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MZD2766GEW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Fridge not cooling

  • Customer: Peter from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 31 of 35 people found this instruction helpful
The fridge wasnt cooling and freezer was barely operating. We had the same problem in 2005 and the fan that blows cold air into the freezer and fridge was replaced for $200 BY Maytag. We looked up the part and found two choices with different connectors but narrowed it down by the pictures and series #. The part was ordered Sunday and arrived Tuesday for ~80$. To intsall you simply remove food and shelves then 4 nuts that hold back pnael in place. Then release one wiring harness connector to allow the panel to pivot out. After that you can easily release the clips holing the fan cover and then undo two screws to drop assembly out. Two more screw release fan body (you can reuse the fan blade) and one more for the earthstrap. After that follow reverse instructions to reassemble and after ~45 mins the unit was as good a new. Having said that there seems to be a basic design flaw in this maytag unit if fans only last 3-4 years. Still much cheaper than buying a new fridge.

fountain flap was broken and let warm air in.

  • Customer: Rita from Kansas City MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 32 of 39 people found this instruction helpful
We just followed the instruction sheet that was included in the parts package. (instruction sheet has pictures) I just removed the 2 screws from the front and then disconnedted the element. unscrewed a couple more screws put on the new parts and reconnected the element put back the screws and it was done! I'm a single womand so me and my 23 yr old daughter did this project together. I ordered the parts early in the day and got them the next day. I only paid for 2-3 day shipping. I have ordered parts from Sears. They never have them in stock! The last order cost me $19.95 to ship. I waited more than 2 week for them to arrive. With Partselect the job was finished in 3 days!!

Ice Maker was leaking water and causing the ice to freeze into a block

  • Customer: Shelley from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 28 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the Ice bin, I then loosened the ice bin rail under the ice maker and removed the screw that attached the bottom of the ice maker to the side of the fridge. I unplugged the power to Ice Maker from the back of the fridge and unscreewed the two screws that secured the ice maker to the fridge. This allowed the Ice Maker to be removed from the fridge. To replace the new ice maker I simply repeated the steps in reverse.

There was a chattering Noise from Adeptive Defrost Assy

  • Customer: Herman from Hughesville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 25 of 27 people found this instruction helpful
I first dropped the Cover Assy, which covers lites and controls, this was done by pulling it forward and it drops down, did not remove top shelf so It was a bit difficult to tilt cover assy. for removal. There is a srew located close to filter assy. in back use nut driver 1/4"located to remove this screw, there are then 2 screws located to the rear and side of light holders, both phillips head, the one on the left side is a bit tricky to remove but I use a thin bladed scredriver, Next there are 2 screws located on both ends od the slides that control temp, both again removed witn1/4 " nut driver, the whole upper assy drops down and forward the Adeptive Defrost assy is located in the back right corner of this assy, unplug the wires and unit snaps out, I foud it easier to pop off top cover of new unit so I could see connector assy when I reattached the wires, then replaced the top assy and snapped new unit it place, Reassymbly was reverse of removal, before placing cover assy back in place I replaced both lamps as 1 was out .

Plastic broke where motor mounts to dispense ice so motor was just lying on the back of the enclosure.

  • Customer: Thomas from Chandler AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 25 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
Removed Enclosure, removed solenoid, removed yoke from motor, installed motor and installed solenoid. Then re installed enclosure.

The difficulty was removing yoke from motor shaft, left hand threads that were hard to identify. No place to hold shaft so it turned when trying to remove yoke.

Some minor difficulty re attaching electrical harness for motor and solenoid as I had to do it by feel. Removal was easy as the motor was just hanging and I removed the solenoid before removing the enclosure.

