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MFD2560HES Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Refrig. was not holding proper temp in refrig compartment

  • Customer: Dan from Goldens Bridge NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove light lens by pushing straight back (needs some oomph, but not too much). Remove control housing by prying spring clips in back of housing with thin screwdriver or knife. Remove old control board by releasing plastic clips on both sections and removing 2 wiring plugs. Be careful snapping new control board in ; the alignment of the 4 switches and the 2 readouts is critical - easy to hang up a switch. Snap the control housing back into place, making sure that it is all the way in. Position the light lens so that it is lined up and about 1/2" back and then slide it forward (toward you) into place. The instruction sheet calls the refrigerator section the "fresh food" section. There are 2 light switches, one for each door. Both have to held down to get light to go out and enter programming mode. Easiest to close the right door, then push left door switch and quickly push the freezer DOWN button 3 times. Follow the instructions to set the program on the display and then push AND HOLD the freezer DOWN button until the display starts flashing. Release the freezer DOWN button, close the doors, open the doors to check. Display will indicate two 4s. (that was what mine indicated). Done.

Refrigerator was not cold.

  • Customer: Edward from Reading AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Refrigerator was not cold.

I had this problem before and it was the control vale in the back of the refrigerator. I ordered it and change that out in 5 minutes. That wasn’t the problem. I had the repairman come over and within 5 minutes he told me what the problem was. He showed me where the control board was. He then walked me through the removal process.

First remove the light cover on the Freezer & Refrigerator in front where the light button is located. Pull down on the front of the light cover. It pops out.

Second, in the front of the freezer & refrigerator temp control panel put your fingertips in front of the panel and pull down it’s hard to get the pins to release but the front pins will release, then pull down a little to allow the back hooks to release. (You can use a small common screwdriver if you can’t get it with your fingertips).

Next, once the panel is removed then disconnect the wiring harness. Then bring the panel to the counter, this is where you remove the circuit card and replace it. There are 4 hooks that hold the circuit board in place. Use a small common screwdriver to push the hooks away from the board. The new board comes as one piece. The board is perforated to allow you to snap the board. Directions come with the board and how to snap it. You will need to pay attention on how you removed the board. You will need to put the new board in the same way it came out.

Once the board is re-installed and lock into position reverse the process and install the control panel back into position.

Next is the programing of the board. Follow the directions that come with the control board and you will be back in business

This task took about 15 minutes to remove & replace and to program.

Freezer to cold over coollin and no cooling on fresh food

  • Customer: robert from worton MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Dropped down the front control panel were you program the the tempertures when you open the doors. This just pops down from the front. Then change out the printed cicuit broad two wires all done.

Refrigerator completely quit

  • Customer: Raymond from Groveland FL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Refrigerator completely quit due to suspected power surge as a result of daily afternoon thunderstorms. Quit means compressor would not run, LED temperature controls would not light, but fan continued working. First, replaced Start Relay & Capacitor located attached to compressor. This was successful and compressor immediately started. However, Refrigerator controls at Electronic Control Board (ECB)failed to light up indicating no control over over unit. Replaced ECB and unit lit up and control established. The Start Relay & Capacitor are slightly difficult to find as they are black in color and merge into the base of the compressor. It helps to be flexible to remove and replace this unit due to it's difficult location. The ECB is easy to access as it is top inside front behind lights of unit. Plastic housing simply unsnaps for easy removal. Instructions do not tell you to make sure that you re-install the upper narrower control board with press pins toward outside of control face. A simple item but easily overlooked as one has to "pull" at the connecting cable of the two control boards. Success finally after three days. Parts Select was great and item shipped quickly. As a contractor, one can usually figure cost of job at three times the cost of the part. This repair would have approached $600. Cost of parts was $200. Savings were substantial and would recommend DIY provided you have time.

Fridge too warm

  • Customer: Mark from Valatie NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Temp in fridge stayed around 45-46 degrees even at lowest setting. First went with most probable problem of replacing the Evaporator Motor Kit in lower freezer compartment, no change, next ordered thermistor in fridge area, no change, temp stayed in same range, then tried the Electronic Control Board in top of fridge, fridge works like a charm now. Very easy repair, just follow directions to progam new board. Possible cause a lightning strike near house that fried a TV about 2 years ago - fridge began to freeze items at first and went downhill from there.

Freezer was frozen over

  • Customer: Kathryn from Gordon NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I popped out the electronic control board and replaced it with the new one. After following the programming instructions provided with the part, the refrigerator/freezer worked great.

