Alexandra Fry: hey this is an excellent video and thanks for posting it it may very well
save my hide. i'm a floor mechanic and i had to disconnect the fridge
(exact same one as shown above) and when i went to hook it back up, it
started leaking. It was a very slow leak but a leak none the less. the leak
occurred at the second connection in, not the copper line which baffled me.
i watched your video and decided to dig in and try it. i tried several
times and got the same result, a very slow leak. i tried to cut the line
thinking that maybe it needed a new edge on it. same thing again. it seemed
that when it was held on a certain angle it didn't leak.do you think i need
to get a whole new water inlet valve assembly or should i just keep trying
until i succeed. we already have the new part but that 70 bucks is an
expense that i'd rather avoid. your advice and expertise in these matters
is greatly appreciated
Gary Gleason: Okay, I don't need the inlet valve assembly, but need the first valve it
must go through to get to the assembly, any idea of the name or part number
for this part? Thanks.
Salvador Zamora Gutierrez: hi, i have this model of refrigerator but i have no idea how to connect
that valve to the water pump so i can get water directly from the 5 gallon
bottle instead of the water line, where i can find some electric diagram to
SWLinPHX: What if you have an automatic ice maker but no water dispenser? How can
you test for leaks when the ice maker only fills for 1-3 seconds every few
hours? That left me stumped so I just disabled it for many months now.
Tomz Rain: Awesome you guys are really pros. Simply explained and down to the point.
Todd White: This was a helpful video. Can't wait till i get problems with my
refrigerator so I can try it out.
greglory: Lifesaver! Thanks for sharing this little jewel.
Chuck Purnell: Im confused, I just watched this same exact video on your website and you
list a part number of: AP2583509. Why is the part number different in this
video? The water valve that is currently installed on my Kenmore
Refrigerator doesn't have that red piece. It just has the green piece. I
checked the part compatibility on your website and it came back saying this
part in the video will work on my unit. I was just confused with the two
different part numbers thats all.
yose ddjess: i have side by side refrigirator made by kenmore model
i have water in my dispenser but no water is going to ice maker i replaced
the valve and still nothing
Michael Richards: I did everything in this video and still no ice. Water from the dispenser
works fine, but the ice tray is not filling with water and therefore not
What could be causing this? First I thawed the fridge expecting iced up
lines to be the culprit. Nope.
Next I replaced the valve in this video. No operational change.
I'm totally flummoxed.
mrmcghee1176: You also might need what's called a "compression sleeve" when you reconnect
the copper H20 line. Luckily, mine came with my valve. It looks like a
TINY copper wedding ring. Fits on the copper water line ( I had to use my
handy Dremel and cut the tubing above the old compression ring). Then, get
the ring up on the tubing to allow some of the tubing to fit down inside
the new valve, carefully screw it on the new valve for a leak free fit!
(DON"T over tighten it!) That fixed my "block of ice" problem.
Cameron Mehrabanpour: Have to say guys that was a great video..............now lets see if I can
sort my fridge out without exploding anything :)
yose ddjess: so it will not work if the system is not flushed?
i changed the inletvalve and the ice maker too and still no ice.....
hooger158: This was a great help!
yose ddjess: I got water going to the dispenser but not to the ice maker. So the inlet
valve is my problem'?
Miroslaw Soczomski: I have Hot Point (GE) side by side refrigerator -HSS22GTE and I have
problem but I dont know what is broken. Sometimes a water is leaking inside
my refrigerator (freezer) and freezing on the bottom. Its happen
sometimes, not all the time. Ice maker makes ice and everything looks OK,
maybe water valve is broken? Any ideas?
Lou Janik: Thanks again, Matt!
Worked great ... certainly appreciate your video.
gilma ochoa: good video
robert gorge: good video and clear
Gustavo Nacusse: Hello great video on how to replace inlet
I did everything on the video but still dont get any water on the ice tray
what should i do next ???
David Franke: Fantastic! My 8 year old replaced the part with your guidance. One
thought: our fridge had two different sized hoses so just figure out which
one goes where. Thank you for helping us.
JENNIFER GOSS: THANKS A LOT YOU REALLY HELPED ME 100%
TMosa00: I gotta say this video and these guys are spot on.... Very helpful.
Subscriber and customer now,,, thanks for taking the time for putting
together a quality video series.
Gustavo Nacusse: Tks it did work !!!!
ben dowd: have Amana sxd23vw- - no water for drinks- ice maker works - need help-
Gary Ingebretson: My water dispenser will not shut off. Everything else working fine.
Scott Rucker: My water inlet valve is just leaking like crazy, definetely the valve unit,
checked all the connections, they seem OK. Its a Kenmore Coldspot, I think
2009 model bought it used it was in a garage with very LOW temps, below
freezing, wonder if anything froze and ruined it...suggestions? thx
Tom Hoehler: As usual, excellent video. You guys make it easy. Thanks so much for the
lawlman57: Does anyone know what the part that is called that is connected to the Dual
Valve that he did not change?
bibur104: This company is the BOMB!!!
