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

Just cut-off some part at it bottom.

Maytag... | Answered on Sep 07, 2016


Maytag... | Answered on Sep 07, 2016

Try replacing the ice bucket. That has the teeth and gears that crush the ice up. It could be stuck. If not then there's a solenoid in the back of the freezer that switches the ice bucket from cubed to crushed. You'll see the rod in the ice bucket slides into a square hole that moves up and down. That's it there.

Maytag... | Answered on Sep 03, 2016

What is the model number of that Maytag refrigerator?
Appliance 911 Sea Breeze

Maytag... | Answered on Sep 01, 2016

Patti when you change the main control board you have to reprogram the refrigerator to understand the board there is a code just below the model number and here are the instructions you need to follow them carefully
Programming Mode:
NOTE: The Program Code is located on the Serial Plate on this unit after the word "Code."
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad .
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature Down Keypad within 3 seconds .
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Temperature Down Keypad once more.
6. The control will display the current Program CODE. This value should be validated with the Program CODE printed on the unit serial plate. NOTE: If the Program CODE is correct, the Programming Mode is exited by pressing Door Alarm Keypad for 3 seconds.
7. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Up Keypad or Refrigerator Down Keypad to change the digit value with each key press.
8. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temperature Up Keypad to select the next digit.
9. Once the desired Program CODE is entered, press and hold the Freezer Temperature Down Keypad until the Program CODE begins flashing indicating it has been saved. NOTE: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program CODE the control will not save the new code, but will beep. (The unit will NOT run with a Program CODE of 0000).
Once the Program CODE has been saved the Programming Mode is exited by pressing any key. If the new code is incorrect this process should be repeated. The Programming mode can be exited at any time by pressing Door Alarm key for 3 seconds or will exit if unattended for four minutes.


Maytag... | Answered on Aug 30, 2016

Here's a link to a breakdown of the parts but you need to answer a few questions about your refrigerator MFD2561HEB Trible Appliance Model Lookup tell me what you see when it's plugged in and the compressor should be running can you remove the back cover near the compressor and feel the compressor? is it hot is it making clicking noise? If you like to ask me questions that you need to have answered then answer a few of mine so that we can understand what's going on and what's not working on your refrigerator. here's a link contact me
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Maytag... | Answered on Aug 30, 2016

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 on Aug 28, 2016

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 on Aug 25, 2016

you call a repair shop and have it done professionally .

Maytag... | Answered on Aug 25, 2016

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

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