20 Most Recent Maytag PTB1551GR Top Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers

<span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt">Hi,</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><br />If your refrigerator is running but warm, then&hellip;</span><br /> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </span><br />Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...<br /><br />Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair<br /><a href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor<br /><a href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting</a><br /><br />Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay<br /><a href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor</a><br /><br />heatman101 <br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break" /></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"></span>

Maytag PTB1551GR... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010

Your model does not have a defrost timer, it has something called an Adaptive Defrost Control Board. Your model uses this board=> HERE The ADC can be found behind the control panel inside the fresh food compartment above the top shelf item location 4 in this photo=> HERE

Maytag... | Answered 9 hours ago

Typically you can access it by pulling out your bottom shelving. You will see a snake looking tank. You can use a hair dryer to thaw out

Maytag... | Answered 3 days ago

you call a repair shop and have it done professionally .

Maytag... | Answered 3 days ago

There's a good chance that the water filter needs replacement.

May be some other reasons. Here's page 12 of the manual, also look at page 21 for troubleshooting ideas.


Maytag... | Answered on Aug 06, 2016

This model Maytag has a defrost control board and not a defrost timer. Your control board is located at the top of your refrigerator behind the display.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 28, 2016

IF you have an automatic ice maker, the electrical connection in that is bad, you need to replace the ice maker or disconnect it and remove it.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 23, 2016

Hello Karen Gibson,

I hate to say this ... (It would make Bill Gates so proud)... but just try UN-PLUGGING IT... and/or using a different outlet...

Not likely but always a great FIRST STEP...

I am the guy you hear about that changes the light's WALL switch... because 2 bulbs burned out at the same time.

On MY REFRIGERATORs... while not cheap... the low voltage boards are one of the easiest things to change...

They are external.

If you are inclined to attempt this yourself... just take good pictures... ook them over to see if you can tell which wire goes where... If you put EVERYTHING EXACTLY BACK...

It will either start magically working... and you will have that SPARE PART you always wanted anyway.

Always remove power.
Always handle CIRCUIT PACKs (PCB = printed circuit board)
like you know the can cost $100s... and a single static SPARK can ruin the most ROBUST semi-conductors)... Consider buying or borrowing a static wrist strap.
(noted at bottom)...

No model number came through with your question... so I'll be using the word "TYPICALLY ... anywhere it sounds like I'm stating a fact...

go to one of the parts houses... eBay or even AMAZON...
Type in your make + model + low voltage + board"

I include SEARS ... their prices are improving... but that is just because they had NO-WHERE-ELSE TO go... (opinion)...!!

Pictures are demonstrative ONLY... YOUR NUMBERS will CERTAINLY be different...!!!

Hope this helps!! (mine was MFR Discontinued)...
found it on eBay... (then FIXED MY OLD ONE!!)

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Maytag... | Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Sometimes the new board will be in defrost mode when you install it, leave it powered up for 30 minutes to see if it begins cooling... Maytag Refrigerator Control Board W10890094
Also be sure the code is entered properly, these will do NOTHING without the right code.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 11, 2016

Refrigerators are never supposed to be on GFCI devices, they will tend to "leak" a bit of current to ground during defrost and "trip" when there is no real problem... You can test this theory by plugging the machine into a two-prong adapter to see if it still exhibits the same symptom, the only problem I have seen in home refrigerators that can trip a 20 amp circuit break is a seized compressor that is drawing "locked rotor amperage." By design, the start relay/overload should interrupt power before this happens... Hard Start Kit RCO410

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 05, 2016

That term is not clear, there is a coil on the outside of the unit and it can be in the back or on the bottom behind the front base trim panel. That coil is known as a condenser. There is also an evaporator coil that is inside the unit that gets cold so they are both considered heat exchangers.

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016

Vacuum cleaner and then soft wet cloth

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016

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