I just bought a used Maytag side by side fridge model RST2200FAE and we decided not to hook up the water line for the ice maker unit. Do I have to disconnect the Ice maker to stop the freezer from circulating so much as it seems to go on about every 30 minutes for about 10 minutes. The fridge and freezer work well other than that.. There is a very slight grinding sound occasionally, almost like it is trying operate the ice maker .
Also do I need to plug the fridge fitting for the water supply line that is not hooked up?
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Re: Freezer is almost always running....
If you look at the icemaker, you will see a metal wire which runs along the side of the unit. If you manually swing the wire arm up until it locks in place (about 90 degree swing from the normal straight down position) you will have turned the icemaker off. (Alternatively you can unplug the electrical plug from the icemaker which goes into the freezer wall.)
If the icemaker is not turned off, it will periodically cycle, which turns on the ice cube mode release heater during it's cycle, putting unnecessary heat into your freezer. You do not need to plug the ice maker supply line. This should be a Fix-Ya for your refrig.
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there is nothing missing, the one to the drain pan is coming from the freezer, The one going to the door, is going to the water dispenser. If you pull the fridge out and go behind, you will also see one going up to the ice maker. At the bottom of the fridge in the back, remove the cardboard panel. Once removed you will see the water inlet valve with two lines leading from it. (The one going to the door and the one going to the ice maker. At the front of the water inlet valve is where the main connection gets hooked up to supply the water. Remember to use teflon tape or it will leak. Hope this helps
Remove the back panal in the freezer compatment to reveal the evaporator. You will notice the drain pan frozen up with ice. pour hot water on it or blow hot air with a hair drier. If the fridge is turned off the ice will melt and clear the drain hole. When the ice is cleared the water will be alowed to flow out to the evaporating pan under the fridge. Be sure that the water runs freely out of the fridge and allow a few hours to dry. Good luck. Be careful not to damage the evaporating coils.
Your inlet tube that goes to the icemaker may be frozen.To Check: Shut off water supply to Fridge, disconnect thewater line that goes to the icemaker at top back. Use a flexible item to insert in the water line connection.I used a zip tie. If the flexible item won't all the throughto the ice maker, the line is frozen. Thaw out the tube from inside the freezer with a hair dryer. Re-connecteverything, you now have ice . . . Solution #2: You may have to replace your "Water InletValve" located at bottom right rear of Fridge.Easy to do, just follow the color codes, be sure and shut off the water.
This is the water coming from your defrost cycle. I'm not sure on this model, but the auto defrost will always generate some water. Some brands use a pan underneath that collects the water and then lets it evaporate, and some put the water in the condenser coil that's under the unit. Yours must have the line that runs from the freezer to the place it's supposed to go unhooked or misrouted. It could also be clogged inside the freezer.
have actually been having the same problem. We have a Maytag MTB2156GEQ
and it hasn't been cooling well at all lately. Temp in the fridge is
about 52 degrees even on the highest setting. The freezer seems to be
fine. I pulled off the back panel and vacuumed out the condensor coil
and everything else under there. I then pulled out the control panel on
the ceiling of the fridge. The channel between the freezer and fridge
was almost completely blocked with ice. I cleaned it out by taking out
the back panel of the freezer and pouring hot water down through the
hole until it was clear. that seem fix the issue.
The water valve is on the back of the refrigerator. The water line connects directly to that valve. If there is no line available then you will need to run one from a cold water line in the plumbing using a drill type (1/4") saddle valve on that pipe. Hope this helps. If you need more instruction let me know!
Sign guy, you have a bad water valve on your fridge. It's allowing a very small amount of water to bypass it and enter into the freezer section Ice Maker fill tube where it freezes. (I always pull those fill tubes out through the back of the fridge and run them under hot water, then blow through them to ensure that it's clear.) You'll need a new valve assy. for it. Open the fridge door and find the data tag, get the model number off of it and call your local appliance parts place. It'll be a dual coil valve assembly.