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My water dispensor leaks water after use and sometimes on its own

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You have sediment in the water valve and the valve isn't closing all the way and water is leaking through the valve when it should be closed.you should send the model number so i can look up your machine and i could have given you the part number and price.call your parts store give them the full model number off of the machine,if it's a side by side open the fridge door,look up near the cieling and on the right wall and you should see the model number on the tag.pull out the fridge,pull off the bottom cover,unplug the machine,shut off the water supply to the fridge,take out the old valve and install the new one.

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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  • charleswh24 Apr 03, 2011

    Model # FRS6R5ES84

  • Sal DeAngelo Apr 03, 2011

    the part number for the valve is 240531101 and it's around 60 dollars.FRS6R5ESB4,on the end of the model number that's a B as in boy not an 8,it's hard to see inside the fridge,you'll need the model number when ordering parts,i looked this up in the sears site,you can give your parts guy the model number again and tell him you need the water valve just to double check it and hopefully his price will be cheaper.good luck.

  • charleswh24 Apr 04, 2011

    Hey thanks alot although it seems to have gotten better, I've left a glass under it all day and there hasn't been any water, but if I do need to replace it is the valve in the backside of the unit on the outside> Note when I turn off my water to make connections then I turn back on I get tons of particulate corrorision from my old galv piping, I suspect thats the cause of my valve issue.

  • Sal DeAngelo Apr 04, 2011

    that's the problem sediment from the house pipes are getting into the valve,then when the valve tries to close it can't because of the junk from the pipes is stopping it from seating all the way.you can shut the house water supply down to the fridge,remove the water line from the fridge,put the line in a bucket and turn the water back on to flush the line,but if it happens again you'll know it's the valve,good luck with your machine,any more problems let me know,will be happy to help.

  • charleswh24 Apr 04, 2011

    Hey thanks a million I really appreciate your help

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HI.

The despenser is provided water, via inlet valve assembly. if there is a problem here, this will result in dripping, due to the valve not completely closing all the way after usage. Use the procedure to test and replace if needed.

Inlet assembly test:

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. 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 please). You may need to use a pair of long-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 Apr 02, 2011

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