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He solenoid valve in the door that goes to the water dispenser is bad, but I don't know how to get to it.

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I'm sorry to say , you have to remove the door inner skin to get to it
it's a real pain but it's the only way.
Undo all the screws you can feel and see, once you have done that gently remove the skin from the rubber gasket. Once you replaced it put it all back and all should be good.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014

  • dennis bogush Jan 12, 2014

    Thanks a lot, Paul it's a real pleasure to hear from somebody that finally knows what they're talking about since my icemaker works fine and I never really used the water that much. I think I'm going to wait until the icemaker goes out to lunch and then I'll pull the back often fix both at the same time. Thanks again, Dennis bogush

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SOURCE: leaking water dispenser, how do I get to the solenoid valve in the freezer door?

Most solonoids are in the back of the unit where the water connects to the refrigerator there is a usually a fiberboard cover that you remove to gain access to the soloniod. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

Testimonial: "This solenoid is in the freezer door, it is right above where the water comes out, does anybody know how to pull out that part, it looks like it should be able to come out from the front, but I'm not sure."

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Most solonoids are in the back of the unit where the water connects to the refrigerator there is a usually a fiberboard cover that you remove to gain access to the soloniod. Hope this helps.

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If you are comfortable with electrical troubleshooting using a multimeter you can check for 110 vac at the plugs when the switch is press also but that depends on your tools and skill level, etc.

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