Question about Maytag Refrigerators
I could be a bad control board, relay, fan, or poosibly thermostat not turning the compressor on, or you're right, the compressor could be a little low on freon. Here is a general troublshooting aid:
You might have two problems- a faulty water supply valve, and whichever problem is not turning on your fan. Here's an icemaker troublshooting site:
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
Remove the inside panels of the freezer and the fan,the fan most likely has gone out,replace it,and after removing the inside panels of the freezer,look under the evaporator coil and see if the drain is frozen.If so melt the ice with hot water from the sink,until it is clear,food debris stops the drain up from crumbs and such,then the water can not drain so it freezes,this is water from the defrost on the coils,it is on a timer.If the timer is stuck on,then the coil will be warm to touch,and the drain will not be frozen.Make sure the drain is good and clear,water from defrosting the drain will end up overflowing the drip pan under the unit.When this has been done and it is back together,set the setting to a warmer setting in the freezer,this diverts the cold air to the fridge compartment,and still will allow the freezer to freeze.Then set the thermostat in the fridge compartment to a colder setting.Allow over night for the unit to start showing a difference.The ice maker will take a while to regulate.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
Unplug unit form wall outlet, remove the Ice maker and freezer back panel, unplug electrical connections from the fan and remove it. Using a heat gun or hair dryer to defrost the evaporator coil on the back of the freezer, make sure the water line going to the Ice Maker and air duct going to the fridge part of the unit is free of ice. Use some towels to soak the water from the melting ice. replace old fan motor with a new one, reinstall back panel and ice maker, plug unit back into wall outlet and make sure the freezer fan is working.
The freezer fan makes cool air circulate thru the unit, if it becomes inoperative, the evaporator fan will freeze up and fridge part of unit will get warmer.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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