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Maytag MFI2266AEU Water and ice dispenser locked, control panel

I have a Maytag MFI2266AEU model. The water and ice dispenser is not working. It is locked after continuously dispensing water for 2 minutes. This model does not have a lock/unlock button. It does not automatically reset itself. It instead totally locks the keypad. (Happened before). Cannot find unlock code/sequence in any of the owners manuals!

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Door Panel Locked
Press Door Alarm and Freezer "-" at the same time, then release Door Alarm but continue pressing Freezer "-". You will see PE _ _ _ _.
Press Freezer "-" until PE # # # # shows on the panel.
Using Freezer "+" to move cursor, Refrigerator "+" and "-" to change numbers, bring all numbers to "0". Press Freezer "-" until PE and numbers blink. Unplug refrigerator for 45 seconds, never beyond 1 minute or you'll have to start over.
Look inside refrigerator door and locate the serial sticker. To the right of the serial number is the CODE ####. Plug in your refrigerator.
Press Door Alarm and Freezer "-" at the same time, then release Door Alarm but continue to press Freezer "-". Using the same method as above, enter the four digit CODE number you found on the serial sticker. Press Freezer "-" until PE and numbers blink. You have just reset your panel. Unplug for 45 seconds. Plug in refrigerator and you should now have full use of your door panel.
This unit has a built in safety timer mechanism. If it dispenses water for two minutes, it assumes it is flooding your house and shuts the panel down. If you are filling a pitcher of water, just stop dispensing halfway through to reset the safety timer.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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Directions ae great, but FYI - I was able to do this without unpugging. Yes, Model # MFI2266AEU.
I dislike this refrigerator immensely. It is not sturdy - I've had to replace several compnents in the refrigerator, and I see where more are cracking. The kids have knocked the handle off of the freezer twice - the last time it scratched the heck out of the bottom door/drawer. Now the freezer drawer came off of it's track, keeping the freezer from closing properly and causing it to frost. We had snow!
I was not able to re-fit the freezer drawer so we had to remove it and maybe someone handy will drop by and try.

The ice maker spits ice out all over when you try to dispense, and many glasses do not fit it well. We use a particular pitcher to collect ice and water and then pour it into our glasses. The ice maker has no additional settings, so you can not get crushed ice or slow the rate at which the ice dispenses. The ice maker will also drop ice cubes by itself at times, leaving lovely puddles on the floor.

I have never been so displeased with an appliance before. For the price tag, I believed we were getting a high quality product. WRONG!

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Re: The light on the outside door (where the ice/water...

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Reprogramming your refrigerator to only light up when the dispenser is in use saves energy and keepsyour house darker at night. The light is controlled using the buttons above the water dispenser mechanism.Press and hold the "Lock" or "Lock Controls" button for three seconds to activate the controls if they currently are locked.Tap the "Light" button to switch off the light.Press and hold the "Lock" button for another three seconds to lock the controls from further changes. The light now only comes on when the dispenser is active.
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