How do you install a water valve AP4071381 (61005273)?
Answer Hello Greg. Pull out the unit and disconnect the power. Then turn off the water. Remove the water lines from the old valve. Next remove the screw securing the valve to the cabinet and remove the valve. Unplug the harness going to the valve. Install the new valve in reverse order.
Icemaker is dripping from back into ice bin freezing into clumps.
Do I need a new water valve & where is it located?
Answer Hello Sharon. Check and see if the icemaker is overfilling. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If it is not overfilling, you will need to order and replace the icemaker on the unit. The valve is located on the back of the unit where the waterline connects to the unit.
Water valve leaking, cannot find right part. Can you help?
Answer Hello Mike! The manufacturer replacement inlet valve used on your model HMG191230 is part number 4318047. Thanks!
I just purchased the WPL 61005273 water valve. I know that water is getting to the water valve, however, I am still not getting water to the ice maker. I literally replaced it 5 minutes ago. I didn't hook up the water line to the ice maker (line at the bottom of the valve) to see if it the water would come out of the water valve and it doesn't. The girl on phone told me it could take 8-10 hours to work, but that doesn't make sense to me. The arm and teeth on the ice cube maker keep going up and down, even without a water supply. What do you think the problem is??
Answer Hello Sandy,
The first thing you want to check is the icemaker D7824706Q. When you take the cover off there are 3 phillips head screws. Remove these screws and visibly check the back of the icemaker module to ensure there is no burnt connectors. If you are not seeing any burnt marks then replace the motor and check voltage from N to V. When the icemaker is cycling there should be 120VAC when the unit calls for water. The fingers of the icemaker will be at approximately 11:30 position when it cycles on for water valve. If you are not getting 120vac then you have a bad icemaker module. At this point you would need to replace icemaker. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I talked to the lady on the chat line and I am trying to see if the water valve is not working she said to unplug it, how can I unplug it does she mean unplug the power to it or what ?
Answer Robert, She probably meant to say, to unplug the connector on the water valve, Then You'd want to attach a multi meter leads or test light to the wire connectors and test cycle the ice maker, ( remove the white plastic cover on the front of the ice maker and use a 3 inch piece of wire to jump the T and H openings) to see if there was voltage to the fill valve. If the voltage is there you'll need a new fill valve, if not you will need to check the wires to the valve or replace the ice maker. Thanks
We moved our office and when we tried to hook up the ice maker, the water kept running into the icemaker. I just ordered the water valve. Will this solve that problem or could it be something else? The icemaker does make ice. Thank you, Larry
Answer Hello Larry,
The water valve 61005273 will fix this unless it's a low water pressure situation. You see, the water valve is closed by water pressure only. There is no spring in the water valve to aid in its' closure. The water pressure pushes the valve shut. I would check to be sure there is sufficient pressure by placing the water line in a bucket or plastic trash can and turn the water on. If there is sufficient pressure, the new valve will correct the issue. If not, you will need to correct the low pressure condition to prevent the recurrence of the issue.
I am replacing the water valve for the ice maker on my Amana refrig. How do you unhook the water line from the valve to the maker?
Answer LaMonte, To disconnect the water tube from the water valve, you will need to press in or down on the white plastic "collar" that surrounds the water tube. Press down on the collar and pull the water tube out of the collar. To install, press in on the collar, insert thetube as far as possible, release the collar and tub out on the tube lightly, this will asure a proper leak proof fit. Thanks
You gave me 2 different kinds of water valve. Is the water inlet valve the same as the water valve parts? Which valve I'm going to replace is the one which I suspect is defective causing water leakage in the ice maker unit? Can this be done by a DIY person like myself?
Answer Hello Jhun,
The primary (Filter) valve, 12001892, is the first valve the water comes into the unit through. The secondary valve 61005626 is after the water filter. You can either test the valves to see which has failed, or you can determine by the nature of the failure. You see, if the first valve fails, there will be no ice or water. If the secondary valve fails, normally either the ice or the water will still operate normally while the other is inoperative. Sounds like, if I understand your complaint correctly, the valve at fault will be the secondary valve 61005626.