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Water valve Where is the water valve everyone is telling me to replace and is it an easy job? How much does it cost and which one do I order. The whirlpool website parts guide does not show the part and it list several different sizes. Thanks for your help. Michael

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Order the water inlet valve model specific. its located behind refrig where he wateline is hooked into

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Why won't ice tray filling stop?

Michael, I suspect that the water solenoid valve needs replacement--that symptom usually causes either a slow leak and an overflowing ice cube tray or no water flow at all. To test the solenoid valve, slide your refrigerator out and view the back cover. There should be a double solenoid valve down near the bottom back of your refrigerator, one solenoid valve for the water serve spout on the front of the freezer door, and the other solenoid valve for the ice maker. I'd swap the clear plastic lines (to the door water spicket and the icemaker, put a plastic cup under the door water spicket and check in a few minutes for water leaking into your cup--if it does leak into the cup, you've found the problem! There are seval excellent videos on the web covering how to replace the valve, see:

That solenoid is controlled by a cam driven switch built into the ice maker motor assembly which can occasionally go bad and need replacement or adjustment, but my experience points to a leaking dirt plugged-open water solenoid valve. Replacment solenoid valves are easy to replace at a cost ranging from $20 to $78 with free shipping to your doorstep--check ebay!

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In the morning, i would find about a cup of water that is coming out from under the freezer...

if your fridge has an ice maker then check that when it fills with water if it overflows. if it is then u most likely have a problem with the water inlet valve. It is allowing to much water in the ice maker. It is an easy job to replace. U will find it on back of the unit where the water line hooks up.

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Maytag regrigerator MSD2651KES

Changing the 67006531 Water Inlet Valve is quite simple. If after

watching this short video you have questions please let me know If you want a service manual for this model let me know HERE. I can't post the manuals for everyone to copy. Thanks Sea Breeze
Video Here=> Refrigerator Repair - Replacing the Water Inlet Valve (Whirlpool Part# 4389177)

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I have a Kenmore refrigerator model 106.56542400. The ice-maker does not work though the cold water works fine. How much it will cost me? Trying to see if buying a new one is cheaper. Thanks.

The cost depends on where the problem is. For example: If the ice maker is NOT getting water to make ice then it is probably the 2 line water valve solenoid or the sensor on the ice maker that would tell the 2 line water valve solenoid to send water up to the ice maker tray. Both of those replacements will cost you in the neighborhood of $25.00 - $40.00 plus a service call if you aren't able to do the work yourself.

If water is getting to your ice tray, but not kicking out the ice into the bin - that is usually a motor problem. And cost you as much as what a replacement ice maker would cost you.

To give you an idea of the cost of parts here is the layout for your unit:

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Water in the door and ice maker has stopped working

Most probably, its faulty water fill inlet valve.But the possibilities for this problem are.The water main valve is turned to off.First check that.If its turned to on, then its not that case.The water passing line / tube is blocked or unplugged from the valve.First see, if its properly connected and not got loose, if that is not the case,m then check if its got friezed and ice got collected in that tube.If its clear, then its not the case.Then other possibility is water inlet valve.The water tube connects to the water inlet valve.If this inlet valve is faulty, then it will not let the water to enter in water section or icemaker section.The water inlet valve is not very costly part and easy to replace.Just connect proper tube to the valve, while replacing it.You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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Our icemaker will not shut the water off. I have

It's most likely the water valve in the rear of the appliance. This is located behind the rear panel to the right hand side. The valve supplies water to the ice maker on one side of the valve and water to the front panel for drinks on the other side. The water valve seems to be failing they are pretty easy to replace and not that costly if you can have a go yourself.

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Ice maker stopped working. In door water

Hi TBurl,
Yeah... classic sign of a failed water valve. You need a new one. The part number is D7742204 (<---plug that into a search engine or call a local appliance parts outfit to get one).

Easy to replace... Just pull the fridge out, UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL, turn the water valve off at the wall, remove the water line from the fridge valve, then remove the 2 screws mounting the valve bracket to the base of the fridge. All you have to do now is remove the electrical connectors and the tubing from the old valve and place them on the new one (making sure to get the wires right, OK?). Now just mount the new valve, reconnect the water, turn the water on and plug it in!

