I have removed the panel in the back of the refrigerator to find the leak. My first question is this; is WR57X10026 a combination of WR57X10023 and and the brackets? If so, the leak seems to be coming out the circle, just above the blue connector on the top of the Water Inlet Valve (WR57X10023). After further inspection by turning the valve upside down so that you could see the silver seal with the 6 screws, it looks like someone else had been in there.. Well two of the screws are black and that silver seal is broken....
If this is a common part that fails, I would prefer to just replace the Water Inlet Valve instead of the entire part and save the money.
The Water valves WR57X10024 and WR57X10023 are the same as the ones on part number WR57X10024. You could replace the complete assembly or individual parts. As far as being a common issue, while there is always the possibility that the valve could fail but is not overly common to leak.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, November 26, 2013