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MZD2766GEW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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No water for the ice maker

  • Customer: William from Carmel CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The only part I needed was the Valve assembly. I checked for frost and found none. I took out the Ice Maker and found it was in poor condition but working. I did put in a new one but with the same problem. I finally read the comments from your costumers and found one place that told about a leaky water valve that was letting water drip into the ice maker so slowly it froze and blocked the valve. So I put in a new valve and thawed the pipe and allis well. What made this job so easy was the costumers comments and the best was the one day delivery of the parts. Thank you for all your help.

Fridge door was not closing all the way.

  • Customer: Brandon from Duson LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took everything out of the door of the fridge and then unscrewed the bracket on the top of the door holding it to the fridge. Once all 3 screws were out I picked up on the door to remove it from the lower brackets that was holding it on the bottom of the fridge. I then placed the door on two bar stools to take the hinge pin and door closer off. Once they were unbolted and the new ones installed. I put the door back resting on the lower bracket as it was when I pulled it off. I then screwed one screw on the top bracket to hold the door and lined it up evenly and put the other two screws in and tightened them down. Everything was really easy to change and the door closes perfectly.

refrigerator not cooling

  • Customer: Tom from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wasn't expecting the whole plastic frame work to be included with the damper control. I wish you would have just sold the damper controller by it's self. Refrigerator is working better now.

Refrigerator was not cool enough

  • Customer: Hayne from El Dorado Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I purchased and reaplced adaptive defrost board following the direction in the youtube. It was easy and quick.

Fridge was warm while freezer was cold

  • Customer: Craig from East Fairfield VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This part has a great installation video to watch that was provided by the PARTSELECT repair man. If you watch this video you can't go wrong. I didn't install my part for approx 2 months after purchasing because my fridge would run ok for a while until it required defrost. During my last defrost I ordered the board. After about 2 months it started acting up again so had the part in hand now so started the defrost process at same time I started the replacement of the Adaptive Defrost board. The only thing I did different from the video was I had to pull the left(as your facing frige) ceiling screw out vs only taking out part way and then use the slot in the plastic. I did this vs pulling the water filter off the back wall. To me that seemed way easier to completely remove that screw vs taking the mount off the water filter as the video suggest. I also removed all elec connections and took entire assembly out as I had to reinstall the damper door that I had removed years earlier. All the electrical connections are molex connectors and they are all keyed so you can't put them back on incorrectly. Was easier to reinstall the damper door with the assembly out. The other thing I noticed was my original adaptive control board didn't have screws in it but if I recall correctly I had a repair man replace that unit about 5yrs ago so guessing he never put the screws back in. Re-assembled everything and waited the 24hrs to fine tune the temp. Won't really know for probably 2 months whether this adaptive defrost board will have fixed my problem or not but I'm guessing that it will. I'm about 1 week into the repair and so far all is still ok. Good luck with your repair! Side note - I checked out my bad board and found that the C2 capacitor was bad. Its a 22uf 50v cap however it measured open. I put a new capacitor on for $1.50 so hoping I have a spare adaptive defrost board now. I'm guessing this is likely the fix too because my fridge was creating an oscillating sound. I'm guessing now that there was ac voltage on the K1 relay coil causing the relay to cycle on/off rapidly. Just a guess but I will definitely use this as a backup adaptive defrost board now.

Not cooling on refer side

  • Customer: Sherry from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. I watched the video and installed the part in less then 10 minutes. I suggest that you look at the tabs in the rear of the first cover as this will make the hard part easy. Once you remove cover, remove light bulbs and you will see two screws. Remove them and one in the back near the filter shift the unit to the right and it will fall in your hands. Remove the defrost unit and install new part. Thats it..

freezer would not defrost and refrigerator was not cold

  • Customer: lloyd from newark DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
thanks to video on the sight made everything that much easier

Freezer is cold, 'fridge is warm

  • Customer: Michael from Potomac MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video for the most part. Had to partially remove one of the "studs" in the ceiling of the 'fridge to do the "slide to the right" step...I think the screw/stud was put in off-position slightly, so the part holding the defrost controller wouldn't release. Otherwise, went like in the video, and the problem appears to be resolved.

freezer barely freezing. fridge side warm

  • Customer: David from Lompoc CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So easy to repair. Parts select offered the most likely solutions and repair parts to fix this problem. Ordered the ADB and replaced it in a matter of minutes. Saved myself at least 2-300 dollars by doing the repair myself. All seems fine. Its been almost a week now and the freezerad fridge are both working famously!

Refridgerator warm, and freezer coils frozen

  • Customer: Fred from Cedar Park TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Initially I had replaced teh DEFROST HEATER & THERMOSTAT ASSEMBLY. It was deformed. Then after that did not work I noticed that if you click on the part, there customer stories with symptoms and installation videos. The vidieos are very detailed. The Defrost heater I knew where it was because I had been defrosting my freezer manually for for a long time. I thought my kids where leaving the door open. To get to it you have to unload the freezer and pull the back panels off.Once defrosted, just remove and reroute the new heater. The ADAPTIVE DEFROST BOARD took about 30 minutes. Follow the video, Nut driver and the part. I have spent about $130 dollars and solved my problem. I work in the field service, have been in the military, this has to be one of the most detailed service sites I have ever used. Wish the automtive industry had one. Also would like to see Samsung front load washer and dryers on this site. GREAT SITE, a kid could install if not trouble shoot a problem with this site.

1.running warm and noisy selenoid 2.freezing vegetables

  • Customer: Frederick from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off the refrigerator. removed the food from the top shelf and lowered the shelf for more room. opened up compartment at the top of the refrigerator, located the bad defrost part un plugged the part and plugged in the new one. Buttoned everything back up. 2.Squeezed the Air return cover to remove it and replaced it with the new one. Everything works perfectly!!

Refridgerator was getting warm

  • Customer: Steve from Spring Lake MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reading online the possible problems, I emptied out the freezer and removed the back panels. Low and behold,the coils were completely frosted over. The fan was running so I knew that wasn't the problem.I placed towels down in the bottom of the freezer and hung a hair dryer off one of the shelves to point at the coil. It thawed out completely in about 30 min. I put it back together and it only lasted 3 days. I ordered the parts that were the most common issue (adaptive defrost board & heater),watched the videos (I never would have found the adaptive board), parts showed up in 2 days, installed the new parts and so far, two weeks later,all is well. I'd like to say a cave man could do it but you need to be somewhat gentle getting to the adaptive defrost board or you'll have a lot of broken plastic.

the refrigerator stop cooling

  • Customer: ricardo from mesa AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unpluged the refrigerator and let the frost meltdown and putting the new part was very easy!!!

FREEZER NOT DEFROSTING

  • Customer: Reginald from Beverly Hills FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVE THE PANELS THAT COVER THE EVAP. COILS AND REPLACED THE DEFROST HEATER AND THERMOSTST ASSEMBLY. I REPLACED THE TIMER BEFORE, BUT THAT DID NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF FROST ON THE COILS I USED MY WIFE'S HAIR DRYER TO MELT THE FROST.(IT SHORTEN THE DOWN TIME)

Frezzer was getting a bulid up of ice at the bottom and the refigerator was getting warmer

  • Customer: Terry from Goodview VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and did the same.I also found that the drain was stopped up in the freezer section.I blew air on the other end and cleared the blockage .Also when the old heater went out,it burned the plastic wall next to the heating element,I think there was a recall on this model years ago but I did not follow up.Its working fine now.
All Instructions for the MZD2766GEW
706-720 of 826