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Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on Aug 15, 2010

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.
If this was helpful please rate me.
Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas

Maytag 15.6 cu.... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010

Hello there:
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: bullet.jpg If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire. bullet.jpg If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire. bullet.jpg 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.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Aug 07, 2010

just spray it with 75/25 bleach/water it will kill any germs/smells....
also syringe the drain hole with bleach.(you only needed to wash out with clorine bleach and let it dry to totally clean the unit....)

Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on Jul 31, 2010

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.... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010

According to your wiring diagram this is about the simplest machine in the world to work on. a369c99.gifMounted 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. 46684ba.jpg743f4b2.jpgIf 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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Maytag Freezers | Answered on Jul 09, 2010

May I get the model # so I can help you get the right part.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Jul 05, 2010

The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

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Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on May 27, 2010

No, It is very unusual for a freezer compressor to catch fire...while they can run very warm alot they do not get that hot unless there is the failure of a couple of things at once..


Maytag 14.8 cu.... | Answered on May 02, 2010

Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack

Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

This sounds like your defrost heating coil has gon bad. Not much you can do but replace it. Please leave a good thumbs up for me for the effort. Pretty sure I'm correct on this one. The Raz Shack

Maytag 20 cu.... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

what is your question?

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

Good day,
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.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Feb 20, 2010

Good day,
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.
If you want to post a response with details and model number, it would be a more detailed response from us.

Below is a description on defrost system basic functions to help you if needed.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Feb 17, 2010

My freezer only freezes at the bottom

Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

Good day,
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.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Feb 12, 2010

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