Model #TFX26KPDAWW GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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How do I switch over the water lines from the old valves to the new ones when replacing the water valves 795 and 799 on GE refrigerator model TFX26KPDAWW?

A:

If you are replacing part 795 and 799, then you should order part 798 (part number WR57X10026). Part 798 has parts 795, 799 and bracket 777 and is less expensive than buying the valves separately. The parts list diagram is a little confusing regarding these parts. The part 798 is shown in the image below. To properly replace this part, follow these steps:

  • Unplug the refrigerator to disconnect electrical power.
  • Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • Remove the access cover on the bottom outside back of the refrigerator.
  • Disconnect the water supply line to the valve. This normally has a threaded connection. Your owner's manual will illustrate how to connect the water line. Reverse those directions to remove the water supply line.
  • Pull the wire harness connections off of the old water valve and move them to the new valve one wire at a time so that you make sure they are positioned properly.
  • Move the water lines one at a time as well. To remove a water line from the old valve, push the collar in and pull the line out. Have a towel handy. Residual water in the lines may leak out when a water line is disconnected. To connect the water line to the new valve, just push the water line into the proper fitting. Give the water line a slight tug to make sure that it is seated properly in the fitting on the new water valve.
  • Once you have all of the wires and water lines moved to the new valve, remove the old water valve and mount the new one in place.
  • Reconnect the water supply line.
  • Before you replace the access cover, turn the water supply back on and check for leaks. Plug the refrigerator back in and see if the dispenser works properly. Check again for leaks. Once the ice maker cycles, check the system again for leaks. The fittings on this water valve are dependable. As long as you push the water lines in and seat them, it is doubtful that you will find water leaks.
These tips should help you properly replace the water valves on your refrigerator. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 17, 2009

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