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242252702 Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve For Kenmore

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SKU: APN242252702K    
Condition: New
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Replacement water inlet valve used for some Crosley, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore, and White-Westinghouse refrigerator models.

Directly Replaces: 242252702, 240321801, 240505101, 240505102, 240508101, 240508102, 240531101, 241734301, 241734302, 7241734301, WV2702, 2692163, AP5671757, EAP7784018, PD00000153, PS7784018.


  • Controls the flow of water to the ice maker and water dispenser.
  • Typically used on side by side units.
  • May differ in appearance from original part due to manufacturer changes.
  • New quick connect fittings replace older style screw on fittings.
  • Uses (4) outlets.
  • Includes (1) 3-Solenoid Water Valve with Bracket, Instructions.


  • Color: Gray / Blue / Green / Yellow / Maroon.
  • Material: Plastic / Metal.
  • Electrical Specs: 120V (each), 50/60Hz (each), 20W (Maroon), 20W (Yellow), 35W (Green).
  • Dimensions: 7-1/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 3-1/4"H.
  • Additional Dimensions: (1) 1/4" tube inlet; (3) 5/16" tube outlets, (1) 1/4" tube outlet.
  • View Instructions.

*If you remove the blue retainer clips on the connectors during installation, they must be re-applied to prevent the water line from leaking. 

Repair Tip:
Check for a clogged water filter. On this valve you can do so by removing the tubing from under the brown solenoid, aiming the tubing connector of the valve into a cup or pitcher, and then activating the water dispenser. If water comes through, the next step would be to re-insert the tubing and then remove the tubing going to the elbow at the opposite side of the valve. Aim the tubing into a cup and activate the water dispenser. If no water comes through, the failure is going to be in the water filter. If water did come through the hose, then the water line would need to be inspected for any kinks or frozen sections. 

Check for a frozen line by disconnecting the tube at the bottom of the door and blowing air through it. If air does not pass through, this indicates that the water supply tube is frozen. If the water supply tube is frozen, thaw it out. Also, be sure that the freezer is kept at the proper temperature. If the freezer is too cold, it could be causing the water line to freeze.

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242252702 Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve For Kenmore

Repair Skill Level: 2 | Beginner to Moderate
Minimal disassembly (if any) and some basic tools may be needed.

Part Description: The water inlet valve controls the flow of water from the water supply line to the ice maker and water dispenser.

Failure Symptoms: Water dispenser and ice maker not working; Small ice cubes due to insufficient water supply; Water leaking.

Testing: Disconnect power to the unit and remove the water valve. Use a multimeter to check for continuity. The result should be between 200 and 500 ohms, unless otherwise marked on the side of valve. If your testing doesn't fall withing the suggested continuity range, it should be replaced.

Bonus Tip: Test to see if water pressure is the problem first. Water pressure to the water valve should be at least 20 psi. To visually test your water pressure, first shut off the home's water supply valve. Next detach the water supply line from the valve and hold the line over a bucket. Once over the bucket, turn the home water supply valve back on and watch the flow of water into the bucket. A weak flow of water indicates possible problems with the water line or the home water supply valve. A strong flow of water indicates a possible problem with the inlet valve.

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