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Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Safety precautions: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: step 2, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: step 2, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the rear panel.

    • Loosen the screw securing the water hose enough for the rear panel to freely move.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the rear panel: step 3, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the rear panel: step 3, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the rear panel: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the rear panel off the chassis to remove it.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the clip: step 4, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the clip: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use needle nose pliers, or your fingers, to remove the plastic clip on the inlet valve assembly.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the front water hose: step 5, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the front water hose: step 5, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the front water hose: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Push the plastic ring above the front water hose to release its clips.

    • As you push the ring, pull the water hose downward to disconnect it.

    • Repeat the disconnection procedure for the other water hose on the inlet valve assembly.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Unfasten the inlet valve assembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the inlet valve assembly.

  7. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Reposition the inlet valve assembly: step 7, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Reposition the inlet valve assembly: step 7, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Reposition the inlet valve assembly: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the inlet valve assembly off its slot in the chassis and rest it on the floor.

  8. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Place a clean and dry rag under the inlet valve assembly before continuing.

  9. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the clip: step 9, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the clip: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use needle nose pliers, or your hands, to pull the clip off the rear water hose.

  10. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Push the yellow plastic ring above the rear water hose to release its clips.

    • As you push the ring, pull the water hose away from the inlet valve assembly to disconnect it.

  11. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the assembly wire connector: step 11, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the assembly wire connector: step 11, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Disconnect the assembly wire connector: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Use a flathead screwdriver, or a similar tool, to disconnect any wire connectors attached to the inlet valve assembly.

  12. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Remove the inlet valve assembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the inlet valve assembly from the chassis.

  13. Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Replacement, Meter the inlet valve assembly: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • If you own a multimeter, you can test your inlet valve assembly's resistance.

    • A range between 500–1.5 kΩ is acceptable.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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