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My Whirlpool Side by Side Water tube freezing

My Whirlpool Side by Side is about 8 years old and the tube that feeds water into the ice tray is freezing with water. I have used a hairdryer to defrost and clean but tube still keeps freezing. I saw a solution that I should replace by water inlet valve. Where do I buy one of these and is it easy to install myself? Thanks.

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Its easy buy it at any appliance store

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