Question about Maytag Refrigerators
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.
I have to ask this question. In the process of moving the unit did you lie the refrigerator down horizontally?
I noted that it is a 9 year old unit with a 3 year old compressor. (i.e the system has been open at least once)
Now with all of those things taken into consideration... I suspect that the capillary tube that exits the freon drier may have a tiny bit of debris in the very end of the tube from when the compressor was changed out.
Here is what you can do to attempt to clear the debris:
1. Unplug the unit and wait until the system equalizes. (At least 20 mins)
2. Use the handle of a large screw driver and literally hit / strike the drier close to where the capillary tube mates with the drier but DO NOT strike the capillary tube itself. Do this repeatedly about 10 times. Do not hit is so hard yo9u dent the drier assy.
3. Then plug the unit back in and test the temps in about 2 hours.
FYI I have the 21.7 Cu ft maytag that is nearly the same age and had to have new compressor at the 6 year mark. (1/4 hp Embraco)
If you follow this link...
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=48450 this is your refrigerator.
The drier assy I am speaking of is the copper piece on the bottom of this picture:
You have a pretty good chance of getting your unit back to normal again by following the directions above. (Well 65% Ok - 35 % chance no joy)
If it does not return to normal then sadly the freon / R134 system will probably have to be purged with nitrogen to remove the debris and then reserviced.
Give it a good effort and don't be afraid to try the tapping / whacking the drier assy more than once. Just make sure you let the system stabilize of the internal freon pressure will press the debris against the capiliary tube end and all of your tapping efforts will fail.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
Typical things to look for that cause a no cool after a move would be:
- the unit came unplugged or broke the power cord, if the lights are on inside the frig you are okay here
- something caught in the condenser fan. This fan is located down below in the back, it keeps the compressor and coils cool. If this fan is not running you can feel a lot of heat around the coils on the bottom and the compressor in back
if those are not hot check to see if the compressor is running, it should have a noticeable hum to it, and you should hear the fan running next to it.
Let me know about these and we can go further from there.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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