ice maker ( water in door and icemaker) than push the water in door feature and see if the water goes into icemaker. If it does not than replace inlet. If does and temp in freezer is below 6 degrees replace icemaker.
If you need further assistance please comment me back.
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Your water inlet valve on the back where the
water supply comes in is probably leaking. disconnect the water line coming out
of it and see if you have a slow drip. Try the dispenser to see if it's just
drips after use. You
have two points where you can check the dispenser water. At the rear where the
water supply comes in is the water inlet valve. If you disconnect the dispenser
water line and then see if the water comes out when you try the dispenser. You
should hear the valve work when you try the dispenser. If you don’t hear it
there is a dispenser actuator switch problem.If you do hear it but water
doesn’t work here there is a valve or water supply problem. If it's normal, disconnect it at the bottom of
the freezer door and try again.If it's normal here it may be frozen in the
door. If this is the case open the door till it thaws. A blanket over the
opening will prevent thawing of all the food.
Bad water filter or weak water inlet solenoid. Water line to back of fridge goes to inlet solenoid valve. Check it first. Would help to know the manufacture date. If it has a filter at bottom of fridge it will cause leaks and low pressure to dispenser if not changed each year.
I am assuming this is a refrigerator that has been in use for some time. The water line coming in is connected to a solenoid valve, this is activated when the icemaker cycling sends a signal for more water. There should be a downward tilt so the water drains from the inlet to prevent freezing of the line. If it is leaking low in the back where the water connects it may be that your solenoid valve is leaking and that you are not getting good water flow to the icemaker. Meaning two things no or very little ice and the possiblility of freezing.
Unless you know what a solenoid valve is and I suggest you call a repair man.
It is very unlikely that you have a leaking water line inside the fridge/freezer, as they are protected from damage. If you have water dripping from the ice maker inside the freezer and/or the dispenser in the door, the most likely problem is the valve that supplies water to the ice maker.
You'll need to replace the water inlet valve that supplies water to the ice maker. This is not the same valve that supplies water to the fridge (I believe the yellow colored valve) but rather, it is the blue valve, mounted just above the main water inlet valve.
At the bottom back right side of the fridge, you can remove the covering and see both the yellow and blue valves. The yellow one (on the bottom) is the incoming water control valve, while the blue (upper one) supplies water to the ice maker.
The part runs about $45-50 if you get it yourself, or around $185.00 for a repair person to come out and do the job for you. It should only take about 20-30 minutes to do it yourself with a small 1/4" nutdriver. Part available from Searspartsdirect.com or several other online and local stores. Just call around and give them your fridge model number and serial number, located on the inside of the fresh food section of the fridge - on the "ceiling" just inside the door.