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Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section (not on all models, but this is the most common way), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups (in the top back of the fresh food section) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



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Maytag Freezers | Answered on Feb 07, 2010


Hi,
You are probably right that it is always running. This is because the thermostat/sensor has gone bad. The fridge adjusts by a door that allows air to come from the freezer to the fridge side. Therefore this will still work...
You will need to replace or have the thermostat replaced....

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Maytag Freezers | Answered on Feb 04, 2010


This sounds like your Defrost drain is cloged. Do not chizel the ice. use hot water or a hair dryer to remove the ice. Now your either going to be lucky or a little unlucky. look at the back bottom area of the freezer and look for a hole the size of a dime. This is the defrost drain if you see it. If you don't then you will need to pull the power plug from the machine and remove the back wall of the freezer to find the drain. Then you can defrost the ice and then pour hot water down it the defrost that ice and get the drain clear. Its not good practice to shove things down the tube to clear the drain. you could break the tube. if you half to use somthing like a zip tie that is flexable.

Once the drain is flowing water your clear and can put the back wall back together. and plug the machine back in.

Keep in mind that you will need to remove the food and have a place for it while you are working on the machine.

one more thing. try not to pour more that 2 to 3 cups of hot water down the drain. The pan may not hold much more and will spill on the floor behind the machine.

Maytag 20 cu.... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


The defrost drain hole in the freezer side is frozen closed.
Turn off the fridge.Remove the bottom bin and look on the back wall of the freezer for the drain pan. It will have a block of ice in it. Use a hair dryer to defrost the pan AND the drain hole inside the pan,until you can pour a cup of water through the drain hole.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Dec 28, 2009


i got a straw and blew it through

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Dec 03, 2009


This will be caused by your fan inside the freezer. (The fan turns off when you open the door). Either the fan motor is bad or there is ice built up and the blades are hitting it. Good luck

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 12, 2009


you may have dislodged a sensor or perhaps you may have blocked your water line somehow... im not sure about this specific model, but just try having a look at what you did and see if there are sensors around there.. and make sure u havent dropped anything in there wich may have clogged the lines... lets hope its not your solenoid that has gone, sounds unlikely though you never know

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 11, 2009


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Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 09, 2009


You have a defrost problem. Either the defrost timer is not working to put it into an auto defrost, or you have a bad defrost heater or DTS (defrost thermostat switch).

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 08, 2009


A leak from the freezer means the icemaker is overfilling OR the water valve is broken.

Hard to diagnose without looking the appliance, so, check:

Can you see if the water is coming out from the icemaker fill tube? If so, is the icemaker bar in the OFF Position?

If both questions are answered as yes, the the water valve needs to be replaced. Perhaps it was already broken or foreign objects went into it during installation.

The part number for this model is 61005997 and costs about $25.00 USD. Check at the local appliance parts store (or check in google for a local appliance repair and parts). As I don't have your location, I can't do it for you.

For more information and support about your appliance you can visit the maytag website support at
http://www.maytag.com/support/service_parts.jsp


Good luck !

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 05, 2009


ur compressor is trying to start but the safety is turning it off may have a bad compressor but try this first might get it working again -(safety click sound) disconnects power when compressor gets to hot or is drawing to many amps--stuck--comp gets hot unplug unit and clean with a vacuum carefully under where comp and fan are this is the condenser area after cleaning or 1 hr plug in and check for start and that condenser fan is working may be reason for overheating-if still not working compressor needs service

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 04, 2009


ok hopefully i or the whatev er tech told you to ensure that the drain tube is free of obstruction
try removing the back panel and then remove the drain tube it self
make sure it is not restricted in any way
next if you have the metal drip pan above the tube
make sure the hole in the middle of the mtal pan is twisted open with a screwdriver
put a flat head in the hole and twist....
sometime you will get a water tension cover here similar to pudding skin
believe it or not that skin will block the hole and buld up ice
sinc eyou defrost seems to be working just fine im sure this should help
on elast thing there might be a duck bill on your drain tube

if therte is remove it,,,, its a rubber drip regulater on the pan end of rthe drain

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Nov 03, 2009


either the contactor on compressor is defective or the comp is low on freon/refrigerant

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Oct 05, 2009


model #? some are inside the unit, some are down below in the grill area (below doors) hope this helps

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Sep 30, 2009


If it has a fan in it, it's self defrosting. The moving air burns away the frost and 8 out of every 24 hours, the defrost timer will turn a heating element in the cooling coils, to melt away any ice buildup.
If it isn't a self defrost model, you can safely defrost it woth a pan of hot water. I also use a spray bottle woth hot water to help the process. DON'T use anything electrical to make the heat. Water can drip into or onto it and you could get electrocuted.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Sep 13, 2009


Unplug the unit, discharge the old capacitor, remove it and install the new one. Don't cross the wires.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Sep 05, 2009


You have to find a licensed refrigeration tech. with a recovery machine .

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Sep 04, 2009


This is not a self defrosting freezer . Remove the plug and hose ONLY when you unplug to defrost . You should defrost when the coils get about 1/4 " of frost (ice) on them . Otherwise , the frost will act like the plastic insulation on electrical wire , not letting the coldness freeze the food solidly .

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Sep 04, 2009

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