My water dispenser has a slow drip, could this be the valve and which one the inlet or filter?
Answer Hello Michaelyn,
If the water filter has been recently changed you need to dispense a couple of gallons of water to purge all air from the water system since this can cause the issue. If you detect any water under the bottom drawer the water tank 61003689 is drawing in air from a pinhole and will have to be replaced. Otherwise you could have a low water pressure issue to the unit. If not, both water valves should be replaced at the same time as per the manufacturer since one will fail soon after the other. Logically thinking if the water pressure gets through one valve it also has to get through the other to produce a drip.
I replaced both water inlet valves. The video said the terminals were two different sises. 1/4" and 3/16 " I took mine off not realizing there were the same size. Now I don't know which terminals to hook up to which valve.
Based on the wiring diagram of your unit, the icemaker water valve will have wires tan and red and the water dispenser valve will have the colors black and White/Blue stripe. The green valve is the icemaker valve and the redish tan valve is the water dispenser.
I am replacing the water inlet valves. The video showed the wire attachments being two different sizes. My wire connections are the same size so when I took them off I didn't note which wires went where. I have 2 sets because there is two valves. I have tried all combinations but can't get the water to supply the fountain or ice-maker.
Answer Hello Jim,
As per the wiring diagram for your model, the red wire and the tan wire goes to the icemaker water valve. This will be the one with the smaller water output line. The black wire and the white with a blue trace should connect to the water dispense valves. Both of these valves can be wired backwards and the circuit will operate normally since the coils that open the valves are not polarized, (AC circuit).
Would this water inlet valve work for my Maytag fridge model (MSD2732GR)?
Answer Hello Daniel! Yes, the water filter 61005626 is the correct replacement listed for your icemaker assembly. Thanks!
Your site says I can use the 5626 so I bought it. But it don't work. My water lines are threaded not snap on. The water outlets need to be threaded.
Answer Hello Stephen. The water valve you have is correct for your model. The original valve was discontinued by Whirlpool and is no longer available. This is the replacement. The valves no longer have the threaded connections. You will need to cut off the threading on the line and attach using the push in connection.
I want to add a filter to my water line when I replace the water inlet valve assembly. How can I do that? Thanks, C
Answer Hello Cheryl,
You can add an in-line filter 4392949 by cutting the water line to the unit and adding it at least 2 feet before the water valve connection. If the water line is copper, you will have to cut it with a tubing cutter. Be sure the water line doesn't get crimped when pushing the unit back into its' installed position.
Our icemaker has stopped working. No water is coming to the icemaker, will replacing the water valve fix this? Thanks, Miriam
Answer Miriam, Yes, replacing the 61005626 Water Inlet Valve, may solve the issue. It's a good place to start. You forgot to include a model number for the refrigerator, and depending on the machine you may have a "secondary" fill valve that has a failed solenoid as well, so you may want to re check and replace both valves, if equipped.