Hi, it’s Steve form PartSelect. Today we’re
going to show you how to change the dual outlet water valve on your refrigerator. It’s a
really easy job; all we’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver, an adjustable
wrench, and a sharp knife. Let me show you how we do it. Now before we begin this repair the first
thing that we need to do is pull the fridge out far enough to disconnect the power supply,
simply pull the plug. Next thing we would do is turn off the water
supply to the refrigerator and disconnect the inlet supply line. Next we’re going to remove the cardboard
back cover. It is held in place with quarter inch hex head screws. Once you’ve removed the screws carefully
pull the cardboard back away from the water supply line and drop it down out of the back
of the cabinet. The water fill valve is located in the right-rear
corner, so the first thing we’re going to do is remove the inlet supply tube. You’ll
probably get some water come out of these lines so you should have a container to catch
any excess. We can discard the old piece. Next we’ll remove the wire harness connectors. With the harness out of the way we’ll remove
two screws that secure the mounting bracket to the side rail of the cabinet. Now you can pull the valve assembly right
out, and we’ll disconnect the existing outlet water lines. And again there may be some water
in this tubing, so you may want to have something handy there to catch the excess. And we can
discard the old valve. Now with this model of refrigerator it would
be very simple to just mount the valve in the same position as the original; your model
may not have had a vertically mounted valve and if so you’ll need to refer to the instillation
instructions that came with the kit for alternate mounting. So we’ll inspect the water lines, make sure
that they’re not cracked or frayed. If they are we’ll need to either cut a portion out
of there, if it doesn’t allow you a long enough piece they do send you a couple of
extensions that you can use. So we’re going to install the larger water
line on one side and the smaller quarter inch one on the opposite side. You can’t interchange
these, they only go one way. Now before we snug those up we’ll line the valve up the
way it’s going to be mounted, and we’ll connect the wiring harnesses to their appropriate
sides. Again they are two different sizes so they’ll only go on one solenoid each. Now using the original mounting screws position
the valve in place, and secure it tightly to the cabinet rail; and we’ll line up our
tubing make sure it’s not kinked or has any pressure on it. Then we can tighten those nuts up securely. Now you can use a new input to that water
valve, it does not use the garden hose connection so you can disregard that, we’re going to
go with a straight copper line with a feral end and new nut directly onto the valve. So
you may need to cut your existing copper tubing or you may all ready have that fitting on
it; if that’s the case you simply connect it directly to the valve. Now we’re ready to reinstall the back cover.
Tuck the top end in first. You may have to notch out around the connection for the valve;
simply just cut that cardboard fitting around it. Now it is important that we properly install
this back cover because it is essential for proper air flow to the condenser; don’t
take any short cuts here. Now with the back cover installed we’re
ready to reconnect the inlet water supply, turn the water on make sure we don’t have
any leaks, then we can reconnect the power, and our repair is complete. Told you it was an easy job; thanks for watching,
and good luck with your repair.