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The water dispenser on my refrigerator is not working. So far I have confirmed there is no blockage in the

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:21 AM
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The water dispenser on my refrigerator is not working. So far I have confirmed there is no blockage in the door by removing the water line below the door and moving air through the line and out the water spigot. I have also confirmed there is no blockage in the water line between the water valve in the back of the fridge and the where the water line reaches the bottom of the freezer door. I hear a buzzing sound when pressing the water dispenser. The ice maker works perfectly. I am assuming that I need to replace the water valve assembly in the bottom rear of the fridge. From what I have been able to find on the net so far, that is most likely the culprit but I could use some expert advice just in case my novice senses are wrong. Also I found part #4389177 on the sears parts direct website - is this the correct part? And how do I hook up the quick connects on this part with the screw on connectors from my old water lines?


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Also, the water filter is brand new and we replace them religiously every 6 months.
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Sounds like the problem is a bad water inlet valve, but before order the part I would do two things: make sure the water reservoir in the refrigerator (behind the bottom drawer) is not frozen and check if 120 VAC coming to the water valve solenoid while the water dispenser calls for water.

If there is nothing wrong then the water inlet valve is the culprit. The part number you posted is correct. It comes with the installation instructions.

- The water inlet valve Part number: 4389177

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Thanks very much for the quick reply Gene!
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You are welcome. Keep us posted.

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Thanks Gene. I changed out the valve today and it's working perfectly!

This is a great site because people like yourself are willing to help others. Thanks again!
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Thank you for good words. I'm glad you were able to fix it. Thank you for the feed back and good luck with your refrigerator.

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