We have a maytag refrigerator model msf21d4mde01. We started losing power to the controls on the door, but it would restart after an hour or so. Note that the fridge was working properly during the outage,...
My mane is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
In your owners manual it is recommended that you have a surge protector. You can purchase individual wall socket surge protectors for about $22.00.
Any appliance in your home that has a control board should have a surge protector. A power surge can knock out your control boards.
You should have a 12 month warrantee. Get the surge protector before the service technician comes.
The control board on the door P/N W10606407 Cost $115.00 - $150.00.
You also have a power board in the lower back that communicates with the front control board. Since you have power this board is probably good. Cost: $120.00.
If you do not have coverage at this time and also even if you do, contact Sears Home Services and buy a, "Protection Agreement". As for the, "SMART" agreement. It covers you for $500.00 per service call. If you have 3 service calls in one year you are covered for $500.00 on each call. If they can not fixit after 3 calls then they give you $500.00 towards the purchase of a new unit. Do not let them talk you into the more expensive, "Master Protection Agreement". You do not need that.
If you do not have coverage now, then buy the , "SMART Agreement" wait 3 weeks and then call for service. The service technician does not care how new the coverage is. The technician just wants to do the repair and move on to his next 10-13 service calls scheduled for that day.
I have a SMART agreement on my clothes washer, which I can repair, but the service agreement cost less that the control board parts.
Mar 23, 2015 |