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MSD2454GRW Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MSD2454GRW
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The white flange broke off

  • Customer: Gene from Danbury, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video exactly

Motor mount broke out of ice enclosure when auger locked up.

  • Customer: Howard from Avon Park, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed broken enclosure,mounted the motor and solinoid on the new unit.Then installed it back into the ice maker. WE HAVE ICE AGAIN!

Ice Maker Leaking

  • Customer: Robert from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I turned off the water and electricity to the refrigerator. Then I removed the ice bin exposing the ice maker. I loosened the two screws on the wall with a 1/4" nutdriver and I removed the horizontal screw on the bottom of the ice maker again with the nut driver. That allowed me to lift off the ice maker so that I could remove the wiring harness from the ice maker. A flat screwdriver helped me push in the retaining tab, and disengage the harness. Installation was in the reverse order. A third hand would have helped reconnect the wiring harness, but I put a shoe box on the top shelf of the freezer compartment to hold the new unit while I connected the wiring harness, making sure to "hear it click" when fully engaged. I then removed the wire "feeler" from the old unit and inserted it in the new one. Inserting the water inlet hose and hanging the ice maker was simple after that. The existing bracket holding the ice maker on the bottom was not rusted so I did not replace it even though a new one came with the ice maker. I should add that I had previously defrosted the freezer in order to remove the ice bin as it could not be removed with the block of ice that had frozen in the front end. I'm a senior citizen with no prior experience in changing an ice maker. I wasn't trying to set an amount of time it could take which was about 40 minutes, including the time it took to turn off/on the water and electric breaker and go to the garage for a flat screwdriver and find the right size nutdriver, and next time I could probably do the job in about 20 to 30 minutes! Bob I. San Diego, CA

Freezer & Fridge warming - compressor and fan running slow ( low voltage)

  • Customer: Craig from East Fairfield, VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had replaced Adaptive Defrost board 3 months earlier so thought something may have been wrong with defrost again. Checked coils in freezer and they were not iced up. Pulled fridge out to get at back. Removed lower panel using nut driver. Noticed compressor fan was running and compressor was too yet fan was not running very fast. Unplugged fridge and checked wires going to compressor. Pulled orange wire off and noticed spade terminal was blackened. Pulled remaining wires off (blue & white) to check for more burn marks. Those were ok. While pulling off wires the starter/overload relay started coming off from the compressor. Pulled it completely off. Noticed the spade lug terminal for the orange wire was burned. Pulled assembly apart and found the contacts and plastic inside of casing were very burnt. Ordered new unit and requested overnite delivery. Needed a fix fast. Fortunately for us my Dad had 2 refrigerators partially used at his house so we moved everything down to his place. Thats the part that sucks the most. New part was not exact replacement but works ok. Overload relay (1 connector) goes on the bottom pin of the compressor first. After that is on you put the 2 connector starter relay on. It helps keep the overload circuit in place given its a separate part unlike the orignal part being all 1 unit. I also had to clip the terminal ends off from the orange wire and crimp a new end on given the plastic was burned and metal connector was black. No sense in using it as it would start out with a bad connection and likely burn up again. I even flowed a little solder on the crimp/wire as well to make sure I had good contact. Once all wires were plugged back onto the starter/overload relay I plugged fridge in. At first I thought it didn't fix it as the fan nor compressor turned on. However, after a few minutes compressor and fan both started up and have been running since. Looking back, the smell that we had of burned plastic the nite before must have been this part on the compressor. Unfortunately we couldn't figure out where the smell had come from. About 15hrs later was when we noticed the water dripping out of the freezer. Also, the slow running fan and the fact that the compressor was running likely meant both were running under low voltage conditions given the burned up contacts and wire that I had. Always easy to look back to see why things were doing what they were once you figure out what caused it. Freezer and fridge have been running great now for better than a week. One side note - On my old adaptive defrost board that I replaced 3 months prior, I found a bad capacitor on it so for $2 I think I have a repaired adaptive defrost board now too as a spare. :) If you are curious like me and you want to try to repair an adaptive defrost board, check out capcitor C2. Its suppose to be a 22uf 50v. The one on my bad board measured open. Another spare part I obtained from my starter/overload relay repair was the overload circuit. On the orignal part it was all part of 1 unit but when you take it apart it too is really 2 separate parts in 1 molded case. In fact, I used the original overload circuit with the new starter relay so I have a spare overload circuit for the fridge too.

