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MSD2454GRW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for MSD2454GRW parts

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All Instructions for the MSD2454GRW
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Temp in the refrig side was too high. Freezer OK

  • Customer: James from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I unpluged the refrig, removed the shelves and the back panel on the freezer side of the unit. This exposed the fan motor and fan blade. I removed two screws holding the fan unit in place, unpluged the wires connecting the fan unit to power, and then removed two other screws securing the fan motor to the bracket. I removed the fan motor blade from the old unit and installed it on the new fam motor. I replaced the fan unit into the bracket, pluged the wires back into the fan motor and secured the motor to the refrig. Replaced the back panel and shelves, pluged the refrig into the wall.....easy.

Two problems- auger motor and ice bucket rack

  • Customer: John from Greenville, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Had to replace ice bucket rack because auger motor broke the plastic backing and also the auger motor because shaft was bent on old auger motor. Just followed directions on web site to do repair.

Broken crisper glass

  • Customer: Mary M from Wilmington, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Stopped by a local repair shop to buy a crisper glass shelf for my Maytag refrigerator. Maytag does not sell the glass shelf, looked online and saw Repacements Parts.com. Ordered the shelf. Very happy customer!!!

Water was dripping into ice bin as long as icemaker was activated (bar lowered)

  • Customer: Derek from Murphy, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Based on comments I read at this web site, I first ordered the water valve; that did not fix the problem. Replacing the icemaker did fix the problem. It was easy to replace. Contrary to the instructional video, I couldn't simply tilt out the icemaker at the bottom after removing the lower screww; I had to loosed the two top screws as well. The leak was caused the coating on the icemaker being cracked and peeling.

ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: George from Sedona, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video which gave me confidence that I could do the repair which I did in very little time. One thing to emphasize though: When you remove the vertical wire connector from the back of the freezer compartment, remember which color wire is on the top. I needed to watch the repair video a second time to be able to make that determination. Probably the repair video should have mentioned keeping track of that connector regarding the re-connection of it because it could also connect when turned 180 degrees.

Ice Maker wouldn't make Ice

  • Customer: Michael from Ventura, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a youtube video and completed the repair in less than an hour from start to finish and save myself a service charge. It was fairly easy, the only problem was that it was a bottom freezer and getting to the ice maker was harder than if it was a side by side or top freezer.

Leaking icemaker

  • Customer: Annette from Peoria, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the video on your website. It made me feel very satisfied that I was able to do it myself!

Ice maker did not work any more.

  • Customer: Mustafa from Philadelphia, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged the fridge. Then I removed the ice bucket. Then I removed the ice maker using a 3/4 socket to separate the connections and then used a small screwdriver to separate whatever connections were left. Then I installed the new ice maker and checked its level. Everything now works fine.

Plastic ice chute door broke

  • Customer: Tom from Westland, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installation was exactly as demonstrated on the "How To" video your website provided. Glad I came to you folks for parts, and will do so again. Parts arriving in a little less than 2 days from time ordered was a pleasant surprise.

Ice Enclosure Broken by Auger Motor

  • Customer: Robert from Islip Terrace, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Repair was relatively easy. I found several videos on You Tube on repairing or replacing Solenoid & Ice Maker Auger Motor. They weren't broken but those videos show how to replace them and remove ice enclosure, which was the part broken. Only issue was removing yoke off the motor. It has reverse threads and videos had shown holding shaft of motor with needle nose pliers to hold it while you thread off the yoke. You need good needle nose pliers with teeth on them or the shaft will slip in them. I had to go buy new pair while repairing. It's all goes back together perfectly! I took pictures of the assembly, before I removed everything and needed to refer back to them when I was reconnecting the wires.

