Lower hinge (door closer) was worn out, so door wouldn't close on its own.

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Matt From Green Bay, WI

Aug 23, 2009

10 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Simple. Removed all food and shelves from the door. Removed the top hinge, which allowed me to lift the door off the door closer. I layed it on the kitchen table on its front with the handle over the edge so it wouldn't cause a problem. Since I had it all apart I replaced both the top and bottom pieces of the door closer, and put a touch of grease on it. I then reassembled it in the reverse order. - The fountain spring and actuator pad were for a different problem with the fountain. It wouldn't shut off all the time because the actuator pad was getting stiff from time and use. I removed A/C power and turned off the water, then removed the front screws from the fountain cover. I then had easy access to the actuator pad, which only took a few minutes to replace. Careful when you pull the cover off, there are wires connected to it. Just don't forget to pull the plug out off the wall so you don't get killed!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Hinge Pin

Part Number: PS2058840

In Stock

Natural Door Closer

Part Number: PS2059251

In Stock

Ice Chute Door Return Spring

Part Number: PS2059882

In Stock

Actuator Pad

Part Number: PS2059931

In Stock