Samsung Refrigerator Repair Tucson
Here at Best Appliance Repair, we love our Samsung Galaxy phones, but we also love to help people who need a Samsung refrigerator repair. It’s never fun to have a major appliance like a refrigerator break down on you, but in Tucson, if it happens, we’re there to help you every step of the way. Samsung refrigerators have become quite popular in the past years, and while they are generally very solid appliances, we do see quite a few of them on our refrigerator service calls. To be honest though, I think that’s more due to the fact that they are increasingly popluar and found in more and more Tucson homes, not that they break down any more than GE, Kenmore, KitchenAid or any other brand.
So if your Samsung refrigerator is giving you trouble, Best Appliance Repair Tucson is your go-to solution. For example, if you find that you’re having issues with the water flow to your fridge, such as no ice being made in your freezer or if you find water leaking from your refrigerator, there’s a good chance that you need a new water inlet valve kit. While we’re talking about Samsung refrigerators at the moment, this really applies to all makes and models. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful. If this isn’t the specific problem you’re experiencing, feel free to give us a call any time.
So now, let’s have a look at how to change the water inlet valve kit in your Samsung refrigerator (again, or any other brand refrigerator as well). It’s really a pretty easy job, and all you’ll need is a quarter inch nut driver and a sharp utility knife.
The first step in this repair will be to pull the refrigerator forward enough so that you can get in behind it and change the part. Disconnect the electrical supply, pull plug out and turn off the water inlet supply. Located in the right rear corner we need to remove two or three screws to allow us to pull the cardboard cover out of the way.
You’ll find some self tapping quarter inch hex head screw that you’ll need to remove. This back cover is an integral part of cooling system, so we need to reinstall it when we finished our job, so take care not to damage it. Once it’s removed, that should give us enough room to work easily.
The water valve is located right here with two more quarter inch machine screws that are holding the water valve to the cabinet. Remove those and now we can pull the fill valve out of the cavity, and we can gain access to it. We need to disconnect the two electrical harnesses; they have different size pins, so you can’t really mix them up. One type has a compression type tubing on it, so we need to press it on the collar and the tubing will pull out. Probably get a little bit of water that will spill in here but it won’t be any amount.
Now the next thing we need to do is clean up our tubing, so we will cut off a little bit off the end there where it’s roughed up from being installed in the old valve that will ensure we get good clean tight fit. Using a block of wood to protect your floor, with a sharp knife cut it nice and square so there is no burst. Now the replacement valve you get may have this extra piece on it. If your existing valve has that on it, you don’t need to do anything special just reinstall it the same way. Now the case with this Samsung refrigerator, it does not have that extra piece in the back that simply snaps away, so break it away, discard that.
Now we just need to reinsert tubing into the new valve. There will be a little resistance with the old ring in there and then it will eventually bottom out. A little tug is all that’s needed to make sure its firmly in place. Make sure they bottom out then pull them back to make sure they are nice and tight. Reconnect our harness; again there are two different size terminals, so you cannot mix them up.
Reinstall the two mounting screws there on the back of the fridge. Make sure you tuck the water tubing in place out of the way, and make sure there are no kinks on it. This is a good time to turn your water supply back on to make sure we have no leaks. Once you’ve verified that we have no leaks then close up the back cover. And again, this cardboard cover is important for proper air circulation, so we need to reinstall it carefully.
Now we are ready to plug the refrigerator back in, push it back in its proper location, making sure not to kink the inlet water line. And our repair on this Samsung refrigerator is complete.