Question about Maytag Refrigerators
Unplug it for a couple of minutes, Try again. It may have been hit with a surge. IF that is the case, you are looking at main control board and some money. Contact your homeowners insurance if a surge has damaged it.
Posted on Jul 31, 2017
SOURCE: fridge/freezer not cool.
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
I believe your problem is an old thermostat or compressor !
How old is it?
My advice is do not put good money into bad!
A new fridge will pay for itself in a few years by using a lot less electricity!
Here is an interesting report I just read!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
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Thank You, HUUUM
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: Maytag Freezer Door Panel Locked
replace the front board but read your manual first because some lock without it saying it has the lock feature by hitting 2 buttons for 3 sec at the sametime locks and unl;ocksit
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
1st of all conferm that the compressor is automatically (through Thermostate) going to ON/OFF or not, if it automatically goes OFF, i sugges its OK. and if not its no problum. (Minimum 4 hours rest is Must of a compressor, u can maunally OFF it for daily 4 hours Sleep)
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
I had probably the same problem. After a little discussion with the factory they sent a technician as a "Good Will Gesture." The technician told me it was the control board down by the compressor. I overheard a conversation between he and his central repair office that it was a common problem. The factory would not admit it. I have a feeling the electronic control board he replace (which would have cost several hundred bucks) was probably made in China. Now I'm having more problems with my Ohio made Whirlpool side-by-side. The freezer is working fine, the fridge is not very cold. By the way, the internal lights was one of the keys to the problems.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. I have to assume that the power loss / cut was very brief as you did not metnion a duration of the power cut / loss.
If it was a brief power loss then the compressor will not restart due to interanl coolant pressures. The system needs to stabilize for more than 10 minutes before the compressor can re-start. Your compressor has been trying to start and is now very hot from repeated starts most likely.
Try unplugging the unit for about 30 minutes and let it cool off and the coolant system to stabilize. After 30 minutes if it was from just a brief power loss it should re-start and work normally.
If the 30 minute wait does not work there is more than can be done to try and get the unit going again but will require the replacement of parts. Just respond here and I will help you. If you do require further assistance I or any other expert at FixYa will need to know your model number.
Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
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