Water dispenser pad kept getting stuck and fridge stopped cooling

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator

ModelMZD2766GEW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jack From Tinley Park, IL

Mar 03, 2010

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For issue #1 - Water dispenser pad getting stuck:
Removed 2 screws at bottom. Next there I removed 3 more screws and connector to the LED control board. After that that the assembly loosened enough to pop out the actuator pad. I put in a new one, and reconnected the LED board, replaced the screws. Total job took 20 mins.

For issue #2 - Fridge stopped cooling:
Removed about 5 screws that held the temp control assembly in place at inside top of fridge. The old ADT board was screwed in, so I removed the screws, disconnected the wiring harness. I then reconnected and snapped in the new ADT board and re-connected the temp control assembly. Total time 1 hour. This did not fix the problem in itself. After reading blogs, I found that my freezer coils needed to be defrosted. There was tons of ice build up, even started forming on the outside of the cover. I scraped off the ice from cover, removed cover and started blasting the ice with a hair dryer. I placed towels at bottom to avoid water leaking out. It took about 1/2 hour to melt it all away and ensure that exposed wiriing was dry. I replaced the cover and turned on the fridge. This, along with the new ADT did the trick. Total time for entire job was about 2 hours. This earned me lots of points with the wife :)

NOTE: Do not forget to disconnect the fridge from power for this type of job and make sure hair dryer and you do not come in contact with the melting water!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Actuator Pad

Part Number: PS2059931

$15.80
In Stock

Adaptive Defrost Board

Part Number: PS2061226

$81.84
In Stock