Freezer keept freezing with ice buildup and would not automatically defrost

  • Customer: John from Staunton VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used an internet link that the customer service lady provided to assist me in learning the proper removal method, so I could replace the part. So far this seems to have fixed the problem.

Defrost Cycle noy Functioning

  • Customer: William from Hudson Falls NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Found Board location and replacement instructions on Appliance Doctor website. Price there was actually 3 $30.00 cheaper.Had to remove light cover to access slots to insert a flat blade screwdriver which you use to depress tabs to unlock control board housing. It then swings down so you can unplug wiring harness's and remove and replace control board. Too early to tell if defrost is working yet.

Compressor would not run.

  • Customer: Dennis from Grant NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair was simple. It was a matter of unpluging the old relay and then pluging in the new one. I almost bought a new refrigerator but after doing alittle reading on this web sight and finding out the most common reason for having the problem I was having I decided to order the relay. It was the problem...$ 70.00 -v- $1400.00. I'm HAPPY !

Frig went dead

  • Customer: Lisa from Winlock WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Looked at questions, picked one that applied, ordered suggested part, fix was super easy after watching video, Frig in running, part fixed it. Very excited, Thankyou.

FREEZER COLD/FRIG WARM

  • Customer: Jim from Bush LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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one mnorning the temp on the frig was in the 50's and the freezer was cold. tried to get someone to come out and repair with no luck. we purchased a new frig. then i decided to see if I could repair the old one to use. I wish I had discovered partselect before i bought the new one. First i thought from the web site that it was a overload/relay problem so i ordered it and changed it out and it was very easy. then that did not correct the problem so i checked further and discovered that it could be the defrost heat element and thermostat. On partselect web site i saw where if your coil is covered in ice that this could be the reason. I ordered them and watched the video of how to change them out. the video is a little misleading because chances are you will not have the room around the coil that it shows on the video and also the element and thermostat will not come as one unit as shown on the video. It is still easy to cut the wires ont he thermostat and install it. the heat element is a little tricky to get out and back in and the clips that holds yours might be a little different and more difficult to do than the video but you can do it. all in all i spent about 160.00 and the frig is working like new.

Both sides of frig were warm- comp not kicking in

  • Customer: YSIDRO from SAN ANTONIO TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Logged in to internet, for whatever reason I selected your site. Good choice! Entered the model number and selected the symtems identical to my refrig. Ordered the recommended parts, (Relay and Start Capacitor), to solve the problem. Reviewed the remove and install video. Received parts as promised by del date. Installed parts under 15 minutes, Frig kicked in and frig has been working beautiful. Avoided all those added expenses of; home service check, amount of days in- shop repair, plus parts and overhead charges. Will recommend site to my friends.

Fridge died overnight - replaced overload cap & relay - working again

  • Customer: Ramakrishna from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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initial research suggested that relay is common failure point -opened back panel and found that relay was "truly smoked" - black soot came out when I removed it and shook it also checked that the compressor itself wasnt damaged using the resistance check across pins and also from pin to outer cover - determined that the compressor seemed OK and fault likely isolated to relay - - overload cap seemed to be ok - but decided to replace entire unit (relay and cap) - ordered on partselect.com - video showing how easy repair was very helpful - replaced it - and DONE!

Unit hummed, buzzed, and compressor did not run

  • Customer: Peter from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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You just take the back panel off (8 screws with hex heads), disconnect one wire harness, pull off the relay, and push on the new one. Easy peasy. Getting the wires off was the only tricky part, they clip in place so you have to pry the retaining clip loose. Unfortunately, it turns out our compressor is shot so replacing the relay did not fix the problem.

A buzzing noise coming from compressor area lasting 8-10 seconds followed by a click.

  • Customer: Nathan from Gilbert IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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My 8 year old Maytag side-by-side started having a buzzing sound coming from the compressor area that lasted around 8 to 10 seconds which was followed by a "click" sound. It would repeat every 3 minutes or so. From what I read, the Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor was the likely culprit. I got it replaced tonight but unfortunately, the same problem is occurring. The downside is I likely have a bad compressor (not worth replacing after cost of parts and labor) and wasted $60 on the Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor. Partselect's service though I would say is top notch. I received the part within two days of placing the order and my order confirmation email even had a link to a youtube video detailing the installation. That was very helpful. I just wish I was looking at a $60 fix vs a grand for a new fridge! Oh well, live and learn....and no more Maytag.
All Instructions for the MFD2560HES
946-960 of 969