Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Check the inlet valve for leakage, most likely it needs replacing
Posted on Feb 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: whirlpool water dispenser
IS THE FRIDGE OMPARTMENT COLD ENOUGH AS THE TANK THAT HOLDS THE WATER IS LOCATED IN THE FRIDGE COMPARTMENT.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK MORE ADVICE.MOHAMED
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
on the bottom of the faceplate there should be two small pry spots to remove faceplate. once the faceplate is removed you should have acess to the inside.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Hi. This will usually be the fault of the water inlet valve. The solenoid based valve may have debris building up, thus, causing the valve not to close properly, after usage. Kindly, follow the procedure below to confirm the damage, replace the valve, if needed.
The water inlet valve is located behind your refrigerator. Find the water supply line coming into the valve and turn it off at the source (typically under the sink). Disconnect the supply line. Remove the screws that secure the inlet valve in place.
The water inlet valve is connected by two wires. Label the wire placement on the water inlet valve before disconnecting the wires. The wires are connected to the terminals with slip on connectors
Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should be replaced.
Inspect the filter screen where the supply line connects. Remove any debris or deposits that may have built up using a toothbrush, or warm running water. If you cannot clear the clog, it will be necessary to replace the valve (the filter is not removable on most inlet valves).
Test the water inlet valve for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X100 (if available, otherwise use the nearest ohm setting). Place a probe on each terminal. The multimeter should display a reading of 200 to 500 ohms. Close inspection of the inlet valve and especially the coil may reveal the exact ohm resistance rating to test for. If the water inlet valve does not pass this test, it should be replaced.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
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