water inlet valve cracked in" winterized" forclosure home
Shut off Water & Power to dishwasher FIRST! Remove front dishwasher cover near floor.(4 hex head screw) Pull off 2 wire clip from valve Removed 3/8" copper water line backing off 5/8" nut, removing the line from the old valve. With pliers, squeeze open clamp on black water tube connected to other side of valve, slid it away from valve, down black tube about 2", pulled black line off of valve. ( I also had a wad of paper towels under the valve, as there will be some water leakage from the lines)Removed two hex head screws holding valve bracket onto dishwasher, removed valve . Removed small brass "L" fitting from bottom of old valve, Teflon taped it, and installed it in new valve. When putting in new valve, I attached black water line first, then put valve bracket on dishwasher with the 2 hex screws. Reattached the 3/8" copper line, tightening the 5/8" nut, slid 2-wire clip back onto "prongs" on new valve. Turned water back on, checked for leaks, slight drip on copper connection, just snugged up 5/8" nut, that stopped it! Turned elec. back on and ran the washer thru a cycle, checking for leaks, then reinstalled the front cover. Really Easy job!!! This company, you guys are the greatest, I've already received my new water inlet valve for the stainless fridge, that also froze and cracked, in this so called: "winterized" home. Was even $50.00 Less than from the manufac- turer them- selves!!! I'll be back, anytime I need a part.