Whirlpool Kenmore 4318046 Water Valve (Only)


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Whirlpool 4318046 Dual Water Valve ONLY

New Style – (1/4″ threaded Inlet) – (1/4″ & 5/16″ Easy Slip Outlets)
This Is The Dual Water Valve ONLY.
Replaces Part Numbers: 2002182, 4210533, 627403, 627431, 627580, 627859, 627890, 627937, 627963, 628164, 628184, 628185, 628238, 628275, 628295, 819493, AP3103466, AH358630, EAP358630, ER4318046, PS358630, 8216, 850733, 876070, GVI-1002, GVI1002, GVI-901, GVI901.

Installation Instructions:

  • Pull the refrigerator away from the wall far enough so you can access the water line connection and work on the back of the refrigerator. Place a towel under the water valve assembly to catch water.
  • Unplug the refrigerator or shut off the circuit breaker for the refrigerator.
  • Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • Remove the screws that secure the service panel on the back of the refrigerator and remove the panel.
  • Remove the screw(s) that secures the mounting bracket to the frame of the refrigerator.
  • Pull water valve out of refrigerator cavity.
  • Disconnect each wire harness at each solenoid of valve (Keeping note where each one goes).
  • Disconnect water supply at valve by unscrewing compression nut.
  • Cut water tubes close to each nylon nut where they connect into old valve (Keeping note where each one goes) (You will not be using the old nylon nuts).
  • Now to install water valve.
  • Connect water supply line by reconnecting the compression nut tightly.
  • Next insert water tubes respectively as far as possible into ports of new water valve.
  • Tug on the water tubes to make sure their seated properly.
  • Attach wire harness leads to their respective solenoid coils.
  • Insert water valve into refrigerator cavity and attach water valve mounting bracket screw(s).
  • Turn water on and check for leaks.
  • Take a glass & run about a quart of water thru the front dispenser to flush out air that is in the system.
  • When all is good, attach back cover and slide refrigerator back into place.

Follow these simple steps of installation and you can really do it yourself without having to pay for a mechanic for such a simple task.