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Ice forms on inside bottom of freezer
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Maytag 15 cu....
on Aug 15, 2010
5 years - no problems, then started to ice up .
Check drain under freezer coils and clean out. Look out for frozen drain instead of trash Use hot water or turn off 24 hrs if that is the case. I usually insert a phillips screwdriver dowm in the drain and
pour hot water on the screwdriver so the heat transfers downm the screwdriver to the ice clog.
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Maytag 15.6 cu....
on Aug 07, 2010
Ice maker not making ice
There's no ice
If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:
It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:
If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.
If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.
In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.
The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.
The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.
on Aug 07, 2010
My upright freezer is freezing
The water flows to the front because the evacuation hole at the back is blocked by dirt - clean it.
There are 2 possible causes for your freezer's problem:
1 - the coolant circuit is leaking and the fluid is lost = the freezing capacity is slowly dissapearing and will be totally gone very soon. Now it's still freezing at the bottom because the cold air is heavier then the hot air and settles down.
2 - the valves/thermostat commanding the circuit for the upper freezer are defective and they don't sent coolant to it = the upper freezer is not operational.
In either case a pro must inspect and repair the unit, this isn't what an average customer can fix.
Maytag 15 cu....
on Jul 29, 2010
Maytag Freezer quit working, Light is on, but not
According to your wiring diagram this is about the simplest machine in the world to work on.
Mounted on your compressor is a relay. The relay allows all the copper windings in the compressor to be energized momentarily to get the motor in the compressor started, then it drops half the cooper out because that's all that is needed once it is up and running. A thermostat allows current in the circuit till the desired temp is reached. I would check that relay first for signs of wear. They go bad with age.
If the relay is good bypass the thermostat's to see if she comes to life. If she starts working replace the thermostat.
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on Jul 09, 2010
Chest Freezer MCCF7WBX.Magic Chef.. Worked fine
Could be a tstat, but the machine should be running extremely cold.
Confused as to the age. You said it was 1 1/2 years old. If that is the case. the compressor,and all connecting tubing are under a 5 year factory warrant.
You could replace the tstat, and if within a few days the problem isn't solved, then the rest of the serious problems are covered by factory warranty.
Call your selling dealer for factory warranty service.
on Feb 20, 2010
It is 5 years old - the top 1/2 stopped cooling,
Sounds as if the fan in the freezer compartment isn't running. If so, remove the rear panel of the freezer compartment, inspect, and replace the motor if it tests bad.
If the fan is running, then look for a frost buildup on the lower half of the back panel.
If that's the case, then the defrost system has failed.
It is made up of 3 parts. The main heater, a calrod heater, mounted to the bottom of the cooling coil, and in the same area, a defrost thermostat, a round approx. 1" in diameter item that is clipped to the top of the coil.
Both can be tested with an ohm meter for continuity, once you remove the rear panel. However, the thermostat must be tested before it opens on it's own, which is about 50 degrees.
The last item is the defrost control which can be a timer or a solid state control board.
If it is a timer, you can advance it's shaft clockwise until the machine shuts off. If good it will turn the machine back on within 45 minutes. If not, it is bad and must be replaced.
Without a model number the answers are the best that be given.
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Below is a description on defrost system basic functions to help you if needed.
on Feb 17, 2010
Ice maker tray over flows and clumps ice, water
The normal operation is for the ice maker to harvest a batch of cubes, and then just before competing it's cycle, to open the valve to add more water for 7 seconds then shut off smartly.
At least 50% of water valve problems cause an overfill problem, because of internal wear etc. that does not let the valve close on time. This causes an overflow problem to the ice maker, and all the problems you described.
It should be corrected as soon as possible, since they have been known to throttle open and never close. Should it be overnight or while away, the damage can become quite serious.
on Feb 12, 2010
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