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There are only a few scenarios where the water is coming from to freeze there.

Condensation from putting food in there which is warm, especially anything not wrapped or bagged.

Defrost water drain blocked. Look for a channel at the back or within the blower unit.

Badly fitting, split or worn out door seal. This lets warm moist air from the room into the cabinet which then freezes.

Excessive frost build up reducing efficient circulation of air, or overloading.

Finally, kids spilling water!

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Jul 08, 2019


Your tech doesn't have the issue completely fixed. You have a defrost issue and defrosting manually is just the start to resolving your issue. You have to diagnose why it fails to defrost. You have a heater, control thermostat,frost sensor, etc. to check for a failure after defrosting it. Get someone that knows how to complete the job right!

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Maytag Freezer... | Answered on Dec 31, 2017


I cannot find a MQU8057AEW in the Maytag library. I did find a MQU2056AEW that is 20 cu ft.

Maytag 20 cu.... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017


thermostats are usually a "on/off" switch just as a simple light switch. Ohms on a defrost timer is not very specific. It is basically a switch that turns heaters on and off while keeping the compressor off during the defrost cycle. Your thermostat may be sticking/hanging up.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Aug 11, 2017


I have had a few of these, and others of the same ilk.
Your problem should be air leakage into the machine.
Take a thicker piece of paper, not cardboard, and try to slide it around the gasket where the door gasket contacts the front of the freezer.
The gasket should be firm enough to prevent the paper from sliding. Wherever you can move the paper, you could have a air leak.
Most of these have no adjustment in the latch to tighten the door. Sometimes a new gasket will solve the problem, sometime a new door will.
P.S. Twice I have tied a new freezer to a refrigerator dolly to move it and have accidentally warped the door, and they cannot be straightened. :-(
God bless your efforts.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on Jul 07, 2017


repairs should be performed by a qualified technician. if there isn't ice in the ice bucket located in the freezer you have a water flow problem. if there is water going to the filter and nothing out of the freezer then you have a clogged freezer replace it. if these things are ok then yes it could be the electronic control. filter failure is a common problem.

Maytag Freezers | Answered on May 02, 2017


Yes, looks like compressor needs to be replaced.

Maytag 20 cu.... | Answered on Nov 26, 2015


put down a towel

Maytag... | Answered on Jul 09, 2015


maybe the pre set temp for ur unit too low. ask for dealer how reset if its digital ... u want to change ur settings call first the dealer so he can give u trainings

Maytag... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015


My first instinct is to ask you, are you plugging this freezer into a GFI outlet, one which has a breaker switch as part of the outlet? If so, that is the culprit and not the freezer, as refrigerators and freezers will often trip this ground fault indicator because water can on occasion reach ground, which causes the breaker to trip on the outlet.

Test this by plugging the freezer into a non GFI outlet for longer than a few days. Nothing is broken and you dont need refrigerator repair service.

Maytag 15 cu.... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015


A turkey baster with warm water just might do the trick. Good luck hope this helps.

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 15, 2014


When you are freezing something, set your freezer on its highest setting. However, if you are going to leave your freezer empty for a long time, you should change the setting to a lower one. Here's a great tip for ice cream: place a tub of ice cream in a ziplock bag before putting it in the freezer; it prevents freezer burn. You know when your ice cream gets so cold, it's hard to scoop out? Doing this stops that, it's keeps the ice cream just soft enough for easy scooping!

Maytag 20 cu.... | Answered on Sep 28, 2014

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