How To Diagnose A Faulty LG Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve

The LG refrigerator water inlet valve is an essential component that supplies water to the water dispenser and ice maker. If it malfunctions it could cause many issues, such as no ice production and low water pressure or leaks. It is crucial to identify a LG refrigerator’s water valve problem. This will ensure that your refrigerator works efficiently. In this article, we will guide you through a step-by -step guide to help you identify the issue with a defective LG refrigerator water inlet valve. We will also provide some of the common signs to look for and simple tests you can conduct to determine the problem. When you finish this article, you’ll have the knowledge to diagnose and perhaps fix the issue that will save you time and money by not hiring repair services.

Where can I find the LG refrigerator water valve?

Unplug the power cord to check the LG refrigerator’s water tank. After that, shut off the water supply to the refrigerator. Most foods are safe if left in the refrigerator as long as the doors remain closed; power will be cut off for around 30 minutes when checking the valve. Keep your hands safe by wearing gloves. The water valve is usually located at the bottom rear LG refrigerator. The LG water inlet valve can fail either electrically or mechanically.

Check the valve for electrical issues

You can test for an electrical problem by opening the LG refrigerator’s water valve, which is usually situated at the bottom of the cabinet. Use either an analog or a digital multimeter for checking continuity-good electrical current of the solenoid coils.

Disconnect the water supply wire from the valve. Then, disconnect the wires to the terminals of the solenoid coils. The number of coils will differ depending on the model and each coil has two terminals.

Adjust the multimeter to the lowest Ohms of resistance setting, and be sure that the meter is calibrated correctly.

Install a probe on one of the terminals then place the second probe on the other terminal. Repeat this for each solenoid coil.

If the meter reads infinity Ohms resistance, and the digital display doesn’t change or the needle does not move in the analog meter, then the valve is defective and has no continuity.

Checking the valve for mechanical issues

It is the easiest way to determine if there is a problem with the water supply to check for a mechanical failure.

Unplug the water supply from the LG water faucet.

A bucket should be placed under the the line for water supply.

Turn on the water to the supply line and examine the flow.

The issue may be with your water supply if flow of water is weak or irregular. A steady, consistent flow may indicate that the LG valve is limited or blocked.

In the end, a damaged LG water inlet valve can cause a wide range of issues that can affect the functionality of your refrigerator’s ice maker as well as water dispenser. But, if you follow the step-bystep procedure outlined in this article, you’ll be able to identify the problem and possibly repair it yourself, without having call a repair technician. Make sure you take security precautions while working with electrical equipment and water. If the issue is not resolved, or you’re not sure of the best way to perform the tests then it is recommended to speak with an experienced technician. If you take care of your refrigerator’s water-inlet valve, you can ensure that it continues to function properly and provide you with freshly-made, clean tasting water and Ice for a long time to come.