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MFD2561HES Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MFD2561HES
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Center rail for vegetable bins broke

  • Customer: Terri from Cromwell CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The part arrived quickly. All I needed to was take off the shelf above, remove the bins and click the new center rail in place. Easy as pie!

broken center rail

  • Customer: Elisabeth from Reston VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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The only challenge is: finding the correct replacement part for this model. Once that is done, the part just slides in, no tools needed.

I needed to replace the Pantry drawer lid and the center rail for the crisper drawers

  • Customer: Rebecca from Kankakee IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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The repair was easy! I was so impressed with the speed of the delivery of the parts I ordered! I only paid for regular delivery and I had the parts in less than a day. You are awesome!!Thank you!

refrigerators are not built like they used to. plastic rails and no support make problems...

  • Customer: Robby from Cincinatti OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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A few screws out and in. and the rail just clipped in under the glass

Broken center rail on crisper drawers

  • Customer: David from Chase City VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced the center rail. Very easy fix, including anybody with minimal repair experience.

broken center rail

  • Customer: Tom from Jamison PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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This rail holds up the two crisper drawers.It was easy to select and order it on your website. It arrived in a few days with standard shipping instruction, and snapped in place in a few seconds.

Plastic pieces broke off if internal shelving and pantry

  • Customer: Carmen from Spokanae WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I got online, found the parts,, ordered them and received them in two days. Surprise! They were the correct parts too! I am not a fix it person but I replaced the parts with one little tool from my pink tool kit! I did it in less than 20 minutes! No instructions either. I was initially disgusted though, because my refrigerator is only 3 years old! For $1700 you would think things would last a little longer.

center rail which supports 2 crisper drawersThe rail needs to be lined up with the drawers

  • Customer: Mary from Riverside CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The rail & the drawers need to be aligned with each other & then push the rail into the little hole in the back wall of the frig while sliding the drawers in at the same time. I think I put too much fruit & vegs in the drawers which makes them heavy & the little tab which is there to support the drawers has broken off twice. This is the 2nd time I have ordered this rail. It would be helpful if the rail had a vertical supporting post towards the front. I like to have a lot of produce on hand all the time

The center rail that holds the two drawers broke

  • Customer: Connie from Middletown CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took out the drawers, cleaned off the shelf above then took the glass shelf out of the fridge. The broken piece just lifted out and I snapped the new one in and replaced everything! All better!

The center rail that holds the vegetable bins had broken.

  • Customer: Ted from Cedar Park TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
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After reading others who did this same repair, I removed the bins and emptied the bottom shelf. Now came the hard part as the glass had not been removed in a long while. It was stuck on with gunk. I removed the top glass and the lower glass by putting hand pressure from underneath and cleaned them. This took the longest time. With the bottom glass in and the top glass out, I snapped in the new piece, the actual repair took about 5 minutes including putting the drawers back in and testing them.

the ends the hold the drawers in place were broke

  • Customer: cathy from rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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It was simple. Took longer to empty the fridge than to do the repair itself. For the center rail no tools required. For the pantry end only needed a 1/4" nutdriver. 2 hold on the rail which has to be removed. Then 3 on the pantry itself. Came right off just have to be careful not to disrupt the temperature control that runs through it for the pantry. It is rather flimsy and thin plastic that could break easily. Assembled the temp control back onto it and reassembled. Literally 15 minute repair for both.

center rail that holds the veggie bins broke

  • Customer: Marie from Weeki Wachee FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Ordered new center rail which arrived next day (!) my husband took the shelf out, inserted new rail into slots, replaced shelf, put the bins back and it works perfectly again. No problem at all, took less that 15 min. including removing food items from shelf and putting shelf back into the refrigerator.

Vegetable drawer middle track broke.

  • Customer: Akiva from Monsey NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Was little difficult to push in the new one, used a little force,

Refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Compressor pump not coming on

  • Customer: Joseph from North Anddover MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the cover panel. There is a clip that holds the relay and capacitor to the pump. Use a screwdriver to pry it off. Unplug the relay. The capacitor is plugged into the relay and they come together which was a surprise, I thought I only ordered the relay. Unplug a cable from the relay. Insert that cable into the new relay and plug it into the compressor. Reattach the clip. One be important instruction. Unplug the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before installation to allow the compressor to cool down. I tried first without allowing the compressor to cool and it did not work. After letting it cool I tried again and it worked like charm. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged when doing the repair

R & R the overload/relay start capacitor in a Kenmore refrigerator.

  • Customer: David from Grass Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After unplugging the refrigerator, I removed the lower rear access panel that exposed the condenser and the overload/relay start capacitor with 1/4" nut driver (6 total). Next, I unplugged the wire harness and spring loaded keeper with needle nose pliers. Then I pulled the overload/relay start capacitor out of the 3 pronged male receptor located on the side of the condenser and plugged in the new one. Replaced the keeper, plugged the harness back in, and replaced the panel. Very easy fix.
All Instructions for the MFD2561HES
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