Ice Dispenser drive ring was broken

  • Customer: Donald from Highland, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled the dispenser bin and emptied the existing ice (the maker worked, the dispenser would not dispense). Though there appears to be more, there are about 4 (reciting from memory)very small tap screws holding the front of the dispenser unit to the bin. The dispenser activation screw mounts over protruding items at each end. The item at the back (away from the dispenser gear package) is the drive ring that was broken. The drive ring is a small plastic cup that inserts into an opening at the back of the bin (female side to the rear) and slides into the distal end of the activation screw on the same end. One must line up the small slot on the inside of the drive ring with the end of the screw. Slide the assembly together (make sure that the cube/crush switch rod is properly clipped in place with the return spring hooked to the clip), GENTLY install the 4 or so screws and return he assembly to the freezer. It should work flawlessly. Elapsed time: 15 - 20 minutes.

The refrigerator was working but not cooling. The fridge section was warm and meat started to thaw.

  • Customer: Jacob from Albany, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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The parts manual assembly drawing was pivotal in performing repairs. I did not have a long nut driver so I used a make shift extension because the regular socket was too big in diameter. The timer is located at the top of the fridge panel. Remove the rear screw completely, loosen two Phillips head screws at the top of the compartment and slide out the assembly. Remove two screws that secure the timer then plug out the timer and replace with new. The heater is a little more tedious work and is located to the bottom of the freezer compartment. Open the freezer door and remove two screws that hold the rear panel exposing the evaporator and heater.First unplug the heater/thermostat assembly. Pull out the short piece of tubing that stabilizes the heater, remove the bottom spring then carefully remove the heater. Installation is just the opposite process.

no ice ,dead ice maker

  • Customer: brett from chicago, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
turned off freezer unplugged ice maker ,unscrewed 3 screws, removed ice maker,wiring harness and wire that goes up and down to control ice maker. installed all in reverse put back in and turned on waited and waited no ice ,theres a little control valve that let's the water in as well that was shot as well had to go get one at a local shop fairly interchangable just pull the other out and take with you,or just order one with your ice maker if you have the fridge out you might as well change it as it's just as old as the ice maker as well .everything pumping well,like never before, tons of ice all the time also put in filter on the water line as well really good tasteing ice now.

Refrigerator and freezer running but not getting cold

  • Customer: LLOYD from COLLEGEVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unplug the refrigerator first. Then locate the box covering the relay overload on the side of the compressor. Take the cover off and take a picture or label the three wires and unplug them. Carefully use a screwdriver to pry out the old relay. Line up the new relay and push on carefully. Put the wires back on the same way you took them off. Finally put the cover back on and plug in the refrigerator. Wait a minute and listen for the compressor to click on.

light socket in fridge corroded, kills light bulbs

  • Customer: Lynn from Phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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The old light fixture and socket were easily removed. This was done with the power connected, but I already knew the switch didn't need to be handled. The solderless connectors are all insulated, so I just had to be careful. The new socket would not accept the connector for the "hot" (red) wire in the fridge, due to a design change. This is, of course, why you furnished a loose 3/16 inch crimpon connector. Rather than cutting the red wire (remember, the power is still connected), I obtained an insulated 3/16 connector of the opposite gender, and a short piece of red-insulated wire from an old fluorescent tube ballast, and made a jumper. The connector I provided (male) did not fit tightly in the original fridge connector, so I put a layer of resin-core solder on my male connector. You need tight connections. If the solder layer is too thick, it's easy to file down. Make sure to heat the solder sufficiently that the solidified solder is shiny and not dull gray. I used a 100-watt gun. 20 watts would probably work too. DO NOT USE ACID-CORE SOLDER OR FLUX ON ELECTRICAL WORK! I knew the switch was good, because I had checked for voltage at the socket terminals using my voltmeter, before I ordered the socket. It read 120 volts every time the door switch was open, and zero volts every time the door switch was pushed closed. A simple voltage tester would work here, too. Be very careful if you do this test or this repair with the power connected to the fridge; there is considerable potential to find yourself touching 120 volts with one hand while your other hand is touching a perfect "ground". There doesn't seem to be any choice if you want to test the switch. You do have a choice with the socket replacement - - the jumper described above. If you're not going to use the jumper approach, cut the power! If you are going to make a jumper and are not comfortable working on a "live" circuit, cut the power.
All Instructions for the MSD2454GRW
631-645 of 716