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MZD2766GEW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice Bin Drive Ring replacement

  • Customer: George from Pleasaton CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Easy repair - Don't over complicate it. 1) Flip up ice bar to stop making new ice. 2) Pull out the complete ice bin/tray. 3) shut freezer door while you work on the ice bin. 4) All you need to do is remove the 4 screws holding the ice bin holding tray to the front of the Ice cutting section in the front. 5) Screw drive can then be pulled forward to remove the old/broken white drive cap. Just replace the White Drive ring, put the drive screw back into the ice bin tray and re-install the 4 screws. 6) When re-inserting the bin, you may have to twist the screw drive slightly to re-align with the motor bracket in the back of the freezer. Suggestion: throw out old ice because if it is wet or slightly melted, when you put it back in the freezer the ice will freeze/clump together into a large ice clump; not cubes. Also dry out the ice bin so there is no water to freeze up or create a new jam when the ice bin now re-freezes.

ice & water would not shut off

  • Customer: Joseph from Colonial Heights VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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The video was my salvation it got me started & written directions supported the video--The pictures that came with the directions were not very good (it looked liked they were zeroxed many times & the clarity was not very good)--The parts arrived very QUICKLY & the video was perfect--YOU GUYS DONE GOOD!!!--THANK YOU

Broken ice bin drive ring

  • Customer: James from Lincoln NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Easy disassemble removing screws to separate front of ice bin.Be sure to note how metal rod is attached to rear of ice bin. Installed drive ring and reattached face (front) of ice bin in about 15 minutes.

Light bulb shield melted, bulb fused to receptacle

  • Customer: Victoria from Carlsbad CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Since a shelf support peg snapped off several years prior (!) it looks like the shelf rested on the light bulb shield and pressed it too close to the bulb. Hence, warped shield and bulb somehow melted the plastic around the receptacle. I couldn't change out the bulb. So I ordered the replacement receptable and shield and installed a cool LED light (why should we have heat-generating incandescent bulbs in our fridges? Now I just have to remember to take my precious LED bulb with me when I move, haha!). Since LED's have a wider base, I had to score the collar area in the receptacle to allow it to expand around the wide base of the new bulb. The receptacle plastic is quite soft and was easy to score with a kitchen knife. That was the hardest part, there was only one hex screw to take out. The new parts don't come with a screw, by the way, so save your old one! Thanks Partselect for being the premium parts and repair video hotspot on the internet!

Refrigerator door would not close on its own, needed to be pushed closed

  • Customer: Scot L from Upland CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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This is so easy it's insane: Turn the refrigerator off, you don't neet to unplug it. Remove all shelves and their contents in the refrigerator door, set aside and close the door. Get your handy stepladder, climb it, and remove the top hinge cover with a phillips screwdriver, then remove the 3 hex head screws and lift off the top hinge. The door will not fall off because of the magnetic strip in the door gasket and the fact that you closed it, remember? Get off the ladder and move it out of the way. Open the door while holding it on both sides, and lift it up a bit to clear the bottom hinge pin. An observer is good to have. Remove the lower hinge cover. The door is surprisingly light. Lay the door with the outside side down on a flat surface you have covered with a towel, or shop cloths to keep the door from getting scratched. On the bottom of the door, remove the "Natural Closer" with your nut driver. It sort of looks like a boomerang. Take note of which side of it is up, and which is down, and make sure you replace it just as it came out. Go back to the refrigerator, and lift the hinge pin out of the lower bracket, and replace it with your snazzy new one, again noting how it came out and making sure you put it back the same way. At this point, you may want to apply a slight amount of a food safe lubricant to the contact areas on the hinge pin, and closer. I actually used a sparing amount vegetable oil on a paper towel. Lift he door off the flat surface, and take it back to the refrigerator using both hands one on each side. You will be placing it back on the lower hinge pin, and now your observer can be of great help to tell you when you have the door lined up, and ready to lower on the hinge pin. Keep the door aligned the best you can, and close it. You don't want to ruin the lower hinge pin, or knock the lower bracket out of alignment. The door won't fall off after you close it: remember the magnetic gasket, and how light the door is? Back up the ladder. Replace the top hinge. The door may need some nudging to make sure the screw holes line up-don't pound on it, or it could fall off and ruin the lower hinge pin and its bracket. Have your observer hold the door in place. Replace the 3 screws with your nut driver, replace the hinge cover and secure it with the phillips screw. Check to see that the doors are the same height at the top, and have the same gap between the refrigerator and freezer doors top to bottom. Replace the lower hinge cover. Open the door, and replace the shelves and their contents. Turn the refrigerator back on, stand back and admire your work. Take pictures with your phone, and send texts and pictures to all your friends to show them how much more clever and resourceful you are than they are. On second thought don't do that because you will end up fixing their appliances. Tell them you called an appliance repair tech, and spent $125.00 plus parts and travel time to get the door to close properly. We won't tell anybody you fixed it yourself, it will be our little secret.

