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Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair #4577797
11/18/17 07:37 AM
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So I think, for my fridge this water inlet valve is going bad. Water dripping and leaking from dispenser area.

BITOG is full of tech brains, so was wondering, if anyone has mechanically repaired their valves ever?

https://www.repairclinic.com/Video/Video...Troubleshooting

If so, any thoughts or advice? Thank you.


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4577816
11/18/17 07:56 AM
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They're little pilot operated diaphragm valves like are on a washing machine or sprinkler system. Likely you could open up the valve and clean it, but a new one is not going to be very expensive. A major leak would cause water damage to the house.

Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: mk378] #4577819
11/18/17 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: mk378
They're little pilot operated diaphragm valves like are on a washing machine or sprinkler system. Likely you could open up the valve and clean it, but a new one is not going to be very expensive. A major leak would cause water damage to the house.

Yeah this. If it leaks you are going to be in a world of hurt. Buy a new one.


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: kschachn] #4577827
11/18/17 08:32 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: mk378
They're little pilot operated diaphragm valves like are on a washing machine or sprinkler system. Likely you could open up the valve and clean it, but a new one is not going to be very expensive. A major leak would cause water damage to the house.

Yeah this. If it leaks you are going to be in a world of hurt. Buy a new one.


+1 And it would most likely leak when you are away for a while never when you are at home. grin2


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4577854
11/18/17 09:14 AM
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I would just replace it. They are not expensive. The one in my 1991 vintage fridge stopped sealing well a number of years ago. The ice bin was a solid block, the freezer floor was ice, and water was flowing down into the fridge and onto the floor. If I hadn't been home it would have flooded my kitchen. Since the specific parts were no longer available I replaced it with a universal part for about $30. It was very easy to install. while I was waiting for the part to be delivered I was making ice using trays, but with the water from my R/O system. It was so much better than even the filtered tap water ice that even after I fixed the fridge I shut off the water supply and make my ice manually.

Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4577927
11/18/17 11:16 AM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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That seems to be it, right?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WR57X10051-Refrigerator-Water-Valve-for-GE-WR57X10032-AP3672839-PS901314-Pump/151854730320?epid=2254314352&hash=item235b3f4c50:g:gWwAAOSwXshWr4iA


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4577989
11/18/17 12:26 PM
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buy a new one made for your fridge they are rated at a certain flow rate

Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4578291
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Ordered whole 'new' assembly, thanks for the advice and help thumbsup


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4581980
11/22/17 02:21 PM
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Alright, so I installed a new part and so far there's no leak. Going to monitor it for a few days.

One thing, while water is being dispensed, can water inlet side where dispenser pipe is going can get a bit warm because of electrical flow?

Thanks again for all of your help and support.


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Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: maverickfhs] #4582055
11/22/17 03:33 PM
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i had the supply line rot on mine. thankfully i was at home when i noticed the leak. i think the clorine play havoc with the tubing

Re: Fridge Water Inlet Valve Repair [Re: WhyMe] #4582064
11/22/17 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: WhyMe
i had the supply line rot on mine. thankfully i was at home when i noticed the leak. i think the clorine play havoc with the tubing


Honestly, in wooden house a fridge shouldn't have a dispenser. Lol

You never know what's going on the back of that pretty face, errr Fridge!


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