Are whirlpool and maytag parts interchangable? Water inlet valve?
Answer Hello! Maytag is currently owned by Whirlpool, the Maytag parts will show Made by Whirlpool. If you would like to post your appliance model number we will be glad to verify the correct valve for your appliance. Thanks!
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Water dispenser in front door works fine plenty of water pressure. When not being used it drips out about every 10 seconds. Could this be a bad water valve not closing all the way?
Answer Hello John,
Only two things can cause this: A bad water valve and a pinhole allowing air into the water dispense system. In the case of the pinhole, this is normally accompanied by the complaint of a water leak. Otherwise the water valve 2188542 normally corrects the issue.
Ice maker water valve leaking. If water pressure was low wouldn't water dispenser valve leak also ?
If the icemaker water valve is leaking but the dispenser valve is not then the valve would need to be replaced. Yes low water pressure would cause either of them to stick open and not just one.
Hello, My refrigerator is making ice but not dispensing water. Is it the water inlet valve or is there something else I should check? Thanks
Answer Hello Khan,
You should remove the water line at the bottom of the door and put it in a shallow pan and see if water will dispense into it, with the freezer door switch closed. If not, you can remove the output line from the water valve and hold the water valve over a pan and have someone try the dispense. If it will now dispense from the valve, the water tank in the bottom of the fresh food compartment is frozen. Pointing a hair dryer at it for about 15 minutes will thaw it out. The fresh food setting should be set one number COLDER and the freezer setting to one number warmer to prevent it from freezing again. If water still didn't come out of the4 water valve, verify voltage is getting to the valve. If it is, replace the valve 2188542. If not, you need to go to the dispense area in the front of the freezer door and check the dispense bracket 2180226 for broken micro switch mounting pins.
I had a live chat with Angela earlier and she could not answer my scenarios. I can hear the solenoid engage when someone else activates the water dispenser. I replaced the ice door in my Whirlpool today and turned the water back on but no flow. The ice dispenser turns when I use that lever, but no water filling the automatic ice maker and no water for the water dispenser. The line is not frozen since the refrigerator has been off for over a month. Before I order the replacement water valve I would like to make sure that is the problem. Should I be able to hear a properly working solenoid when the switch on the water dispenser is engaged? Thank you.
Answer Hello John,
First of all you need to know that the water dispenser and the ice maker are not related. They are completely separate water lines and electrical circuits. That being said, you need to make sure the water supply to the unit has proper water pressure and there are no kinks in the water line. If you hear the water valve solenoid energize when power is applied, the issue will be the water valve.
Now in reference to the ice dispense, if there is ice in the bin and the ice door is opening but ice will not drop, you should remove the ice bin and hold the door switch in and operate the ice dispense paddle. If you can hold the yoke when it is trying to turn, either it or the threads on the motor shaft are stripped. Let us know if we can assist you further.
I'm not getting water to my icemaker.
Answer Hello Larry,
If you are getting water pressure to the back of the unit and the fill tube isn't frozen up, the ice maker assembly 4317943 has most likely failed. If the fill tube is frozen up, the water valve 2188542 needs to be replaced.
How do I remove water lines from inlet valve 2319734?
Answer Hello Kevin. Press in on the plastic fittings on the water valve to release the water lines and remove them from the valve on the unit.