I watched the video on Monday, clicked on the link ordered the part Monday
afternoon received email saying it had been shipped!😳. Part was here and,
thanks to the video, I installed it wed! freaking impressive! I'm ordering
all my parts from you all from now on!
karen gaughan: Thought I had purchased the wrong valve until I watched your video, did not
realize the inlet water valve would come apart from the rest of the valve.
Thanks for saving me a phone call and my weekend.
AppliancePartsPros: If you pulled the refrigerator out and moved it around it could have
cracked the hose. Those plastic hoses get old and brittle, sometimes all it
takes is a little pressure or tension and you get a leak. I can't see how
the other problems could cause this, other than it made you move the
appliance. I think you will be alright, if you replace the supply line.
Josheway: Thanks, I just put in an order. I will finally be able to push the fridge
back up against the wall!!
Sarevan: Question: From the inlet valve, my icemaker line runs up the back to the
icemaker, but the line that should go to do the door, does not. It's going
to the left and up into a big tube. It's not connected to anything there
and it's leaking. Should that line run directly to the door?
Stuart Austin: For a moment there at 00:10, I thought it was Ron Jeremy!
AppliancePartsPros: First check for any ice build up in the tube that goes through the back
wall. The water valve could be clogged or not working properly. You can
test the solenoid that opens the water valve, it should read between
300-500 ohms. Make sure you unplug the refrigerator first. If the solenoid
check out then it could be an issue with the ice maker. If you have any
questions please feel free to post on our repair forum.
Avatar2006w: I have replaced both the rigerator Water Inlet Valve W10408179 and old
removable pre-filter bracket order AP5306962, water is still pooling and
freezing in the bottom of the freezer. The maing unit of the Ice maker does
not appear to be leaking. What else should I check or consider replacing?
modulegirl: Thank you! I didn't find this vid before I called an incompetent repairman,
but I was able to fix what he did once you explained about the compression
fittings. I knew the hoses were in the wrong place but I just couldn't
figure out how to get the hoses out of the fittings. Thanks again. I'll
come back here first next time I need to fix an appliance.
James Reyes: The hose that provides water to the valve on the refrigerator broke and
started to spray water through a small crack in the hose. Could the hose
have broken due to an issues with the valve? Its strange that it broke now
as I was recently having an issue with frost in the freezer and lower
temperature in the fridge. I defrosted the freezer/fridge for a day and
plugged it back which seemed to have fixed what I though was a ventialtion
problem. Now, a few days later, the hose breaks...
AppliancePartsPros: Did you make sure you turned the water supply on, all the way? How long has
it been since the filter has been changed? Check the water tank in the
fridge to see if its frozen. You need to check out everything that might
cause a clog or loss of pressure.
dmmahelton: Call me cheap...Had this exact problem on this type of frig/freezer.
Confirmed solenoid was bad by swapping solenoids (slide on/off) by removing
hold down bracket on assembly. Push water depenser for a few seconds and
checked to see that water entered ice maker tray. But $85 to replace for
one solenoid?!! Bought this part #5303917098 onine from thepartsbiz for $19
shipped, cut off hold down bracket from new part and swapped out green
colored solenoids. Works great.
John Smith: I have a whirlpool model ED5SHAXMB10 refrigerator. Recently the ice maker
water dispenser (which fills up the ice tray) started filling up the cup
that the water drops into and freezing. It also appears to freeze in the
tube itself causing it to swell up. Any idea the cause and repair? Thanks
Larry Richer: Video well done. Thank you, sir.
AppliancePartsPros: If it does not have a built in water filter the water line should go from
the valve to the water reservoir in the fresh food compartment. If it has a
built in water filter the water goes through the filter first, then to the
reservoir and out to the dispenser.
kristina amato: So I have replaced the Valve Inlet, everything seems to be connected
properly and I have rechecked all connections. When I try to run the water
ans flush the sytem I get a solid line for about 10 seconds and then it
slows to a drip. There is a lot of sediment in the water.... what could the
problem be now? I needed to replace the Valve Inlet because the original
was cracked and leaking.
Charles Stewart: I have a Whirlpool ED5RHEXNL00 side by side with water dispenser on the
door. The water dispenser has a very very slow leak from the tube. Is the
inlet valve the most likely repair?
jordan mcintyre: Excellent video! Changed mine step by step and it worked just fine. No
AppliancePartsPros: If its leaking from both it could be a few things. Such as the valve is bad
or clogged and its letting water through. The refrigerator needs 30-120 lbs
of water pressure to work, if its low they could slowly leak. Many people
have a problem if they install a R/O system, as it drops the pressure to
the refrigerator. Make sure the water supply valve is all the way open. A
dirty, clogged water filter can also cause pressure problems, make sure if
you have one it is new and changed regularly.
0953pat: i have the a whirlpool fridge that the water is dripping from the ice maker
and also freezing at the end of the tube that puts water into the ice maker
to make ice. i was told sounds like the valve. wanted to ask before i order
it from you and it be the wrong part. when i looked up my fridge sears said
this was the part number, replacement for the original part
AppliancePartsPros: If the water valve is not sealing inside, it could cause water to drip from
the fill tube and over fill the ice maker.