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MZD2766GEW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Freezer Side Icing

  • Customer: luis from laredo TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Research, read reviews, liked what I readed,looked at your videos, bought and replaced the parts. Most of the reveiws I read said it was the DEFROST HEATER and THERMOSTAT ASSEMBLY, but I went the extra yard and also bought the ADAPTIVE DEFROST BOARD. THE R/R WAS EASY, AND THE RESULTS ARE GREAT.

the coils in the bottom part of my freezer kept freezing to a solid brick of ice

  • Customer: Lolly from Ellwood City PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had to take the shelves out remove the back panel let the coils defrost unplugged the old then put the new one in and plugged it in then put everything back together it was very easy I did it all while my husband was at work

freezer side frozen , refrigerator side to hot

  • Customer: shirley from columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first called made appointment for a repair person to come to house , never showed or called , called them again waited all day again no show no call, then got on line to partselect, started describing the problem and order the parts watch the repair video and all done working great thanks to partselect ,ps,saved a lot of money

Maytag Side by Side Fridge not cold, clicking noise

  • Customer: James from Taneytown MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Like others who have done a superb job explaining this repair, I googled my way into this site, found an EXACT match for the problem I was having, which was a warm freezer/fridge where I could hear something trying to start up every few seconds.....a click.....a hum......and a click as it gave up. This process repeated itself. I ordered both the PTC relay and overload kit, AND the run capacitor since it was recommended by others that I replace the pair. Locating the compressor and accessing the wiring harness was easy. Replacement was a bit confusing for this first time Fridge repairman because the replacement parts are not identical, however the replacement is a 5 minute job once you know what you are doing. Taking off the old relay was simple with a flat blade against the compressor wiggling it off. Discovered a CHARRED relay. Replace it alone, Fridge fired right up and didn't seem to turn off, so I unplugged it only to find the clicking noise had resumed and the compressor was not engaging....so this time I replaced the run capacitor. Now everything worked great. Putting that black plastic cover back on looks and sounds so simple, however I struggled with it and have yet to compete it, but I will. Evidently it just snaps into place when you get everything in order. One comment I will make is that the new replacement part wiring includes a very convenient jumper because one of the leads is too small to fit on the compressor. Confusing at first, however makes perfect sense if you just follow the directions. Problem solved for under $100, and that included RUSH OVERNIGHT shipping!!! This store and the related stories on how to do the repairs....ROCK!

Freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling

  • Customer: Robert from Newark OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since it was at least 10 years old, I thought that it was time to replace it, and that a major repair with a technician would cost me same as buying a new one. Just for curiosity I searched for the cost to have someone repair it, but Partselect showed up, and pointed out my problem and how to fix it. Was not sure, so for 90 dollars including shipping I bought the run capacitor and the overload relay kit just in case. The video to replace the run capacitor was simple, still, my friend at work who is an electrician warned me to take extra precautions not to touch both terminals an use gloves, so I did, and while I was there I replaced the relay kit. It was a bit different than what the instructions said. But the logic was simple an clear: remove the old piece from the 3 pin terminal of the compressor, and on the same manner and orientation, (no way to miss it) place back the two new piece relay. Plug back in the two cables. The extra cable-adapter, you will find important since the old relay had a different male-female size, and this small cable will adapt from the small female size to the bigger male size in the relay. The cover did not fit as suppose, but I still place it back to cover relay from outer elements. As soon as I remove the old relay, I knew that that was the problem, it was full of broken pieces when it burned out. I placed back the frige cover connected and BINGO, within an our I was cooling down my beers!

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 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!

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
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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.

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!

Ice maker leaked a little, then quit completely.

  • Customer: Steve from Lansing MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered a PartSelect PS2121513 ice maker. I was concerned that there was no instructions shipped with the unit. Fortunately, PartSelect had an online video that guided me through the process. It wasn't that complex really. The only time I felt totally dumb was when using my nut driver to remove the bottom bracket. I couldn't figure out why there was no 1/4" socket with my set, so I used a small socket wrench instead. I finally figured out that the driver was already a 1/4", without a socket in it. After that it was easy. Slid the ice maker up a little to free it from the top mounting screws. Pulled it outward a bit to gain access to the connector at the back of the freezer, then squeezed the two sides of the connector and out it came. I popped the plastic cover off the existing device and then removed the connector as instructed in the video. I also removed the bale (as per the video). I put the connector harness, plastic cover and bale on the new ice maker and put it back in, this time using the nut driver on the bottom bracket :-). My only concern after that was that it didn't seem to be working. I had no idea that it needed some time to get cold before it would work. After about an hour, it filled with water and began making ice. Success.

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.

Old ice maker element burnt out

  • Customer: David from Bonita CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed wiring from old ice maker and install on new. With 2 screws all ready in place hung ice maker on them. Attach wire connector into socket and install bottom screw to hold ice maker. Tighten top 2 screw and put wire guide in place. Drop wire guide down and ice started in 10 mins

Icemaker not making ice.

  • Customer: Eleanor from Kennedyvillle 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 as a guideline. It was not exactly as portrayed. My husband and I, being long time do it yourselfer's, were able to get around the differences. There were screws, instead of tabs as pictured in the video, plus had to remove 4 screws instead of one to loosen the old icemaker. After 2 days the icemaker is pumping out loads of ice.
All Instructions for the MZD2766GEW
721-735 of 826