I had to order both the primary and secondary valves on a fridge I own. The previous owner had left it in a garage over the winter and left water in it, destroying the valves. I am not sure in which location each of the water lines attach as both valves were both blown to bits. I was hoping that you may be able to provide me with an answer on the hook-up location of the water lines. Thanks!
Answer Hello Aaron,
The 12544002 is the primary water valve. The water line to the unit attaches to this valve. The output from this valve connects to the secondary water valve 12002193 inlet at the connection that points 45° to the side. From here, the 1/4 inch line goes to the ice maker. The 5/16 inch line goes to the water filter housing and from there to the water tank then across the bottom of the unit into the door hinge to the water dispenser.
Just hooked up the system and after trying to use the water dispenser on the door, it dripped very heavily. Enough to fill a cup within a few minutes. I have not tried to flush the system of all air, but I don't see a small bit of air pressure causing THAT much flow.
Answer Hi Brian. Understand that you replaced the water valve part # 12002193. It will normally take 1-gallon of water flushed through the water filter part # UKF8001. It needs replaced every 6-mos.(750 gallons) of use. Activate the water valve for no longer then 6-seconds and let it rest for a few so that the new coils on the water valve will not overheat. If then after the air is completely flushed from the filter, tubing and water tank, and it still drips then this indicates a clogged water filter. Thank You.
I need to replace the secondary water walve. The distrobution hoses are pressed in, not the screw in type. I can't figure out how to disconnect these 2 hoses. Can you help?
Answer Hello Paul. Yes, you will press in on the plastic fittings on the valve 12002193 and as you press the fittings in, you will pull the plastic lines out of the water valve. These are not hard to remove and replace. Hope this helps.
swaped leads water is delivered to icemaker but not to door not sure what to check next please help, thanks patrick
Answer Patrick, OK, You swapped the wires at the fill valve, when you pressed the water dispenser paddle, the water enterred the ice maker, correct ? Now what you need to do is get a 3 or 4 inch length of 14 guage wire, remove 1/2 in of insulation from both ends of the wire. Remove the white plastic cover on the front of the icemaker. You'll find labelled openings on the body of the mechanism(L,N,V,T,H, etc) Insert one end of the wire into the T opening and the other end into the H opening, hold the wire by the insulation until the main gear starts to rotate/move, then remove the wire. When the rake arm reaches the 1 or 2 o'clock position, the water dispenser should dispense water for a few seconds(7 to 10 seconds or 4 to 4.5 oz. of water. If it does, you have a faulty primary fill valve. If it doesn't you have a faulty fill contact in the control module of the icemaker or a broken wire between the icemaker and fill valve(not repairable). Good Luck and Thanks