How To Test Your Refrigerator’s Water Valve

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Has your fridge not been able to produce ice or dispense water? You might have to test your refrigerator water inlet valve. We have listed the steps to walk you through a quick step-by-step process on how to test your water valve.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

  1. Disconnect unit from the power source
  2. Disconnect the water supply line (be sure to have a towel or bucket handy for any excess water spills)
  3. Remove back panel of the refrigerator
  4. Locate water valve
  5. Disconnect fill line and wire harnesses from the water valve
  6. Push down on tabs to remove water hoses
  7. Take your multimeter and set to lowest Ohms. If you have an analog meter, touch probes to zero out.
  8. Touch one probe to each terminal ( should read between 200-500)
  9. Reassemble parts and back panel
  10. Reconnect power source

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