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The purpose of a refrigeration system is to move heat from the cabinet and dissipate it into free air.

When a refrigeration system is working correctly the compressor, some of the pipework and the condenser will become quite warm and hand-hot in some cases - the interior of the cabinet must then become cold unless there is a fault.

If the compressor runs and the condenser doesn't become warm, either the compressor is broken or the refrigerant has leaked away. If the condenser is warm but the cabinet isn't cool enough either the compressor isn't running long enough or the defrost panel is being left switched on.
If there is a doubt about the compressor control, the thermostat and sensors, etc. It can be temporarily bypassed for the purpose of testing the other refrigeration components and system.

General... | Answered 3 hours ago


Over time, there is the possibility that minerals from the water will build-up in your system.

This is a common cause for leaking water from the taps.

To resolve this issue, you will need:
  • 1/4 cup of bleach
  • 1 or 2 empty water jug (same ones you use for the dispenser)
  • 1 bucket (preferably 6-8 liter capacity)
When you're ready to begin, turn the unit off.

Then, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and remove the water bottle.

Dispense water from both the hot and cold taps into the bucket in order to remove the remaining water from the reservoirs in the unit. Be careful with the hot water. Then empty the bucket.
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Next, take the empty water jug and pour the bleach in and then add tap water into the empty bottle about 1/8 full. You want it just a little more than what it will take to fill the reservoir in the unit.

Now you will place that jug onto the dispenser.

Plug the the power cord back into the outlet and turn the unit on.

Allow the solution of bleach and water to fill the reservoirs. Once this solution has filled the reservoirs, wait about 15 minutes.

Then dispense the water from both the hot and cold taps into the bucket to remove all the water from the system. Again be careful with the hot water.

Next, turn the unit off again and unplug the cord and remove the jug.

Now you'll need to rinse the current bleach solution jug, or of you have another spare jug, use that instead.

Refill the jug again with hot tap water about 1/4 full as you want double the amount of water this time compared to the bleach solution. Then place the jug back onto the unit.

While keeping the machine off and unplugged, let the hot water fill the reservoir again and let it sit for about 10 minutes and then dispense all the hot water from both the hot and cold taps into your bucket. Then empty the bucket.

Now remove you can remove the jug and pull the unit away from the wall. You'll then need to place the bucket below the drain spout which should be on the back on the unit.

Remove the cap and plug from the drain spout and let the water drain out of the system. Once the water has drained, reinstall the plug and cap.

Now you can reuse the jug that you originally removed if it was still full, or you can use a brand new jug. Plug the unit back in and power it back on.

This method should have removed all the mineral deposits that was preventing the rubber inside the spout to form a proper seal.

Refrigerators | Answered 5 hours ago


contact maytag service we do not know all we possibly could

Maytag... | Answered 11 hours ago


I'm assuming this number is either a model or serial number which doesn't work with popular brands. Please enter a manufacturer and a model number and i may be able to help you. Thx

Neff... | Answered 13 hours ago


Things you'll need to check:

01 - Dispenser Control Board
The dispenser control board governs most of the functions of the dispenser system. If the control board is faulty, it may stop supplying power to the entire dispenser system. If only one dispenser part is not working, test each of the dispenser components before testing the control board. It is more likely that a single part has failed. If the entire dispenser system is not working, the control board is more likely to be at fault.


02 - Dispenser Switch
The dispenser switches send voltage to the dispenser. If one of the dispenser switches is defective, the dispenser will not work. To determine if a dispenser switch is defective, use a multimeter to test each switch for continuity. If a dispenser switch does not have continuity, replace it.


03 - Auger Motor
The auger motor spins the auger blade and pushes the ice through the dispenser chute. If the auger motor is burned out or defective, the ice won't move forward and fall through the chute. To determine if the auger motor is defective, pull out the ice bucket and turn the bucket auger by hand. If the auger turns freely, use a multimeter to test the auger motor for continuity. If the auger motor does not have continuity, or if the motor is getting power but won't run, replace the auger motor.


04 - Dispenser Actuator
The dispenser actuator interacts with the dispenser switches, which power the auger motor and other dispenser components. If the dispenser actuator is broken, it may not activate the switches properly or at all. Inspect the dispenser actuator-if it is broken, replace it.


05 - Dispenser Door Motor
The dispenser door motor opens and closes the dispenser door to prevent cold air from escaping the freezer. If the dispenser door motor is defective, the dispenser door won't open. As a result, the dispenser will not dispense ice. To determine if the motor is defective, first determine if the motor is getting power. If the motor is getting power, but it won't run, replace it. You can use a multimeter to test the motor for continuity. If the dispenser door motor does not have continuity, replace it.


06 - Dispenser Solenoid
The dispenser solenoid opens a door flap to release the ice and then closes the door flap once the dispenser finishes dispensing ice. If the dispenser solenoid is defective, the dispenser door won't open. To determine if the dispenser door solenoid is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. In addition, check the dispenser actuator pin to ensure that it moves freely. If the dispenser door solenoid does not have continuity, or if the actuator pin does not move freely, replace the dispenser solenoid.

07 - Ice Bucket Auger
When the dispenser lever is pressed, the auger motor rotates the auger. As the auger rotates, it pushes the ice toward the dispenser door and down the chute. If the auger is defective, it won't be able to push the ice out of the dispenser. Check the auger to determine if it is broken or if it is disconnected from the auger motor. If the auger is broken, replace it.


08 - Ice Crusher Blade
If the ice crusher blades are jammed by ice, use warm water to melt the ice. If the ice crusher blades are bent or broken, replace them.

Bosch... | Answered 20 hours ago


Is the motor fan working may be getting too hot. Or you may be able to unplug it for a few minutes then plug it back in.

Avanti WC492D... | Answered Yesterday


My guess is that the drain tube is still clogged.

Hotpoint FFS70... | Answered Yesterday


The drip tray should be firmly fixed to the top of the compressor unit - that gets quite warm during each cooling cycle. At the end of each cooling cycle the warming panel is switched on for a short time to melt the frost so the water drips into the tray shortly after the most heat is available to evaporate it and shortly after that the tray should be dry.

How can such a simple system fail?
Perhaps the tray is loose, perhaps the fridge is sited in a draught or perhaps there is a moist atmosphere in the fridge creating more frost and therefore too much water.

Hotpoint... | Answered Yesterday


Depending upon your model it could either be a sagging door hinge (requires replacement) or the fridge my not be level. If you remove the toe-kick panel there will be a couple of bolts which are used for leveling ( they should be indicated as such or shown in your owners manual). Alternately there may be screw type legs which are used to level your fridge.

The seal should improve once the doors are properly aligned.

Kenmore 55612 /... | Answered Yesterday


FIXYA has no clue as to what fell out nor where it goes back to . call a local repair service

Liebherr... | Answered 2 days ago

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