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Water Inlet Valve

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Fix Number: FIX3497634
Manufacturer #: W10408179
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

If the ice maker or water dispenser on your fridge are not working, or there is water leaking, it may be an issue with your water inlet valve. This part is found at the back of your refrigerator and supplies the water to both your ice maker and water dispenser. The materials can be worn out over time with regular use and should be replaced. Another area on the valve to inspect is the solenoids, which can be done with multimeter to check for continuity. This is a genuine OEM part that measures approximately 6.5 inches long by 3 inches wide and is made of plastic and metal. To replace this part, you will need access to the back of your fridge. Please ensure that you disconnect the power and water supply before beginning this repair.

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Replacing your Water Inlet Valve

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Harrington
April 27, 2022
Installed new solenoid but no water is going to the freezer
For model number GS6SHAXMQ00
Hello Harrington, thank you for your question. We suggest checking the valve for mechanical Failure. The correct Water Inlet Valve for your model is FIX3497634. Also, have you checked your water tubing to ensure it is not kinked or clogged. We have a video for you to access. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Harrington
April 27, 2022
Where can I get the wiring diagram for my whirlpool fridge/freezer. Squirrels got in and damaged some of the wire's
For model number GS6SHAXMQ00
Hello Harrington, Thank you for the question. Since we just carry the replacement pats, we suggest contracting Whirlpool directly for the Wiring Diagrams. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Average Repair Rating: 4.1 / 5.0, 23 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    John from Bennettsville, SC
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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  • Customer:
    Sean from Seaford, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10445062, W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Ice Maker Not Making Ice
Pull Fridge away from wall. Have paper towels for residual water in tubing. Shut off water supply valve. Unplug fridge. Remove screws holding cardboard guard in place. Unscrew two screws holding valve in place. Remove electrical plugs note which color went to which color solenoid coil. (red & green) Remove tubing from old valve and place into new one by one. Be sure tubing is in good condition and is pushed all the way in to seat. Turn water supply valve is back on and verify no leakage. Mount valve back in place with two screws, vacuum any dirt and debris while your there and replace cardboard panel. Plug fridge back in and push back in place. Ice will begin making in a minute or so.
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  • Customer:
    Edward from Saint Leonard, MD
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179, 2198597
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Water was running out of the ice maker slot.
After immediately closing the water supply valve, I looked over the system and decided to look online and found Part Select. After reading what others have found; then watching the excellent "How To" videos, and using the easy to follow parts diagrams, I had ordered a new ice maker and water inlet valve. Considering how old the fridge was, how much we use the ice maker and water dispenser, and the price of the parts, I didn't want to play around and bought both parts. I simply followed the exact video instructions and was done in 30 minutes tops. I'm an aircraft mechanic so this job was super simple for me, but, I believe that with the excellent "how to" videos supplies, anyone could accomplish many of these simple part replacements and save themselves a lot of money. I will differently use this site again.
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  • Customer:
    robert from east hartford, CT
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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no water to ice maker
removed cardboard panel from back of frig. removed 3 water lines from inlet valve .very easy to remove they just push in.removed 2 small hex bolts holding valve bracket to frig.reversed process to install. extremely easy,clear instructions in box with part.service from the website was without a doubt the fastest service i have ever had ordering online. ordered part late sun pm est was on on my doorstep tues am using standard ground shipping.repairman wanted $145 just to come out.Phenomenal service, part was exact fit.total cost with shipping $75.my tenants are very happy!! bob in ct
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  • Customer:
    Al from Williamsburg, VA
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Ice maker water refill would not stop running
Had to make adjustments for variances between the 2 parts. Not particularly difficult just some adjustments. Problem still exists where refill water come into the ice maker, about 6 - 8 drops of water drop into the ice cube box causing icy chunks to form. This is improved over previous condition but needs corrected.
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  • Customer:
    Kim from Murphysboro, IL
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench (Adjustable)
Valve Was Busted & Leaking
Took the screw that was holding it on to the refrigerator out unplugged the two plug ends, took the water lines out. Hooked the water lines, plugs on the new one, screwed the unit back on to the fridge & presto your done.
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  • Customer:
    Patricia from Richmond, VA
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Our water filtration system wasn't working properly
Turned off water supply to frig, pulled off lower back panel, removed old pump, inserted new pump, and tested.
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  • Customer:
    DOUGLAS from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
QUITE MAKING ICE, THOUGHT IT WAS A WATER PROBLEM
VALVE WAS VERY EASY TO INSTALL, BUT IT DIDN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM, SO I ORDERED THE ICE MAKER ITSELF. TOOK 5 DAYS TO GET THAT, BUT WHEN I GOT IT, IT WAS VERY EASY TO INSTALL. THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM, AND I NOW HAVE ICE.
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  • Customer:
    john from st. cloud, FL
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
water leak from ice dispenser
removed rear cardboard cover,removed water inlet valve, with 1/4 in nutdriver, 3 water lines and elect. wires reverse to reinstall,easy to install but did not fix my problem
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  • Customer:
    Patricia from Katy, TX
  • Parts Used:
    W10408179
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
water all over the kitchen floor
I wasn't sure where the kitchen leak came from--there was so much water it ran into adjacent rooms! After mopping it all up I found it had stopped leaking. I really just guessed that it was from the fridge since it started leaking by itself and then stopped by itself. My google research let me here again. (for the same fridge!). I looked at the video instructions and decided to try it myself. Ordered the part, and did it exactly like the video. It could NOT have been easier to do. I love this place. This is the second problem I have fixed myself thanks to this site. Yea!
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX3497634
Manufacturer Part Number: W10408179
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10650204991
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10650204992
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10650204993
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