Maytag Side-by Side Water Problems

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Water quality can cause ice makers to fail or produce unacceptable cubes. If mineral content or sand is a problem, the screen in the fill valve can restrict. A particle of sand can keep the valve from seating properly. Results will be small crescents (or no ice) or flooding of the ice container if the …

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Maytag Side-by Side Freezer Fan Motor

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Maytag Side-by Side Freezer Fan Motor

The freezer fan circulates the cooled air throughout the fresh food and freezer compartment. The fan blade is made of polyethylene and is pushed onto the shaft. It is important when replacing the fan blade that the hub of the fan blade faces out, toward the back of the evaporator fan cover. If the fan …

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Maytag Side-by Side Condenser Fan Motor Replacement

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1. Disconnect the unit from the power source. 2. Remove the insulated cover from the rear of cabinet. 3. Disconnect the condenser fan motor lead connector on the motor terminals. 4. Remove the screws that mount the fan motor to the brackets. 5. Transfer the fan blade to the replacement motor making sure it is …

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Maytag Side-by Side Condenser Fan Motor

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Maytag Side-by Side Condenser Fan Motor

The condenser fan motor is connected in parallel with the compressor. If the compressor runs but the motor doesn’t, the motor is either defective or disconnected. If neither operates, check the cold control, defrost timer, and the cabinet wiring.

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Maytag Side-by Side Adaptive Defrost Control

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The adaptive defrost control assembly is a microprocesser controlled defrost timer. This new control allows defrost to occur only when needed, compared to mechanical timers which defrost at a preset interval whether it is necessary or not. The new control will continually adjust defrost intervals based on the amount of time the defrost heater is …

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Maytag Side-by Side Defrost Timer

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Maytag Side-by Side Defrost Timer

The freezer evaporator defrosting system is actuated by an electric timer. The timer is mounted in the control housing located in the fresh food compartment. The timer control shaft is designed for screwdriver advancement. When manually setting the timer to initiate defrosting, turn the control shaft clockwise until you establish the approximate location of the …

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Maytag Side-by Side Checking the Auto Damper

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1. Disconnect the unit from the power source. 2. Open the fresh food door and remove any items on the top shelf. 3. Set the fresh food control to the coldest position. 4. Remove the light shield cover by pulling down on the back corners of the cover and sliding the cover forward. 5. Remove …

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Maytag Side-by Side Auto Damper

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The Auto Damper model refrigerator has two controls and both have capillary sensing. The Auto Damper controls the fresh food temperature and the Freezer Temperature Control guides the freezer temperature. The fresh food compartment temperature is maintained by a damper assembly located at the back of the temperature control housing. Changes in air temperature cause …

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Maytag Side-by Side Temperature Control

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The refrigerator has two temperature controls: 1. Fresh Food Compartment – The fresh food temperature control senses the temperature of its compartment and governs the compressor operation accordingly. 2. Freezer Compartment – The freezer compartment control adjusts the damper door which regulates the amount of air allowed to enter the fresh food compartment. Turning the …

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