Replacement water inlet valve used for some Ikea, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool refrigerator models.
Directly Replaces: WPW10341329, W10341329, K-78134, 2683541, AP6019940, EAP11753251, PD00028226, PS11753251.
- Controls the flow of water to the unit.
- Typically used on bottom mount units with freezer on bottom.
- Has (1) 5/16" tube inlet, (1) 5/16" tube outlet, (1) 1/4" tube outlet.
- Includes (1) 2-Solenoid Water Valve.
- Color: White / Blue / Green / Red / Yellow / Gray.
- Material: Plastic / Metal.
- Electrical Specs: 110/120V (ea), 50/60Hz (ea), 20W (Green), 35W (Red).
- Dimensions: 4-5/8"L x 3-15/16"W x 1-5/16"H.
- Additional Dimensions: 3/16" terminals (Green), 1/4" terminals (Red).
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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I installed the valve after reviewing an installation video on YouTube, and the whole process from removing items from the refrigerator, to cleaning cob webs from behind the box, to cleaning up the water/ice dispenser took less than an hour. The product was slightly damaged (one of the electrical spades was bent, but easily straightened with pliers) but now fully operates both the ice and water functions. Here's a great video for this repair: https://youtu.be/e4pdc-eudik