Cleaning an Ice Maker Water Valve


  • Can the icemaker water valve be cleaned?
  • How to clean the water valve with vinegar
  • Ice maker water valve is clogged

Steps to Verify Issue:

To clean mineral buildup on the inbound side of the valve:

  1. Turn the water supply off.
  2. Remove the valve.
  3. Use distilled white vinegar with a toothbrush on the valve and rinse well.
  4. Re-install the valve.
  5. Turn the water back on.

See also, Water Line Shut Off Valve Location.


The ice maker water valve can be cleaned if needed.

  • If leaking or breakage occurs, the part will need to be replaced.

See also, Sub-Zero Ice Maker and Water Valve Noise.

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