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FIXED KSSC42QMS01 Need help w/ built in refrigerator, no water coming from dispenser. How to access.

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TrimDr

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Location
Texas
Model Number
KSSC42QMS01
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
More than 10 years
I need to test and possibly replace the inlet valve on my KitchenAid built in. The valve is located underneath and there is no room to get to it.

Do I lay down a 650lb fridge on it's side? Do I crank up the leveling feet to the max, how much room will that give me? Right now I barely have 5" of space. It's hard to see the valve, let alone remove it.

Ice maker is working.
I was able to remove the tube going into the filter, and it's clear from there.
I removed and replaced the filter, tried a new filter.
I get the "click" from the micro switch in the door, and the light does come on.
The hum/buzz you normally hear when water is dispensing is no longer there.

The water stopped dispensing while in use.

Any thoughts? I'm fairly certain it's the valve.
 

rickgburton

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When you press the dispenser you should read 120 VAC between P4-6 and P5-4 on the main board. If you can slide the machine out a few inches you should be able to lean it back.
WP2188786 Valve-Inlt
 

TrimDr

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Fixed, fixed and fixed.

The dispenser issue was the inlet valve. No continuity.

I also replaced the water reservoir:
WP2256126 Water Reservoir

and now the water taste and smell is back to normal.

I also replaced the ice maker mold WPW10190929 - wow, that was way overdue. The rest of the ice maker was just fine. I didn't feel like waiting for delivery so I bought it locally for $70. The complete ice maker was $180.

Hardest thing was moving the built in into a carpeted area next to a wall. I tilted it up against the wall in order to create enough room to do all the necessary repairs. This s a 2 person job. I used 2 bricks under each side to make sure it didn't come back on me while working on it.
 
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