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FFHS2622MWKA Water dispenser slow - Water valve test

VitoD

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Daughters Frigidaire side by side. Water dispenser slow. New filter. Tested 3 coil valve with meter on ohms 2k. Readings 413 412 240. I can't recall if the reading was whole number or decimal. Should all 3 valves have the same reading.?
 

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Jake

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Normal would be 500 to 1500 ohms on each valve, yes all should have the same reading.

Yours are a bit low, also the water inlet valve can fail physically, watch this video:

So before you replace the water inlet valve you will want to follow the video and take the water supply line off and put it in a bucket and test the water pressure, it should be a good strong stream coming out.

Here's the water inlet valve for your model:
242252702 Water Valve


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

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OK thanks. I saw that video but I wasn't sure about the readings, and didn't see anything that that mentioned that all valves should have similar readings. My daughter has decided that she's going to remodel her kitchen. In the mean time she will swap refrigerators. Has another one in basement area. Thanks so much!
 

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All the solenoids are all the same in the valves, so all readings will be 500 to 1500 ohms.

My daughter has decided that she's going to remodel her kitchen. In the mean time she will swap refrigerators. Has another one in basement area
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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
 

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All the solenoids are all the same in the valves, so all readings will be 500 to 1500 ohms.

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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
OK got new 3 coil water valve.
Old valve reading - meter on 2k ohms
.413 .412.... 240
New valve
.279.. .279 . 192
Is this right? why such difference between old and new valve.
The response to should all valves have same reading and the response was yes. So what gives?
 

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That is odd, I'm just going by what that video above said.

I rarely check the ohms of the solenoids. When a water inlet valve solenoid goes bad electrically, it is dead completely the meter will not read anything.

Most of the time the solenoid is physically bad. Meaning its sticking inside the solenoid.

Look what Rick said in post #8 here:
You're correct, it's more like 180 -200 for the ice maker coil and around 335 for the dispenser coil. There's a few oddball valves but that's the most common. I never check the ohms of the solenoids because they can check good and still not open the valve.

Jake
 
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VitoD

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What your take on the difference between the old valve, and the new one.
 

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