Question about Maytag (MFI2568AEW) Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator
The maytag refrigerator control panel lights blinking, ice flap continually opening and shutting, unable to control, refrigerator seems to be cooling properly, has shut breaker supply and turned back on, worked for a few minutes then refrigerator when back to this errant mode.
As I mentioned before my Maytag was doing the same thing, I called Maytag expecting a big fight but they were really nice about it.
This is a recall problem and even if your warrenty is up Maytag will repair it at NO COST to you.
They shiped me the HV board and sent a repairman who had it fixed in about 10 minutes with a newley designed HV board.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
Just had this happen this morning at 2am....My Maytag French Door with drawer's ice maker blinking like I hit a jackpot and the ice cube door flapping. Using the info in this forum, I called the 1-800-253-1301 service number. I spent maybe 10 minutes explaining the issue and letting the CSR know that it seems to be a common issue per internet forum traffic. He looked it up and scheduled the main board (in back of fridge) to be replaced at no charge. Posting this info to let others know the info still works as of Jan 2013. Thanks!
Posted on Jan 29, 2013
Disconnect the plug that is under the top left door hinge on the very top of the refridge. Unit should continue to operate and call Maytag. They are fixing mine for no charge due to multiple problems.
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
This is NavyCPOwif- As you read above I have a crazy Maytag H20 as well!
I am a research person so looked around a little last night and found a site. for DIY folks. Every one is halving the same problem. I suggest a civil action suit !!! But in the mean time I am going to have my Navy Avionics Technition husband tackle it rather then deal with Maytag right now. " cost almost as much as a military fighter jet, so he should be able to do it!" BUt I wanted to pass this information along to other DIY folks out there. We have not done it yet since ours just went crazy Friday night. So we disconected the door /water connection. But everything else seems to be working fine at this point. Serious about the class action suite!!! these should be recalled we bought ours in GA June 2006 so it seems that the ones made in the 2006 time frame are the ones with the issues- I assuem that the folks that are having problems with in the 7 8 month time frame have the same lot due to ours is 18 months old but we paid $2600 were some have paid $1500.00. So not sure but something needs to be done becouse the list of other issues with this fridge seems pretty long and very expensive.... Good luck!
Site to fix panel issue: for $3 to $20- DIY:
I have just fix my maytag M#MFI2568AEB at a cost of $3.00 Believe or not. You need to go to website hhttp://22.214.171.124:8083/liny/maytagice2o.htm Everything you need is on the site. (yes gets Maytag off the hook, but gets your fridge going quicker)
DIY site for those interested:
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
The REAL cause of all of this is a wet microswitch behind the rubber boot that you press the glass against. The rubber seal leaks and water gets behind here and into the switch, shorting it out. If it stays shorted long enough, then it will most likely blow the lead-in diode from the switch to the control board and also the 2 electrolytic capacitors. - CharlyV
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
The phone number worked for me, but mine must be a different model than yours. Model afi2538aeq. They say they've had no problems and the board would cost $314.39 with $60 core charge. Service should be approximately $89.00. Main control board # 12920710.
Posted on Feb 29, 2016
Folks I had the same problem called Maytag they wouldn't honor any support, ran across this link which with a little soldering experience I was able to repair my Fridg. for less than $10US. in 15 mins. Beats $375.00 for a new High Voltage board.
The instructions are simple: http://www.liny.net/Maytag%20Ice2O%20Fridge%20Fix%20for%20Flashing%20Lights%20V1.0.pdf
one note: the Radio Shack part number listed in the instructions for the 480Micro Farad capacitor is not correct (P/N 272-1030) should be P/N 272 - 1050)
Posted on Nov 27, 2015
Our fridge MFI2568AES is/has been doing the exact same thing for about a year off and on now. Yesterday Fridgezilla was flapping for the entire day. As I noticed the temperature was dropping, I decided to reconnect the cable above the door hinge (was unplugged for about 30 minutes of a 9 hour flapping session) and eventually the unit came back to life. I called the Maytag number provided above 1-800-253-1301 and explained the situation and indicated that there were hundreds of others with the same problem and asked if it would be replaced at no charge as it seems some others have had. I was told there were no complaints or recalls on this fridge. I asked if she meant this week or for how long. The response I got from 2 CSRs was that there are no complaints or issues filed since the unit was produced. They will send a service technician to inspect my currently proper working refrigerator at my cost however. It appears that 1 of 2 things will then happen: the tech will either say your fridge seems to be working just fine OR yes Frankenfridge needs to have the board replaced and they will charge me. Maytag said they have teams of people who are scouring the internet looking for issues and negative feedback. I am wondering how this site popped up so quickly on a simple google search for me but they can't find it. I'm never buying another product of theirs and will be making as much noise as possible if I have to spend a dime on this piece of crap. Frustrated in Calgary.
Posted on Aug 17, 2015
Just called Customer Care in Cleveland Tn no luck with Maytag replacing or assisting with the repair of the HV board. I called a appliance repair company and funny that there are only two (2) board nation wide.
Posted on Aug 25, 2014
Thanks for the posts, Called 1-800 Number. Fixing it for free. Hopefully by the end of the week. Not sure if the cooling is still working or if we'll make it till Saturaday.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Just called Maytag, mentioned the number of posts I had read addressing the same issue and they immediately offered no charge parts and labor even though I'm out of warranty. Part express shipped to the house and service within 3 days. Asked if the part was a new design that would correct the problem and was told that it was.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
I have a Kenmore Elite, French doors, Freezer on the bottom, Ice and water in the door. Same problem, lights flashing, ice door flapping. The Kenmore is the same as the ICE2O. I fixed the problem myself using the instructions at http://www.liny.net/MaytagIce2O.htm
Stephen Beck is awesome!!!!
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
We went out Friday night and came home to the same thing. The lights were all blinking erratically, and the ice door flap was opening and closing. I am shocked to see that this is a continuous problem with this unit, and they haven't recalled it or done anything about it. Of course, customer service is closed until Monday morning. We had to disconnect the wires in order to get it to stop. I will be calling Maytag/Whirlpool first thing Monday morning. It seems to be cooling ok at this point, but concerened. How is your experience with the fridge working with the front unit out?
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
For those who have trouble getting sears to do something.
Here's a board on ebay cheap.
Instructions included.are reasonable to follow,
I just bought it from Sears parts center $180. Took me 1/2 hour to replace and program
Contact me if you need help
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
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