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this fix could be a simple leaking connection or hose
you have some options
call a technician and have the problem properly diagnosed and get a quote
if the quote is around 40% of the price of a new unit then consider a new unit as parts for your unit will be at the no longer available stage lf you really do not water dispensed from the door , disconnect the system and use a jug of water in the fridge or purchase a water/ drink cooler but that is an option to consider

Maytag... | Answered on Aug 08, 2016


Turn the freezer setting to a lower (not as cold) temperature, and then pour hot/warm water over the tube in the freezer that provides the water for the ice. Yes, the water in the tube may have become frozen.

To access the drain, remove the items and shelves in the freezer, then remove the lower rear panel... there are 2 screws holding it in place about 2 feet up from the bottom. When you have the panel out, you'll see the drain below the evaporator coil... take that back, you won't actually see the drain 'cause it's covered by ice, but it's there.
You can use a turkey baster to suction up water, and an aluminum pan to catch the run-off.
Use a hair dryer to melt this block of ice. Then remove that aluminum shield that's sitting there... this will expose the actual drain hole. What I do at this point is pour some very hot water (not much, about a cup) into the drain to help thaw the ice in the drain and use a small flat head screwdriver that's about 4" long to poke/scrape/dig in there and help it out.

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Maytag... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011


Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


Maytag... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Maytag... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


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  1. The fan or blower has failed.
  2. The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.

The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.
1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.

So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
  1. The fan or blower
  2. The timer device
  3. The electric heater coil
By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.

Good luck.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

Start by checking the water supply going to the fridge using the technique of the Master:
  • Turn off the water at the saddle tap valve
  • Disconnect the water line in the back of the fridge. Place the disconnected end in a bucket and open the saddle tap valve.
  • Observe the flow rate–water should shoot out vigorously. If not, then the saddle tap valve is probably gunked up with sediment and you’ll need to replace it.
That should restore normal water pressure.
If the water supply flow rate test, described above, appears normal, then the water inlet valve on the refrigerator may be gunked up with sediment. Here’s how we check for that:
  • Reconnect the water supply line to the valve and turn the water back on.
  • Disconnect the nylon tube from the dispenser side of the valve and replace it with section of tubing so you can out the other end in a bucket.
  • Now actuate the water dispenser and observe the flow out of the tube. It should be the same as the flow you observed in the first flow test described above. If not, then you know the valve is restricting the flow replace the valve.
Take care.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

That is probably the compressor. There should be a fan close by. When the compressor runs, does this fan turn? The fan must work properly for the entire refrigerator to cool adequately. The purpose of the fan is to pull cool room air over the coils and remove heat. If this heat is not transferred to the outside of the refrigerator, the cooling cycle will not function properly.

If the fan is not turning, it will need to be replaced. These are readily available.

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 29, 2009

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 06, 2008

Hi! Please check the manual. There should be info or a contact of their customer support. https://manualsbrain.com/en/manuals/1401540/?page=17

Maytag... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019

Give it about an hour. May have gone into defrost mode.

Maytag... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

Program code is located on the serial plate

Press and hold the Door Alarm keypad.

Press and hold the Freezer Temperature Down keypad within 3 seconds.

Release the door alarm keypad and wait 3 seconds.

The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.

Press the Freezer Temperature Down once more.

The control will display the current Program Code. This should be the same as the program code on the serial plate. If the code is correct, press the Door Alarm keypad for three seconds to exit.

Press the Refrigerator Temperature Up keypad or Refrigerator Temperature down keypad to change the digit value. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temperature Up keypad to select the next digit. Once the correct program has been entered, press and hold the Freezer Temperature Down keypad until the program code begins flashing indicating it’s been saved. Exit the programming mode by pressing any key.

Maytag... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019

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