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Maytag MF12568AEW (white) Problem

I am having the infamous Maytag Refrigerator problem with the blinking lights, flapping ice cube door. I ordered and received the Maytag Part Number 12920710. The part I removed is a Part No.12920704, so that part number must have been replaced, can't find it now. I pulled the Service Specifications located under the refrig. on the right hand side. It has the Programming Code Instructions. I am having problems with setting the Program code...... When I turn on the Refrig. I get PEO 000 on the display. Instructions are to: 1. Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad 2. Press and hold Freeze Temp. Down Keypad (-) 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 Temp.Down Keypad once more. 6. The control will display the current Program Code. (printed on the serial plate) 7,8,9 are about how to change the code My problem is that nothing happens, and in step #4, I still have " PEO 000 " on the display. Any ideas of what I may be doing wrong? Thanks

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  • carlw Oct 05, 2007

    The instructions that came with my refrigerator, nor the instructions that came with the replacement part both leave out the fact that the refrigerator doors must be open to program.

    jfred in another post brought this to my attention, and my 'thank you' to jfred! I am back up and running............

  • theox Nov 09, 2007

    Exactly the same problem with mine. Right now I'm waiting for a part and service. So far it's been a week without a refridge,loss everything in the freezer. Part may be in in a few days then there's the wait for service to come out and fix it. I was on vacation when this all happened, so my return was to this surprise. How do I know the new module will fix this for good????

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007




    my refrigerator just started the flashing and the ice door flapping does this mean that it will not refigerate either should I move my food


  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007




    ice door flapping and blinking lights


  • baldbattle Jan 01, 2008

    Lights are blinking and door is flapping. Would not give ice or water before it started. After about 15 min. lights stop blinking and light up as normal, but still will not give water or ice. Please help! I have an extented warranty, but is there anything else I can or need to do before repair man comes out? Maytag MF12568AES WHITE Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    Lights blinking, ice flapper flapping, and no water or ice.........
    All this on New Year's Eve!
    I tried unplugging frig to possibly re-set something....no luck.
    I am hoping there is a really simple solution to re-start this thing since, of course, my warranty is expired. However, it is only a year and a half old. My old refrigerator is in the garage working like a charm (about 10 years old).

  • LLCKMR Jan 08, 2008

    I am having the infamous Maytag Refrigerator problem with the blinking lights, flapping ice cube door. I have tried unplugging the machine and this did not fix it...Not sure what I need to do now....what part do I need to replace to fix this...I have found 2 boards on the machine, one on the back and one on the door which one needs to be replaced to fix this and do yall sell it. Thanks. Tim

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I had the same problem with my MF12568AES. Blinking lights and flapper door banging when compressor is running. Turned out to be the main power board (located in the back of the refrigerator behind a metal cover plate. I have a Lowes extended warranty but it took their service company 14 days to investigate, order part, and repair it. Refrigerator maintained temperature until last 2 days when the fan motor quit running. I lost some food after that. The new power board fixed both problems - so far. Refrigerator is only 1 1/2 years old.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    My refrigerator just started doing the same thing--blinking lights, ice dispenser flapping.....It's the weekend and I won't be able to call Maytag until Monday. Any suggestions on what to do in the meantime?

  • darrob104 Feb 12, 2008

    We too, are having this same problem with the lights blinking and ice cube door flapping... started around 2am in the morning, which was a little unnerving to hear the strange noises coming from the kitchen....

    We called Maytag customer service today, but they were less helpful. They agreed to send us a new board (no charge), but want to charge $50 diagnostic fee (WHAT?) and an hourly rate for the tech to replace it.... plus, they can't get anyone out here for 10 days???

    We called the store where we bought it, and they can have someone out here in 2 days... not sure what's going on with Maytag....

  • tygre Mar 19, 2008

    We have the same problem no ice or water then the blinking lights and the flapping door. I put two latex medical gloves in the opening so when the door cycles it won't slap. My ice is melting and the fridge is starting to warm. The repairman is coming tomorrow.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Blinking Lights and FLAPPING Door on ice maker. Repair person on the way. Crossing Fingers :)

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Oh my gosh I have the same issue. Blinking lights and the ice flapper going nuts. Is this for real. Is the refrig and freezer still working at least?