FRIDGE DOOR WAS NOT SEALING PROPERLY

  • Customer: Aaron from Farmington Hills MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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I REMOVED THREE SCREWS FROM TOP HINGE.LIFTED DOOR OFF BOTTOM HINGE AND SET DOOR ON A FLAT SURFACE. REPLACED PART AND SET DOOR BACK IN PLACE.PUT SCREWS BACK AND DOOR FIT TIGHT AGAIN.

Basket of freezer opened when freezer door closed causing brackets to break off when freezer door opened again

  • Customer: Marie from Waukesha WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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bought new brackets and snapped on to sides of door basket and snapped back into the door of freezer. No tools required.

My ice chute dispenser door quit opening and closing properly

  • Customer: joseph from McCook NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I replaced the door kit, solenoid and return spring. The old door was worn out and was no longer attached to the return spring. The repair was very simple and the instruction kit sent with the replacement parts was extremely informative and helpful. This repair took less then five minutes.

Ice maker not producing ice & ice door not closing

  • Customer: Dennis from Churchville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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After receiving the parts to repair the ice door, I replaced the solenoid and new chute door without problem. Then a problem I had been experiencing for well over a year, re-emerged. No Ice! I realized the icemaker was old, over 12 years and that the Teflon within the wells as well as the contacts for the timer were well worn. The ease of finding parts and the instructions provided by PartSelect, (written, video and users), I would attempt the replacement of the Ice Maker. When I examined the Freezer, I also identified that the Ice Maker shelf and enclosure (where the auger that drives the ice) was broken and barely hanging in place. I quickly identified the additional parts and ordered them. The total repair took about 60 minutes. and was treated to the sound of ice dropping into the bin by early evening. I am very pleased with the service, the quality of the products and the helpful hints from fellow users. I have added PartSelect to my IE favorites and it will be my first stop when I need repairs for any of my appliances.

when one selected ice or water, at times it would'nt cut off.

  • Customer: Joseph from Grottoes VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went to you tube and typed in model no and brand name and the video explained in simple terms how to replace the selector pad

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.

I had trouble finding the right screw drivers

  • Customer: Marlene from Libertyville IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I took my computer down to the kitchen and went play by play with the video of the man doing the repair on the same exact refrigerator that I have. That was the part that was easy because it was explained very well and you could see what he was doing. My only problem was finding the right tools to use.

Old actuator pad sticking for ice and water

  • Customer: Debbie from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged refrigerator 1st to avoid shocks. Took off the front/outside panel of freezer door at ice/water dispenser (6 screws) and disconnected the single electronics plug-in .Pulled off old rubber covered actuator and replaced with new one. Easy. Would recommend cleaning contacts prior to replacing cover. Works like a charm now! Thx. DB

When pad was depressed it would either not activate or it would not shut off and I would have to open door to stop the ice flow

  • Customer: CHERIE from INDIANAPOLIS IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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First of all, I am a woman and I don't have a lot of tools but I do like to try to fix things on my own before shelling out $ for a professional repair. I found and followed their YouTube video to fix the fridge. To begin with (before I even ordered the part) I needed to find out if it could be something other than the actuator pad that needed to be replaced so I took everything apart (pretty easy) and checked to make sure that the 'Limit switch' was clicking and able to be depressed by the tip of the actuator pad (the actuator pads connects with the Limit Switch which activates the ice flow). It did click. So I figured the Limit Switch was not the problem so I put everything back together and ordered the actuator pad. When it arrived I was already a pro at knowing what needed to be done. I had it replaced in about 15 minutes and its working great!! Thank you so much for your videos on You Tube. I wouldn't have known what to do. You saved me a bundle of money!! Blessings to you all. Senior in Indianapolis.

Ice dispenser would not shut off

  • Customer: Joe from Manhattan Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video from site. There was one extra wire to disconnect, but it was obvious and not really a surprise considering age of refrigerator. Great assist.
All Instructions for the MZD2766GEW
706-720 of 863