Replacing the water valve. After removing the inside shelves, how do you remove the plastic covering over the valve?
Answer Hello R L. 1. Turn water off to unit. 2. Disconnect water line that supplies water tank from water supply. 3. Remove crispers and shelves from right side of fresh food compartment. 4. Remove covers on back bulkhead by inserting screwdriver in slots to release tabs. 5. Disconnect water line from outlet of tank to inlet of water valve by pressing tubing collar in and pulling water tube out of valve."
Water continues to leak from the water dispenser in the door . Is this controlled by the water valve?
Answer Andy, Yes, water to the dispenser is controlled by the water valve W10408179. However, most dispenser dripping issues are due to, low water pressure, clogged filter 4396508 or air in the system. You'll need to check and replace or remove the filter. Check and tighten all the tube connectors and continuously dispense 1 gallon of water from the dispenser to flush and clear any air or debris in the system.
In your video it show the dual water value on the bottom rear of the refrigerator. I have removed the rear bottom panels. No Valve. In your diagram it looks to be inside the back wall of the unit itself. If so how do I get to it?
Answer Hello Richard,
To access the water valve, the shelves and rear wall of the fresh food compartment have to be removed. This is not as bad as it sounds. I have always believed that emptying the fresh food compartment and removing the shelves is the worst part of this repair.
I replaced the water valve on this unit. Now, I don't get any water from the water dispencer and icemaker doesn't make any ice. Please advise.
Answer Hello Ali. Check and make sure you turned the water back on after replacing the valve. If so, you may need to check the filter in the unit and make sure the water tank isn't frozen.
I think I have a bad valve. My water dispenser dispenses water very slowly. There's no problem with ice maker, and there's good water pressure from the source. I understand I should read 500-500 Ohms on the valves. I measured nothing on one valve, and <200 on the other.
Answer Hello Jeff,
The resistance of the valve is really beside the point because the electrical resistance has nothing to do with the physical/mechanical workings of the valve. If it's dripping and you haven't changed a water filter recently, the issue will be resolved by replacing the water valve. If you have changed a water filter recently, you have to throw about 2 gallons of water away to purge the air from the system. The water valve will not close properly with air in the system.