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Maytag Refrigerator Model MFI2266AEU After dispensing a large quantity of water, the control panel has locked up. The light for Water and for Ice are not on; Cannot operate other features on the control panel either. This model does not have a Lock/Unlock control button that I can find. Can you help me Unlock the control panel so I can dispense water and ice again?

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  • CaptMagnov Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same exact refrigerator and the same thing occurred. I was filling a 1.5 qt bottle and almost to the top, the panel beeped and the water stopped. Now I cannot adjust any of the settings on the control panel, like Door Alarm, or Temp Alarm, and I cannot select Water or Cube. If I hold the power button, it does shut down the cooling system, but other than that, the control panel will not respond.

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SOURCE: Not dispensing ice cubes, only crushed

Yup, do like I did. Clean the caddie of all ice cubes. Place a large water catching tray under the door, and run hot water from the inside where the the caddie holds the ice. You will see large chunks of ice that was freezing up your cube maker. After a couple of glasses of hot water pouring through the caddie, it will defrost and the frozen part will be released. Take off the caddie, and run water through it from your sink. Clearing all ice debris. Replace the caddie. Do not use for 24 hours, and it should run beautifully. Mine did that before it froze up and I cleaned it. You should probably take the caddie off every couple of months and run water through it to keep it clean of frozen debris, make sure its dried off well and put it back, wait overnight. and it should be ok.
This is what I did, hope it helps.

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SOURCE: water dispenser on front of refrigerator door does not dispense water. Ice Cube maker continues to make ice cubes. Defrosting doesn't fix problem.

Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool refrigerator ice dispenser no longer workds

Ok, I show parts that are available for that model, sounds like the control board is defective for your dispenser, or possibly the Ice maker control board. It also could be a break in the wiring or the control itself. Below is a break down for those parts, wiring and the control behind the push to dispense ice or water. Hope it is not that control because some places don't provide that part. Now if it's a connection problem that we can find, I will do mu best to help you solve this.Could you insure the model number is correct as this is very important? appliancepartsse@yahoo.com

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: ice maker dispenses cruched ice in cube ice mode

You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid.
With your model number I can find a diagram which may help.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: After replacing the water filter on a Maytag

Try this
Here is a solution I found for my fridge from another site.
http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2ce1x-maytag-refrigerator-mfi2266aeu

I had to change the Door Alarm button to temp alarm for my fridge Maytag model MFI2266AEW. See if it works for you, it worked for me. I had nothing flashing at all and had to change it to zero but all you need to do is change it back to whatever is on your fridge. My code was inside the fridge, after the word code. It was 4 digits long.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag MFI2266AEU Water and ice dispenser locked, control panel

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.

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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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Door Panel Locked
Press Door Alarm and Freezer "-" at the same time, then release Door Alarm but continue pressing Freezer "-". You will see PE _ _ _ _.
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