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.

Ice maker was not working

  • Customer: David from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This refrigerator has the freezer on the bottom. You have to remove both of the drawers to get to the icemakeer. I did not disconnect the water line or the power to the unit because it is a hassle to pull the unit out of the hole where it resides. I first unplugged the power from the icemaker to the unit and used a flat tip screwdriver to get the icemaker out. The old one was gross. We had noticed flakes in the ice for over a year but thought it was the water. The wire bar from to stop making ice had to be moved from the old icemaker to the new one as well as a brace on the bottom of the icemaker and the front cover. This is all easy. The hardest part of the repair was getting the larger drawer back on its guide. Honestly, this was a repair my 11 yr old grandson could have done with some supervision. I'm guessing I easily saved $100 by repairing this myself.

Ice maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: Sandy from Midland, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Extremly easy - just followed the video exactly. Changing the ice make out couldn't have been more easy. when the ice maker was out - noticed some ice build up in the filling water tube. Used the hair dryer to defrost (will replace the double outlet water valve to stop this once my husband is there to help me pull out the frig.) We now have perfect ice cubes. still slowly having issues with some ice build up - but know the water valve is bad too. more to come!!

ice maker not working

  • Customer: Jake J from Espanola, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced ice maker, followed the on line video instructions and it was the easied repair i've ever made it took less then 15 minutes

old ice maker failed

  • Customer: Robert from East Helena, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The replacement ice maker was exactly the same size and model. All the mounting screws lined up and install was snap. The website parts description was very good and helpful. We now have ice cubes with no over flowing glacier in the ice tray.

Light switch broken

  • Customer: Keith from Racine, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used a knife blade to slip under the edge of old switch to pray it out of the hole it was inserted into, switched the wires and replaced the new switch into the same hole. It took about five minutes!

Wasn't making ice cubes anymore

  • Customer: Thomas from Brick, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unlike what the online video showed, my bottom freezer French door refrigerator didn't use hooks to secure the icemaker in place. Instead, it used three tabs with screws to secure it in place. I could see two of them, but not the third one. After removing two screws and realizing that the icemaker was still pretty well secured, I felt around and found the third screw (at the top, right behind the front of the icemaker). Once I got that out, the replacement went easily, as shown on the video. That third screw was a little challenging to put back, but after a few tries I got it in. The icemaker is now making ice like a champ! Good work PartSelect! And the part came quickly, as advertised.

We had water going to the Refrig but no Ice

  • Customer: Joel from Walnutport, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First pulled the Ice tray out of the freezer, Pulled the cord for the power to the refrig. Removed 3-Srews with the nut driver and disconnected the Power Supply to the Ice maker. Removed it from the freezer and started to remove the Bail and install the bail in the new Ice maker. Remove the cover from the side of the old ice maker and install it on the new ice maker. Put it back in the Refrig and connected the power cord and installed the 3-screws and reinstalled the Ice Tray and 30 mins. later it started making ice. Thanks for the Youtube Video it helped a lot to take the pressure off of doing it your self.

Light burned out in upper oven

  • Customer: Shirley from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Screwed in light bulb and glass protector

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

ice maker stopped making ice and water was running into the freezer compartment

  • Customer: James from Streetman, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wasn't sure about the part I needed so I called the service number, they help me decide on the correct parts for my unit. This was the easiest repair I've ever done. One hex head screw and one clip in electrical connection and we were done. It took less than 5 minutes and now it works like new, no more leaking water and plenty of ice.
All Instructions for the MSD2454GRW
631-645 of 842