EASY! All in all about a 20 min. job. There ya go! Your fixed. Don't forget to rate this solution, OK? My self-esteem is depending on you. :P


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You need to replace inlet valve for the dispenser and ice maker .

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Ice Maker Water Supply Hose Freezes

Justin, the cause is a failed water inlet valve (behind the fridge, near the floor). The solution is to replace the valve.

The part number of your valve is 4389177 and it lists for ~$65.00. You can find one at a local appliance parts outlet or order it online. (actually, the valve kit comes with instructions =) )

Easy to replace. Pull out the fridge, unplug it and turn the water off at the wall. Now use a 1/4" socket or nut driver and remove all the screws holding that cardboard cover in place. Now remove the water hose from the valve and remove the 2 screws that mount the valve to the fridge. Pull the valve out and notice how it's wired and how the plumbing is done. Then simply wire in and put the tubing on the new valve and rebuild everything.

Job time? About half an hour. Good luck and don't sweat it, this repair is a snap.

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Water leaking

Tarena, it's been my experience with Amana that tells me you have a failed water inlet valve.

Here's how it works; Water comes from the wall into the fridge to the valve I'm talking about. Now this valve works like this... When you put a cup in the dispenser area to get cold water a switch sends 120 volts to the valve and it opens up allowing water to flow through it. When you remove the cup, power is shut off at the valve... the valve is supposed to close all the way, if it didn't there would be water dripping from the dispenser area, right? (Like a leaky faucet) If the valve is bad, it won't open at all. (Like a blown out light bulb)

The ice maker is similar. When it "harvests" ice and it drops into the ice bin, the IM will send 120 volts to the valve (for 5 seconds or so) to re-fill the ice mold so it can make another batch. Now when the power is removed from the valve, it's supposed to shut off all the way. If it didn't, there would be water dripping into the ice maker fill tube (in the freezer behind the ice maker). drip, drip drip... one after the other.

Let's assume that the ice maker valve didn't close all the way. What would happen then? As these drops of water enter the freezer compartment and are heading down the ice maker fill tube toward the ice maker, they don't make it all the way 'cause they FREEZE in the tube! One drop at a time, week after week. ('course you never notice it, 'cause it's in the freezer) Now... the ice maker is still trying to make ice, so every 45 minutes or so it sends 120 volts to the valve to get more water. But the water fill tube has ice in it because of the water drops that have accumulated there. This goes on over time and eventually the water fill tube becomes completely BLOCKED with ice due to those water drops.

Now what happens? The ice maker is still trying to make ice, but the fill tube is blocked... it can't get water through it. But when the water valve opens up to allow water to the ice maker, where does it go? Since the fill tube is blocked, all that water pressure builds up in the water line (tube) that feeds the ice maker and eventually it blows out! (you can verify this... pull the refrigerator out from the wall, look at the water line going to the ice maker. There's a connector back there for the tube to fit into. This is what's blown out.) Now the tube is just dangling there and not hooked up to the ice maker any longer. Since the ice maker is still running, every time it asks for water it sprays out and onto the wall and floor back there through this dangling tube.

The repair? Replace the valve. It's easy. The part number is 67005154 and it lists for about $21.00. You can find one at any appliance parts retailer. (you'll see where the valve is located... it's where the water line hooks up behind the fridge.) UNPLUG YOUR FRIDGE WHILE YOU WORK ON IT!!!

Just replacing the valve is only half the job. You'll still need to remove the ice build up in the ice maker fill tube. Do this by pulling it straight out the back of the refrigerator and putting it under warm running water. Then re-install it and hook the water tube back up to it.

On some models, you can not remove the fill tube. If you can't get it out the back, you'll have to do it from the freezer compartment behind the ice maker (a little more work, but still do-able). It's easiest by removing the ice maker.... pull the ice bin out and set it aside. Then remove the 3 screws holding the ice maker. You don't have to disconnect the wires, just try to get it out of your way the best you can. Now take a hair dryer and thaw out the fill tube until the ice slides out of there. Then rebuild it.

There ya go! Job time? about an hour. Part cost? about $21.00. Knowing that you fixed it yourself? Priceless.

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