My water tube in my LG refrigerator (5 yrsd old) was cracking likely due to age or heat. Rather than replacing it in its entirity since I did not know how to get into the back of the fridge, I bought a compresion fitting and spliced the line at the top of the fridge a few inches before it goes in. So there is a new tube from the main water vavle at the bottom right side of the tube and 5 ft up the fridge. To my surprise, after I plugged in the refrigerator, water would not come out of the water dispenser. I pulled the water valve out, had it tested for continuity and it also opened when plugged to a power source. The icemaker still makes ICE which tells me water is going to the icemaker when calling for ice. However, no water comes out of the dispenser. I found part # 5220JB2008A which is a dual valve. Could this be the problem? bad valve that only allows one side to open? if so, where is this valve and how do I replace it? Could the problem be electrical, bad fuse? if so, where and how do I test it?
ANSWER Brian, Yes, the dual water valve 5220JB2008A could be the issue. It is possible for one solenoid to fail and stop the water flow, and the other to remain active, and operate.To access the dual valve you would open the left refrigerator door. At the bottom of door remove the shelf. Behind shelf there is a phillips head screw. Remove screw and pull cover off. Once cover is off you will see the water reservoir and water valve. Check connections of water valve and for power to valve when water is selected. We will send you some basic information that should be helpful. Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, December 06, 2012