  • CRAY821 Jun 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. Blinking lights and flapping ice cube door.

  • rxdoc Jun 09, 2008

    Have the same problem. Frig is just 2 years old. I have an extended warraantee service contract and they couldn't find a repairman. Then I found this site! I called Maytag, no questions asked they arranged to FEDEX the part and have a repairman scheduled within 3 days. Obviously this is a known design flaw that they are willing to fix since the part is $175.00.

    Have to say, don't think I'd have GE do this.

  • mcclainslm Jun 18, 2008

    I have the same problem that just started last night, but on top of that the evaporator fan is not running. I checked the voltage and none is present, I assume that is part of the circuit card too. I will check with Maytag and try to talk them out of one for free due to all the other people having the same problem. One more thing I am having problems with, it is after the units compressor has shut down there is a rattling from the evaporator area in the freezer, I have put foam tape on the cover thinking that was the rattle but it did not solve the issue.

    If anyone has a idea I am all ears.

    Stacy

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    I had the same problem with my two year old Maytag MFI2568AES. My father discovered it when he checked on my house while I was on vacation. He told me to order a new refriderator because of the crazy symptoms. Anyway, this site was an amazing find for me - thank you. I used the information from this site and called Maytag. Maytag was very cooperative and sent the part by overnight delivery and ordered up the repairman within 3 days. No charge. Lost all the food in the 'fridge, but not the freezer. Not going to miss the flapper noise. Thank you again.

  • snlwright Aug 10, 2008

    I just bought a maytag mf12568AES Stainless steel bottom freezer french door refrigerator in march and the lights have been blinking for over 4 weeks and it doesn't cool inside the refrigerator. They won't be able to send someone until August 15, (2008). The icemaker doesn't work and we live in georgia, macon where it has been very hot. After this maytag experience I will never buy anthing with the name Maytag on it. This was the first product and the last product or even associated with this product inferring if whirlpool has bought it, it would be better to leave those alone. The people on the phone were sincere and they said this is the fastest that we can get help to you.

  • Jewlz25 Aug 21, 2008

    I truly want to say a BIG thank you to the Guest that posted the temporary relief solution on April 28, 2008!!!

    My flapping & flashing started this morning as I was running out the door for an all day excursion. I quickly unplugged the fridge to deal with it later. Once home I was able to find this fabulous site with great information. I called the number guest gave: 1-800-688-9900 followed posted instructions to get through automated system. Rep. wanted me to pay for part at first since my fridge is 2 1/2 yrs old, but quickly changed her tune once I rattled off that it was a known problem and was requesting the "improved" part. Maytag is happy to Overnight me the part, and scheduled a service tech to be here in 7 days. When asked if she knew of a temporary solution, or if food loss was expected she couldn't provide an answer for me. Thus, I am very thankful for the pointer on disconnecting the power to the front panel. My nerves have calmed considerably since the disconnect...let's just pray for no food loss! (I don't know if I am brave enough to try to install it myself.)

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I also have a MF12568AEW white Maytag with French doors. It had no water, ice or lights, but still kept cold. I got the HV board and followed the instructions. It kept rejecting the 1411 code that was supplied inside the door. A different code 0302 worked. It just took trying different numbers. The board has 4 plugs, I think each digit is for a specific function. The lights are back on, there is water and the ice maker auger is turning, I will just have to wait awhile for ice.

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The solution to the display flashing, ice door flapping is the main control board, known as the HV Board. Call Maytag and tell them you know it is a problem and they will FedEx the part next day and send a repairman within 3 days.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

  • james Aug 23, 2012

    i just bought a board on line and installed it myself. Thanks for the comments.

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I moved the Maytag MF12568AEW across town and i plugged it in and it does not get cold. Any ideas????please help.

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I called Maytag today 2/4/08 and as ice20 explained they were very nice and stated they were overnighting the new board and scheduled a service call while I was on the phone at no charge. We bought our unit in June of '06 and they still repaired it on their dime, Maytag is awesome, just as I thought when we bought the unit. I too did not purchase the extended warranty.

