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Maytag Refrigerator Troubleshooting
If you're looking for help fixing your Maytag Refrigerator, look no further! Our comprehensive Maytag Refrigerator Troubleshooting guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model's error codes.
THE REFRIGERATOR ISN’T COOLING OR IS TOO WARM
There may be a simple reason why your fridge isn’t as cold as you expect. If it’s just been installed, you’ve recently loaded in a lot of food or the doors have been opened a lot that day, you may need to wait up to 24 hours for the temperature to drop back down. If not, run through these other steps to narrow down the cause.
ADJUST THE TEMPERATURE
The recommended temperature for the refrigerator is 37°F and the freezer 0°F. But, if your refrigerator is located next to a heat source or in a room that’s warmer than usual, you may need to adjust the temps from the factory settings.
CHECK THE SETTINGS
A setting that restricts cooling could have been accidentally turned or left on. For example, many refrigerators have a “Cooling On/Off” setting, a “Power Outage” setting that kicks in after a power outage or a “Showroom Mode” that will need to be turned off when you bring the refrigerator home.
CHECK IF VENTS ARE OBSTRUCTED
There should be vents somewhere in your refrigerator that promote air flow from the freezer to the fridge and keep things cool. Make sure these aren’t blocked by food items.
THE ICEMAKER ISN’T MAKING ENOUGH ICE
A standard icemaker should produce about three pounds of ice a day. If your refrigerator was just installed, it may take 24 hours for ice production to begin and up to three days for full ice production. If a large amount was recently removed, it could take 24 hours to fully replenish. If your icemaker isn’t making enough ice, try these three things before contacting a professional:
MAKE SURE THE ICEMAKER IS TURNED ON
Sometimes an icemaker can get accidentally turned off. Turn it back on by turning the dial to “Ice Maker On” or moving the lever over the ice bin down.
CHECK IF THE WATER LINE IS KINKED
Locate the water line behind the fridge. If it’s looped or kinked, straighten it to enhance water flow.
MAKE SURE WATER SHUT-OFF VALVES ARE FULLY OPEN
Double check that the refrigerator is connected to the water supply in the back of the fridge. If so, make sure all water shut-off valves are fully open. The main valve is usually located under the sink, in the cabinet next to the refrigerator or in the basement, while additional valves may exist in the tubing.
EXCESS MOISTURE IN THE FRIDGE OR FROST IN THE FREEZER
A minimal amount of condensation and moisture is normal, especially during higher humidity conditions. To avoid excess moisture buildup, limit door openings. Get all items out at one time, keep food organized and close the door as soon as possible. If you’re still noticing excess moisture, run through these three steps:
MAKE SURE THE DOOR IS SEALED PROPERLY
Ensure door seals are making full contact with the refrigerator, so no humidity can sneak in. If they’re not, check that nothing is obstructing the door.
WIPE DOWN THE DOOR SEAL GASKET
Sometimes food pieces and soil can accumulate on the door seals, so wipe these down with a simple cloth, water and soap.
CHECK THAT THE REFRIGERATOR IS LEVEL
An unlevel fridge can cause the doors to close improperly, letting humidity in. It can be unlevel if it wasn’t installed properly or the floor itself is unlevel, causing the fridge to lean. Use a level to measure from front to back and side to side, then adjust the leveling legs as necessary.
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I have a Maytag refrigerator that I bought 20 years ago when I moved into my new house. It’s still going strong and haven’t had any problems with it. The only thing that has been replaced is the filter. Knock on wood!!
Paid $900 for this side by side stainless steel model 15 years ago. Pros: performance, appearance, simplicity. Cons: none. Only 1 minor repair, and the repairman said this is 1 of only 2 makes he recommends.
My refrigerator is several years old, and I would buy the same brand when I need a new one, although I would hopefully buy a counter depth one because my kitchen is so small, and the one I have now is kind of big for the space.
This Maytag refrigerator is a counter depth so a little smaller in the Inside than I would like but fits in my tiny kitchen great. It has an inside water dispenser which is so nice because it keeps the clean look on the outside. It’s a year old and so far I have not had any problems with it.
Have had this side by side for a long time and it is great. Have not had any problems with it. Also have had an Amana which we love as well. These are side by side and are frost free and never have to clean.