The plastic tubing from the water inlet valve (blue plastic 05A90) leaks at the valve. I unscrewed the plastic nut holding the tubing to the valve and pulled the tubing out. After trimming off about 5 inches where the tubing was cracked and ensuring a smooth end, I reassembled it. It still leaks. It appears the tubing may have been cemented into the valve originally and possibly has broken off inside the valve outlet. Appreciate any suggestions.
ANSWER Walt, It's not likely that the water supply tube was cemented into the inlet of the valve. Once you have the end of the tube cut evenly and straight, make sure there are no buurs on the inside or outside of the tube. Press in on the plastic "collar" insert the tube, as far as possible then release the "collar", and pull out on the tube slightly. This usually solve any internal locking/sealing issues inside the mechanism. Try this procedure first, then replace the fill valve WR57X10033.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, September 05, 2012