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Refrigerator doesn't start

Lights are on, but I need to flick switch several times to get it started. Then it runs for only 30 seconds and shuts off.

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  • wha452 Apr 16, 2009

    I don't recall a click when I flick the switch, which is on top of frige section. both show dashed line first, thern the cooling number comes on, then after flicking at least 2-3 times, the compressor starts up. After 30 seconds, is all shuts off again. Lights are on in frige the whole time. I have tried unplugging for 30 minutes to reset with same results.

  • wha452 Apr 18, 2009

    Thanks for all your help and advice. I decided to play it safe and called a local service repair place. They came today, and confirmed the control board is shot. Total cost, including service call is going to be under $200. Too bad, the unit is around 4 years old. Maytag Co just ain't what it used to be



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If a click is coming from the compressor area when you flick the switch, sounds like the compressor start relay or the start capacitor. Let me know if the model and make is correct above your post, so I can examine the refrigerators diagram. That way we will be on the same refrigerator. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Apr 16, 2009

    That is a control board inside the cold food section.

    Part # AP4366538

    Go to this site blue link above refrigerator like your model click on blue line just above refrigerator like your model, that will take you to all parts for your refrigerator. I believe the control board is bad, so if you unplug refrigerator and remove plastic cover look for burn marks on the board. (part number AP4366538 or other site enter model or part number. Same thing just no picture.That is where you find all picture of what I am talking about. Thanks, Sea Breeze Pt# AP4366538 Pt# 12868513

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Apr 17, 2009

    Were we able to find the problem? If not, please let me know, Thank You., Sea Breeze

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Apr 18, 2009

    Thank You, for letting me know. Good to know you have it running. And thanks for the vote! Oh, it's not Maytag, its those dang control boards. Good when they work and expensive when they don't.

    Sea Breeze



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