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61004756 Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for 61004756 parts

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All Instructions for the 61004756
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the water dispenser would not shut off quickly

  • Customer: Ludwig from Pleasantville NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Pull out fridge and unplug
Remove drip tray from dispenseer
Unscrew face plate (star bit) 2 screws
Carefully disconnect wire strap from faceplate controls
Unscrew dispenser from chute - 3 screws and one is hddend next to actuator.
Carefully disconnect another wire strap to remove unit.
Remove actuator pad
Remove limit switch (i small philips screw)
Replace switch & pad
Re-assemble

Neither the actuator pad nor the limit switch appeared broken or worn but it appears to have solved the problem.

Not a terribly complicaed repair but you need to take care not to damage anything as you take apart. More work than just changing a filter or bulb.

Water dispenser fails to shut off

  • Customer: Lance from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Upon careful inspection, I found that the dispenser also would occasionally fail to shut off when dispensing whole or crushed ice, which led me to think that the problem was in the dispenser actuator rather than in the water solenoid or fountain switch control board. To inspect the actuator mechanism, I shut off power to the refrigerator, removed the escutcheon mounting screws, the escutcheon, the cable from the fountain switch control board, and finally the fountain bracket assembly. There was a small amount of hard water scale on the back of the actuator pad, but no groove in the plastic part of the pad that actuates the switch. I replaced the pad and switch (1 screw) and reassembled the dispenser. The dispenser no longer sticks and shuts off normally.

The ice door wouldn't open.

  • Customer: Roberto from Newport News VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video of your repair man. Made it very easy.Thanks.

Ice dipsenser was malfunctioning

  • Customer: Greg from Highland Village TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Viewed the repair video. Removed covering. Replaced limit switch, control board, and solenoid. Very easy repair!

Dryer won't stay hot

  • Customer: Sean from Santa Maria CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer will not say hot. When I turn on the dryer, the flame will turn on but seconds later it turns off. I researched through various sites on the internet and decided my gas coils needed to be replaced. Well, that didn't work so I am currently ordering a ignitor assembly to try and fix the problem......wish me luck

no ice - no water

  • Customer: jimmy from dauphin island AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
piece of cake . removed the cover - one screw in the switch and back together again - maybe 10 minutes.

ice despencer not running

  • Customer: Joseph from Whiting IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
repair&parts instalation was easy but troubleshutting difficult.

ice and water dispenser sticks

  • Customer: E from Los Angeles AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The actuator rubber pad had hardened over time so that it wouldn't allow the solenoid to retract and stop the flow. To fix: Turn off fuse to fridge. Removed the screws on fountain faceplate. Remove faceplate. Unscrew fountain computer assembly (2 or 3 screws) to access the actuator pad from behind. Unplugged the computer ribbon. Replace black actuator pad.

It works fine now.

The ice maker wouldn't dispense ice

  • Customer: Patricia from Stanardsville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First we ordered a new solenoid...the little piece that opens and closes whenever you push the button to dispense ice. That definitely needed to be replaced, and it was easy to do. However, that didn't fix the problem, so we looked and looked at the assembly and decided that a spring was missing. We ordered the spring, and when it arrived, we found that it matched exactly one that was already on the assembly. :-) Not the problem. Thirty minutes later we figured it out,. The diagrams at Part Select were not helpful with this. It was a matter of figuring out how the magnetic weight fit into the assembly. That's all it was! Now we have an extra spring for the future.

ice dispenser switch burnt up

  • Customer: Allan from Ingleside IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
it was a cake walk,removed a few screws unpluged assembly installed new switch didnt get shocked, nothing started on fire, ice came out like it should afterwards

experienced a failed reostat

  • Customer: Robert from Pipersville PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Obtained the part from part select in record time. Exact part arrived next day and changed out the faulty part within an hour. great service and have already booked-marked the website should future appliance parts be needed. Fair price too!

Water Dispenser didn't shut off immediately when glass was no longer pressed against actuator pad

  • Customer: Sharon from Sugar Grove IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the directions in the video on the Parts Select website.My husband thought it was so easy and he isn't handy. I agree.

Ice/water dispenser sometimes too slow to cut off.

  • Customer: flo from Flowery Branch GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged the refrigerater, then proceeded to remove the three screws that hold the dispenser face in position. When I lifted the dispenser face out of the way, I removed the remaining two screws that held the dispenser actuator pad in place. I lifted the unit away and turned it over. No need to unplug any cables. I simply lifted the old pad away, replacing it with the new pad. I re-assembled everything in the order in which I took it apart. Plugged the fridge back in. Tested the new actuator. Problem solved!

water/ice switch was sticking on

  • Customer: Lawrence from phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the online video exactly, except that the video only showed replacing the switch. Replacing the rubber "pusher" was easy & obvious once the switch was exposed.

Fridge water dispenser started firing randomnly

  • Customer: Peter from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First locked the control panel to prevent more water from coming out. Then figured out how to remove the panel (using torque bit), along with the control board and switch. Removed the switch from the assembly, and used a multimeter to diagnose that the switch was intermittently closing. Searched using Google to find the switch part number, and was able to get the best price and match at PartSelect without having to order in bulk. I'm always wary about ordering off eBay, and prefer dealing directly with a supply company. Once the new switch came, it was a snap to install it and reassemble the water dispenser board and front panel. Once assembled, the dispenser worked like new! Overall, it took about an hour or less of diagnosing and work, plus wait time for ordering, and about $25 for the part. Beat calling a repairman and paying $100 for the same work.
All Instructions for the 61004756
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