Follow-up to my original question(s) which were not all answered: Are there any special tools required when replacing the water valve? Does it come with installation instructions?
Answer Hello Cindy,
The only tools needed for the water valve replacement is a 1/4 inch socket, an adjustable wrench for the water line (7/16 I believe), and possibly a razor knife (only if a groove is present about 1/4 inch from the end of the line after the line is removed, since the grooved end will have to be removed for a leak free installation. This valve does not come with instructions.
Remove the unit from its' power supply and turn off the water. Remove the water supply line from the valve. Remove the 1/4 inch hex head screws holding it on the unit. Remove the wires and lastly remove the water line from the bottom of the valve. If it is a John Guess fitting, to remove the water line, push the line into the valve hard and hold the ring around the line back toward the water valve. Now, while holding pressure against the ring, pull the water line out of the valve. Check for the groove and, if necessary, cut the end of the line off squarely. Insert the water line into the new valve and push until the water line pops in. Now to seat the line, pull on it like you are trying to pull it back out. Now re-attach the wires and re-install the valve onto the back of the cabinet. Re-connect the water supply line and turn the water back on. Check for leaks before re-installing the rear bottom cover. If no leaks, reinstall the cover and re-connect to the power supply. Allow the ice maker to cycle on its' own, as per the manufacturer.