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Panel flashing, ice door opening and closing constantly

Came home from work today and the display unit on the front is blinking every light and the ice dispenor gate valve is opening and closing by itself. I unplugged it for a few minuites and it worked fine , then after 3-5 minutes it started again. I checked the connection at the top of the door and it was ok.

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  • glkovac Dec 09, 2007

    it stops for about 45 min and starts again cleared ice tray reset lock button

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Lights are flashing like crazy the ice flapper keep flapping. What could it be?

  • lkennedy Dec 23, 2007

    Same here. I guess it is time to call the service company

  • WINKjr Dec 25, 2007

    Same symptoms on Christmas day. I took the front panel off. It seems to be related to the wiring that sense the door switch. When I leave that disconnected, it seems to do OK. Problem is that the water dispenser and ice maker are not working either. I will keep a close eye on it.

  • diane15 Jan 02, 2008

    I have the same problems. They started last night. The lights are blinking like crazy and the ice flapper won't stop flapping. a paper towel shoved in the ice dispenser let us sleep last night.

  • b-man3003 Jan 04, 2008

    same problem but the refrigerator stopped cooling the repair guy replaced board in back of fridge and still didn't fix it. He says the board needs replacing in door also now is he screwing me???

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    It started about 2 am this morning. We finally unplugged the front panel from connection from the top of refrigerator, after checking the sabbath function, cleaning out the icemaker, checking the filter, turning up the temp a couple of degrees....aargh!

  • RonBon Jan 28, 2008

    Same problem here also. It started Saturday evening and has been doing it constantly for about 2 days now. The panel will flash and the door will flop for about 20 minutes and stop for about 20 minutes and then start up again. The ice and water dispenser have not worked since this started either. We have tried unplugging the refrigerator for a couple minutes, unplugging the front panel from connection from the top of refrigerator, cleaning out the icemaker, and checking the filter. Nothing has worked. Since the refrigerator is only a little over a year old and it seems like several units are having the same problem, they should have a recall to fix this issue.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    the lights on the panel are flashig,the ice door is opening by itself, which is realy getting on my nerves and the water and the ice controls don't work. help|

  • 53mbgreen Mar 07, 2008

    I unplugged it for a few minutes and it reset , but then it started blinking again

  • whatamess Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem.  What to do at midnight on a Sunday??

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. After the Frig  is reset, the problem will start up as soon as the pump starts again. I hope the Home Depot extended warranty will cover the part and service.

  • CMC40 Apr 27, 2008

    I am having the same problem - vaccumed all the dust from under the fridge as well as clean out each and every part I can find or think of and unpluged for a while. Still to no avail the flashing panel and opening and closing ice door are running wild. It is driving me nuts.

  • Mel P Barn May 07, 2008

    Great! I am having this issue as well, the ice door flap has gone crazy and opens and closes with the front panel blinking. Unplugged it for some sleep last night and plugged it back in for it just to start back up, then stop briefly. They really do need to recall this and fix the problem at no cost to the consumer.

  • mikhail mich May 26, 2008

    Iunplgged it for few minuites and it work fine after 5 minuites started again

  • CLD3 Jun 17, 2008

    I also Have the same exact problem as described above. I cycled power several times and the lights finally stopped flashing; however, now the compressor won't operate and the temperature is 51°F at 2am. I agree, its a piece of junk at only 1.5 years old.

  • pchh Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same product and problem but according to MayTag my serial number is not one of the refrigerator's that is affected and therefore not covered! WHAT A JOKE! When I exclaimed that yes - my refrigerator was affected - it also had a flashing blinking light and would not keep cold - her exact words were - "well I don't know what to tell you - that serial number is not supposed to have that problem and we will not cover it"


  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    panel flashing, ice door open and closing, panel beeping.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    panel flashing and beeping. ice door opening and closing with terrible clicking sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    Panel flashing and beeping. Ice door opening and closing with horrible clicking sound.



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Contol panel lights flashing and ice dispenser flap is opening and closing...

This is a known problem and Maytag will send a repairman to fix it for free. Call maytag 1-888 4maytag, Tell them your problem... they will ask for your model # and serial #, tell them you know what the problem is its that you need a new high voltage board.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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I had the same problem, with this model and it was the high voltage control board located in the rear. Replaced the board and it is working OK. Maytag Part # 12920710 will work on this model and it is 40.00 cheaper than the one it shows when you do a parts search. It will come up 12920709. I checked with Maytag and they said 710 will work..

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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I also had a problem with the icemaker when I first bought it but the problem cleared on its own. As far as the panel flashing and ice door closing: I called Maytag and even thougn the refrigerator is out of warranty, they are still going to fix it for free. Don't pay for the control board and just call Maytag. They scheduled an appointment within 3 days. The fridge may have some issues but I'm still happy with it.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

Never buy the Ice20, what a piece of junk. Maytag has already been out to repair mine 3 times and it isn't even 2 years old yet.

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It is not the circuit board in the door, it is the one in the rear of frig. I had the same problem, and replaced the front board with no results, replace the HV board and fixed the problem..

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