After getting this part it does not match my original single valve. the wiring harness does not match up either. Is there a different part for my model? It was suggested to remove the lower section of this valve. How do you do that? Since the wires are different how do I fix it to work with my model?
This water valve should still be able to work as long as the wiring harness will connect to the connector on the refrigerator. If it will not just reuse the original harness. The white piece in the middle of the valve will allow you to be able to separate the 2 parts. You would push in on the white part and at the same time pull down on the lower part of the valve.
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.