I need to replace the water inlet valve, the original valve is missing, as someone tried to replace it and took the valve out and never put it back. My question is the one I got as a replacement has two wire harness connections. Is that because the replacement part is for many units, and the other harness is not used depending on which make of unit you have? I am a little confused. Thank you, Bill
Answer Hello Bill,
The water valve you recieved is for the model you have and it will not work on other models. If you look around in the machine compartment, you should find the other harness. The harness that comes with the new valve should adapt the water valve to the harness found on your unit. If the harness there looks like what you have on the new part, chances are that the new configuration has been installed at some point and the new harness is the same as the one present now. The second harness is for the flow switch which is built into the assembly.
The water that dispenses into the ice tray comes out to fast and splashes over into ice bin witch forms one block of ice. This started happening after I installed a new after market water filter that is recommended for this unit. Could it be not using a factory filter, water inlet valve, or what? I'm stumped.
Answer Hello John,
Check that there is no ice in the fill tube first. If there is, it could be acting like a water hose when you put your thumb over the end and spraying the water out. Otherwise, it sounds more like excessive water pressure. The water valve cannot cause this. Check the fill tube and if it is clear, check the water pressure to the unit. It should not exceed 120PSI.