On another note I really can't fault Maytag for this, I'm sure they contracted out the production of the circuit board, however it was kind of spooky at 4 am to walk into the kitchen to investigate the noise and find my Refrig entertaining itself.

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I called Maytag today 1-31-08 and explained the problem(blinking light-ice cube flap flapping) and stated that I know this has been a problem with this unit,the rep was helpful,he said that he will next day Fedex the hv board and schedule a repair person to come out and repair it for free,the refrigerator is a little under 2 years old and I didnt buy the extended warranty but the company still stands behind there product.

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Should also add that once the board is replaced and the code is entered you will have to unplug the fridge then plug it back in for the compressor to start.

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  • james Aug 23, 2012

    Yes. thanks for the help.

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I have not had such luck. Its 2014 and mine has started doing this (bought it in 2008 and its said to be a 2006 model). I am told that my fridge is now obsolete and not only do they no longer make this fridge but they no longer make parts to repair it with either. Maytag offered me a new fridge at a discount, and also emailed me a list of numbers to repairmen that may have this 'hard to find' part. even then, theres no guarantee that this will totally fix my problem. I think there may be more damage. just saying.

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I just experienced the same issue after running the fridge since 2006. I called the service number, explained the situation and they are sending a tech out to replace the board. I'm quite impressed with their service and will be keeping that in mind for my next purchase.

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Mine was a dutch door bottom freezer *mf12568aew. the hv board is on the back - has 2 680uf caps @35v . showed domed tops and were hot. they are actually in parallel so a 1000 and 470uf fixed the problem. . situation was the same flashing display banging ice door no ice maker operation. all good now.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Great advice everyone. I was woken up at 4:30 am to the clapping of the ice door. I called Maytag and the part is overnighted to me and the repair company (A&E) will be out to fix for free! Maytag said this is a known control board problem and gave me a part number of 150-898-0228.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

For temporary relief of problem, disconnect power to front panel. The connector is located under the left door hinge cover on top left of refrigerator. Unscrew cover to remove.

Call Maytag, 1-800-688-9900, try to get the automated system to connect you to a real person (try saying "representative"). Explain to rep that you are aware this is a common problem with the HV Control Board - Part number: 1206507. Maytag is aware of this issue and said to me that this is an "improved" part. For me, they shipped the part out Fed Ex and set up a time for a serviceman to come out and fix it - all at no charge. I didn't want the hassle of waiting around for a repairman so I replaced it myself. It's pretty easy. The part came with instructions for programming. Here's the steps to replace if you want to do it yourself. *** I'm not a professional. Do this at your own risk. ***

Repair:
1. Pull the fridge from the wall and unplug it.
2. Wait 15-20 minutes
3. Remove the screws securing the HV circuit board cover on the left rear side of the fridge. (left as if you were facing the rear of the fridge)
4. Remove the clear plastic cover.
5. Verify that the fridge is unplugged.
6. Remove the 4 wiring harnesses from the circuit board. Using your finger press down on the locking tab while gently pulling the wire harness out.
7. Once all the wires are free, remove the circuit board by pressing back the plastic retaining tabs while gently pulling the board out.
8. Insert the new board oriented the same way as the old. The board will snap into place.
9. Reconnect all 4 wiring harnesses.
10. Replace the clear plastic cover
11. Replace the steel cover and secure with the 4 screws.
12. Program the new circuit board according to the included instructions. Programming requires that you enter a specific number listed on the inside of your fridge into the front panel, this in turn programs the board. Without this step, the fridge will not work. It's the number after CODE on the tag that includes model/serial number
Programming Mode:
1.Press and hold the Door Alarm Keypad.
2.Press and hold Freezer Temperature Down Keypad.
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.The value should be validated with the Program CODE printed on the unit serial plate.
7.Press the Refrig Temp Up Keypad or Refrig Temp down Keypad to change the digit value with each key press.
8.The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the Freezer Temp Up keypad to select the next digit.
9.Once the desired Program CODE is displayed, press and hold the Freezer Temp DOWN keypad until the Program CODE begins flashing indicating it has been saved.

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  • james Aug 23, 2012

    Thanks for the great help. I bought a board and with your directions I have a working refrigerator.

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