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MTB2156DEW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice maker was producing large wet clumps

  • Customer: Edmund from Fallbrook CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. Viewed the video furnished (very helpful) 2. Turned off circuit breaker (avoids having to move the refrigerator), took my chances and left the water on 3. Removed the ice bin 4. Removed bottom retention screw, loosened the top two screws 5. Lifted the old ice maker free of top two screws 6. Used the bright flashlight to see how to release the rear electrical connection 7. Placed old unit on toweling, removed the electrical harness, the bail and the lower retention offset bracket (needed because the Kenmore's bottom retention is toward the center of the ice maker) and reinstalled them on new unit, taking care to maintain the original harness clip method 8. Carried the new unit to the refrig and installed the rear harness connector, then lifted it to mount on the top screws, forced it down to correct position, installed lower screw and tightened all three. 9. Placed bail in 'Operate' position, Installed bin and turned on the power. 10. Next morning, success!

compressor will not start - when you turn it on - it hums for a few seconds and them you hear a click sound (the overload opens) and the hum stops

  • Customer: Cliff from Metairie LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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be sure the power cable is NOT plugged into an electrical outlet - removed the cover on the bottom rear of the refrigerator - using a flat blade screw driver pry the cover off the side of the compressor - remove the old relay - remove the wires from the old relay and install them on the new relay in the same location - install the new relay on the compressor connections - snap the cover back on the compressor - replace the cover - power the refrigerator on - the compressor should start and run normally

one of the fan blades was broke causing it to vibrate

  • Customer: michael from westminster SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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removed the back cover unplugged the unit removed the old fan blades installed the new easy to pull off and easy to install

Ice maker was leaking into the cube tray

  • Customer: Richard from South Lyon MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Once I received the new icemaker, I removed the old one by loosening the two upper screws and removing the lower. The wire connector came out easily. The wire and the bale from the old unit had to be transferred to the new unit. Then the new unit was reinstalled and the wire plugged back in. It took several hours for the cubes to begin dropping.

Broken Kickplate Grille

  • Customer: James from Fort Wayne IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The kickplate grille is a plastic part which has two metal clips attached to it. The old plastic frame had broken free of the metal clips and fallen off the refrigerator. Step One: Removed the two old clips by pulling them out of the refrigerator frame. Did it with finger pressure. 2. Pressed the new part which has clips attached to it into the holes in which the old clips had been placed. Voila, the repair was finished.

Freezer evaporator coil freezing up

  • Customer: Fred from Concord NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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powered off, removed contents and shelving from freezer, using nutdriver removed 4 screws holding cover in rear of freezer, lifted cover from bottom and slid towards front, unplugged 2 wire leads from fan motor, unplugged wiring harness top left at plug and removed cover, unplugged 2 leads on clip-on defrost thermostat and removed from copper tubing, replaced with new part in reverse order, unplugged wire lead on left and right side of evaporator coil leading to defrost heater, slid out left side of evaporator coil carefully and unfastened clip from defrost heater, rotated up right side defrost heater and removed element, attached clips to new defrost heater and installed in reverse order, attached left and right wire leads, plugged in fan motor leads and wiring harness, replaced cover tilting top to front and sliding in bottom first. installed 4 screws, replaced shelving and powered on. within 3 hours freezer was 0 degrees, fridge 39 degrees, replaced shelving and contents.

broken crisper drawer mount

  • Customer: lloyd from california KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed old mount with allen wrench replaced with new mount

ice maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: George from Winhall VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Partselect was great, but I "Gilligan-ed" on the fix changing both the icemaker AND water feed solenoid, BEFORE determining the white rubber water feeder tube that installs from back of fridge and feeds ice maker tray inside of freezer was frozen/ blocked. Make sure you check this FIRST, by proding a screw driver up the tube inside freezer and/ or pulling feeder tube out from back of fridge. If the blockage is substantial enough, it will make removal difficult until melts and tube contracts. Good luck!!

light switch sticking

  • Customer: Paula from Rush NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and thought "I can do this". Made some notes and then proceeded to remove the old switch and replace with the new one. Thank you.

Light did not come on (bad bulb!) on TC18KL

  • Customer: Louis from Beloit WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I have never before seen a bulb with the filament intact not light. If the bulb's filament seems intact, screw the bulb into a known working lamp and see if it lights. When screwing it back into the socket in the fridge, it takes a bit of extra effort to fully seat (until it does, it won't light!). For replacing the switch, I unplugged the unit, used a paint scraper and worked it under the switch bezel from the right side. A bit of moxie, and the switch came out. The replacement switch had a different spade contact spacing than the original. I used a pair of scissors to cut the rubber bridge between the two switch wire connectors so I could connect to the new switch. In the end, it turned out to be the bulb. NOTE: The Model TC18KL is _not_ listed! What I finally found that the number "P7803211WL" on the sticker is actually a manufacturing code. Found this out by searching, and Sears' part search came up with matches.

Freezer continually had ice build up

  • Customer: James from Traverse City MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Replacement would have been easy except there was so much ice built up inside the door. Should have just turned it off for 48 hours to let ice melt. Instead completely disassembled door to remove ice.

not made ice

  • Customer: Sunny from RICHARDSON TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part came in 5 days from time order. take less then 10 minute done. part work well, have ices again, Thank you Part Select. we don't have to buy a new Rerigerator

Ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: Warren from Houma LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I started by changing the water inlet valve. It made one batch but it did not eject into the ben. I removed the ice maker and found that the coating inside was bad. I changed out the ice maker and it is now making lots of ice.

Not making ice

  • Customer: Raymond from Hanover Township PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on line and viewed the video. It looked so easy I ordered the new ice maker. Having the information I was able to take apart the old one and view the problem. By the time the new part arrived I was experienced with the installation. I was shocked when the new ice maker arrived within 1 day. I completed the installation without a hitch, I was delighted with the ease of installation and the operation of the new iace maker.Thanks again...Ray

Ice maker quit

  • Customer: Peter from Johannesburg MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed contents of freezer as this was a bottom unit. I had to remove freezer drawers/door to easily access ice maker which was located in the back of unit,wasnt a problem.I did however take a hair dryer to water tube as it froze up with about an 6 inch tube of ice that finally slid down. Connected unit and had ice within an hour or so and a full tray within 24 hrs. Second ice maker in little over a year...Video very helpful, saved 100 bucks by doing myself. Part arrived fast, great job!
All Instructions for the MTB2156DEW
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