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MQU1556AEW Maytag Freezer - Overview

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$3.88

Light Bulb - 40W

This an authentic OEM 40-Watt replacement light bulb, used in a number of household appliances. It is specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures, which is why these repla...

$3.02

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

$11.11

Light Rocker Switch

This light rocker light switch is used in a number of household appliances. It is most often found in refrigerators and freezers. This is a simple mechanism that helps turn the lig...

$6.49

FAN BLADE AND CLIP ASSY

If you notice an unusual noise coming from your freezer, the evaporator fan blade might be the problem. Frost-free freezer models use evaporator fans to move air through the evaporator for more efficient cooling. If the evaporator fan blade gets damaged or worn it may become noisy. If the blade is loose on the motor shaft or if the fins are damaged, it should be replaced. Be sure to remove power to the appliance before attempting any repair. The evaporator fan assembly is located behind the air grille or evaporator cover and can normally be accessed by simply removing a few mounting screws. The fan blade is normally pressed on to the motor shaft and secured by a spring clip.

$3.02

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

$137.14

Evaporator Fan Motor

This evaporator fan motor is located in the back of the freezer, and circulates air over the refrigerator coils. These coils will convert the heat into cool air, which is then circulated.

$27.61

Overload (Production)

Relay is NOT included.

$6.12

Screw

Sold individually.

$60.95

Defrost Timer

This device acts like a clock. It continually advances and alternates between activating the cooling cycle and the defrost heater.

$20.15

Freezer Door Key

This metal freezer door key fits upright freezers. It has a cross shape and is approximately 2 inches long. If your freezer door will not stay shut, you can lock the door to keep it closed. If your key will not lock, or unlock the freezer door; check to see if it has been damaged or bent. If the key is damaged, you should look to replace it to avoid damaging the lock. The key should engage the locking mechanism with ease. If the lock sticks when you turn the key, use penetrating fluid to loosen the mechanism. These keys are sold individually, and should be stored somewhere safe and not next to the unit.

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Lights inside refrigerator not working

  • Customer: Clint from Rayville, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 73 of 87 people found this instruction helpful
I used a flat-head screwdriver to pop out the old light rocker switch. Then, I unplugged the wires, plugged them into the new light rocker switch, and then popped the new switch into the hole. That's it! Lights began working again. read more

Froze over fan motor burnt out

  • Customer: James L. from Madison, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 47 of 52 people found this instruction helpful
Removed shelves from inside freezer then removed 4 screws holding cover panel. Pulled panel up and slightly pulled forward to remove. Removed wiring connections then removed two screws that held the motor & fan assembly. Removed the support bracket from the old motor and installed same on the support bracket. Reversed removal procedures for installation.... read more

Evaporator fan did not run

  • Customer: Murray from Terrebonne, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 24 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing I observed was the bolts that attach the motor to the mounting bracket were installed backwards at the factory. This caused the fan to catch on the bolt ends which resulted in the motor burning up. When I installed the new motor, I reversed the bolt direction. There is no way the fan will catch. The freezer works great ! read more