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Maytag wide by side ice dispenser lite stays on.

Maytag wide by side:
Exterior ice dispenser light will not shut off. When pushing exterior light switch, light brightens when turned on, but then goes back to a dimmer level when light is shut off. Does go completely out when freezer door is opened. Problem just started, but don't know why.

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SOURCE: Outside door light won't turn off

Please post the model number so I can pull up a schematic. Some models have a "night light" mode that may have been activated so check the owners manual, other than that the control board could be bad, providing a slight "leakage" of power to the lamp (depending on the type of lamp control circuit).

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SOURCE: ice and water dispenser for Maytag H20 not working

Ice 2 0 ...lights flashing and ice door flapping... i called 1-800-4maytag like someone else suggested.. they are sending me new high voltage board for free..and they will install it for free.. even though it is 2yrs old.. for once someone stands behind there product..

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SOURCE: Maytag Widey Side not cooling enough

Check to see if you have frost on the back panel of your freezer in your fridge. If you do your coil is frozen over and you'll have to defrost your freezer. I just did mine cause mine wasn't cooling properly on my fridge side. If it is that it's going to fill the pan under your fridge and overflow.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

SOURCE: The ice maker and water dispenser does not work. There is no power to the exterior dispensing unit on the refrigerator.

I'm assuming you are saying there is no ice and water being dispensed, but that the ice maker is producing ice.

Actual ice maker operation is independent of the fountain which is for dispensing only.

The power is checked at the fountain board on wires Red/Black and White. The door must be closed when doing this check as power goes through the door switch. If no power is present, check the same wires at the connector under the upper door hinge cover.

The next check would be Red/Black to Blue while depressing the actuator pad button.

Outputs off the board are Pink to auger motor, Black to fountain water valve, other Black to fountain light, Violet to cube solenoid, the two brown wires go to the ice chute door solenoid.

The ice maker can be checked by removing the plastic cover up front. Check test points L to N for 120VAC. Short test points T and H to cycle the ice maker. Make sure it does not have ice or water in the mold already, or it will run over.

Of course last but not least, check water to the refrigerator. It is a dual valve and unlikely both solenoids could fail at the same time.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice maker sprays water...

sounds like the inlet part on the ice maker is froze over or not lined up in the opening of it right or a possibilty that the ice maker is leaking out the water if that is the case the ice maker needs replaced

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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