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Use this guide to replace a faulty water inlet valve for your GE Profile Refrigerator.

Many people rely on their fridge filtration system for clean and easily accessible water. When the water inlet valve is faulty this can lead to the fridge not dispensing any water leading users to think something is wrong with their fridge filter. This guide helps clear some of the confusion surrounding the topic and can help readers get their fridge to dispense water properly again.

  1. Shut off the water supply to your fridge.
    • Shut off the water supply to your fridge.

  2. Move the fridge so you can see the entirety of the back and then unplug the power cable.
    • Move the fridge so you can see the entirety of the back and then unplug the power cable.

  3. Using a hex Allen key or a wrench, remove the eight screws from the bottom back cover, which is either a thin sheet of metal or a sturdy cardboard piece. After removing the back cover, you will see the inlet valve at the bottom left-hand side of the fridge.
    • Using a hex Allen key or a wrench, remove the eight screws from the bottom back cover, which is either a thin sheet of metal or a sturdy cardboard piece.

    • After removing the back cover, you will see the inlet valve at the bottom left-hand side of the fridge.

  4. Remove the bolt and gently pull out the inlet valve.
    • Remove the bolt and gently pull out the inlet valve.

  5. Place a bowl underneath the valve to catch any remaining water when removing the pipes.
    • Place a bowl underneath the valve to catch any remaining water when removing the pipes.

  6. Loosen the bolt on the water pipe that goes to the top of the inlet valve.
    • Loosen the bolt on the water pipe that goes to the top of the inlet valve.

  7. Remove the two water pipes going to the bottom of the valve.
    • Remove the two water pipes going to the bottom of the valve.

    • Take a picture showing where each of the bottom wires go to help with reassembly.

    • Wipe down any water on the valve with a dry cloth.

  8. Pull out the white and red plastic tabs to remove the wires.
    • Pull out the white and red plastic tabs to remove the wires.

  9. You should now have the inlet valve fully removed from the fridge and you should be able to see four metal tabs (these were connected to the plastic tabs).
    • You should now have the inlet valve fully removed from the fridge and you should be able to see four metal tabs (these were connected to the plastic tabs).

    • Place the inlet valve top-down so you can check voltage conductivity later.

  10. Two of the four metal tabs should be connected to different colour plastic parts, one that is red and one that is blue. Once you have identified the different pairs, use your multimeter or voltage tester on the two metal tabs for the blue side. The black wire is on the left side and red wire is on the right side.
    • Two of the four metal tabs should be connected to different colour plastic parts, one that is red and one that is blue. Once you have identified the different pairs, use your multimeter or voltage tester on the two metal tabs for the blue side. The black wire is on the left side and red wire is on the right side.

  11. If the meter gives you a strong reading, repeat the process for the red side.
    • If the meter gives you a strong reading, repeat the process for the red side.

    • We are doing this to verify if your water inlet valve is faulty. If you have a low reading or no reading, it means your inlet valve is faulty and needs to be replaced.

  12. Perform a voltage test on the new replacement valve to ensure it works.
    • Perform a voltage test on the new replacement valve to ensure it works.

  13. Plug in the pipes that go to the bottom of the valve.
    • Plug in the pipes that go to the bottom of the valve.

  14. Proceed to do the same to the pipe that goes to the top of the valve and make sure you tighten the bolt.
    • Proceed to do the same to the pipe that goes to the top of the valve and make sure you tighten the bolt.

  15. Attach the 'white and red wire tabs and fasten the valve to the fridge.
    • Attach the 'white and red wire tabs and fasten the valve to the fridge.

  16. Secure the cover you removed from the bottom of the fridge with all of the bolts and screws accordingly.
    • Secure the cover you removed from the bottom of the fridge with all of the bolts and screws accordingly.

  17. Plug in the power cable and move the fridge back to its location.
    • Plug in the power cable and move the fridge back to its location.

  18. Turn on the water supply that goes to the fridge and grab a mug.
    • Turn on the water supply that goes to the fridge and grab a mug.

  19. Continuously pour at least 5.7 litres of water from the fridge. This serves as a way to keep your fridge filtration system running as intended.
    • Continuously pour at least 5.7 litres of water from the fridge. This serves as a way to keep your fridge filtration system running as intended.

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