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W10408179 Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve For Whirlpool / KitchenAid

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SKU: APNW10408179    
Condition: New
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Replacement water inlet valve used for some Amana, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, and Whirlpool refrigerator models.

Directly Replaces: W10408179, W10408179VP, 2186486, 2188622, 2188708, 2188746, 2205762, 2255457, 2304757, 2304833, 2315534, 4389177, WV8179, 1938614, AH3497634, AP5263471, EA3497634, EAP3497634, PD00002943, PS3497634.


  • Controls the flow of water to the unit.
  • Water valve only. Water tube and connector not included.
  • Designed to replace "in-grille" water filter valves.
  • Easy, push-in style tube inlet and outlets.
  • Includes (1) 2-Solenoid Water Valve with Bracket.


  • Color: Blue / Green / White / Red / Gray.
  • Material: Plastic / Metal.
  • Electrical Specs: 120V (ea), 50/60Hz (ea), 20W (W2), 35W (W1).
  • Dimensions: 5"L x 3-3/4"W x 3-1/4"H.
  • Additional Dimensions: (1) 1/4" inlet, (1) 5/16" outlet, (1) 1/4" outlet; 3/16" terminals (Green), 1/4" terminals (Red).

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W10408179 Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve For Whirlpool / KitchenAid

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.

Disclaimer: Information and recommendations contained herein are believed to be accurate as of the date hereof. Since the conditions and methods of use of the information referred to are beyond control, and Thrifty Appliance Parts LLC, cannot be held liable for results obtained or arising from use or reliance on such information.
The User assumes responsibility associated with making test measurements, adjustments, parts replacements and any other action necessary to perform any recommended procedures. It is the responsibility of the User to ask for clarification if a recommendation is not fully understood, including the risks and hazards associated with the recommended procedures.

  • Water inlet valve

    Posted by Teri Heggestad on 12th Jun 2023

    Only installed 1 week ago. So far working beautifully.

  • water inlet valve

    Posted by johnnybytler on 26th May 2022

    when on easy& works great & at a great price you will see me again when i have another problem

  • The Water inlet valve works great.

    Posted by Tim Combs on 13th Oct 2020

    The valve was easy to install and had both my water and icemaker working again!