Freezer icing up and refer not cooling

  • Customer: Bryan from Maple Valley WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 25 of 31 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all parts and replaced defrost heater/thermostat and new clip then replaces Defrost board (new ones just snap in) and replaced all parts back and seems to be back to normal.
Thank you Parts Select

leak from back of refrigerator where water line enters ice compartment

  • Customer: Michael from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 31 of 49 people found this instruction helpful
replaced old water fill tube for ice maker because it would clog with frozen water which would result in leaking from back of refrigerator where water line for ice maker entered refrigerator. Parts arrived faster than anticipated from parts select. New part was made differently (up-graded) so that water would not freeze. removed old fill tube and replaced with new. replaced water tubing and secured. leak is no longer present and I do not anticipate further issues from this problem. Thanks Parts Select

Refrigerator warmed up and freezer became colder

  • Customer: John from Cambria CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 22 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
After removing all shelves, I removed the 2 screws holding the 2 panels in front of the evaporator and heater. The heater is located at the bottom of the evaporator coils and is held on by a simple wire clip. After removing the heater and thermostat, is very easy to replace the new unit and reconnect the wire harness.

while closing the door, the light switch fouled, resulting in the switch breaking

  • Customer: Kevin from Beckley WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 23 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
I used a flat screwdriver and released the lock tab on the bottom of the light switch, and pried the switch out, being careful to not damage the plastic around the mounting place of the switch, unplugged wiring from old switch, plugged in the new one and pushed the new switch into place. Job finished light switch now working.

Refrigerator would not defrost and was abnormally warm inside both compartments

  • Customer: Conrad from Northville MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 19 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
The adaptive defrost assembly is located in the refrig compartment. This requires removing the panel which covers the temp controls and interior lighting. In the back right hand corner is the adaptive defrost circuit board. It has a six wire connector and is retained by two screws.

Remove the two screws and grip the connector making sure to disengage the locking tab with holds the connector in place.

Replace with the new assembly by plugging in the connector, replacing the two screws and then reinstalling the compartment cover.

Set the temperature lower than you normally would temporarily to make sure that the system is working properly (takes 30 - 45 minutes).

Once the unit begins to cool again, you can gradually readjust the temperature to it normal range in both the freezer and refrig compartments.

I used a flashlight and a mirror to check the coil in the freezer compartment for a couple of days to make sure that the defrost function was working correctly by looking up into the louvers and observing if there was any ice accumulation.

Easy repair and Partselect provided great on-line information. Also, I probably saved a bundle.

Had to replace a hose connector at the base of my refrig/frreezer

  • Customer: Leo from Salem SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 27 of 43 people found this instruction helpful
Perhaps a helpful hint:

When aI received the hose adapter/connector, I inserted the 2 hose ends only to have water drip from the connection.
I used a utility knife to remove an inch from each side, then reinserted the hoses. That made the differnce. Dry as a bone.

LG

Refigerator not cooling

  • Customer: Ronald from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 24 of 35 people found this instruction helpful
Through experience I determined the problem was with the compressor trip switch. It's the small white piece that looks like a flat fuse.

The parts arrived in 3 working days. Instructions were included - very easy to understand. From start to finish I replaced the switch in about 15 minutes. Frig is now working perfectly.

3 pieces come along in the kit - however, all I needed was the switch, but for the price I changed out all three to assure compatibilty.

I also ordered the cover which was not needed.

A Happy Customer! {:-)

shut off arm broke

  • Customer: Thomas from Va. Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 24 of 37 people found this instruction helpful
open ice maker door, use mirror to view slot in front of ice maker, slip piece in place and done

doesn't get cold at all and freezer was warm condenser wouldn't run

  • Customer: Jean from Fremont CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
removed all 6 screws in back of fridge. located the condenser the relay was a white like circut to the left of the unit. The entire pience comes off easy using a flat screw driver to pry it off the pins.
The replacement came in 2 pieces insted of 1.
I replaced the relay and then the overload reconnected the wire harness back the way it was before. The new relay has a larger connector prong for the live wire so the kit comes with a jumper wire so the original wire harness can be used without splitting the cabel made the repair very easy. Also the new capacitor is bigger and better so I replaced that as well. The capacitor makes sure the relay gets stable current so its good to have a working one.

FREEZER ICED UP/REFRIGERATOR WARM

  • Customer: ROY from TORRANCE CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 18 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
Defrost circuit was inside the control assembly inside the refrigerator so I snapped the two release clamps located to the rear of the assembly (lights and controls). Slid the whole assembly cover off and removed the lightbulbs and two screws right above them. In from of that is the temp switches and directional slider, removed the two screws holding that. With the four screws out, removed whole assembly and laid it dowm on the first shelf, defrost circuit is at the back right, easy change out but take note which way the 4 prong plug fits into the circuit board. Refrigerator was back to normal in about 6 hours.
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