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How to replace the water valve on a kenmore refigerator

There is a continuous water leaking on the valve, a cup is placed under to catch the water, and so how can the valve be replaced

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The valve is on the back of the unit where the water come into it. you can temporarly shut the units water off where the water line come out of the wall untill you buy the new solinoids. good luck

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