My freezer quit cooling. Could it be the compressor? How can I check it? A couple days before it quit it was frosting up. Model number is mfi2269vea. When I look this model up the only options are mfi2269vea1 or mfi2269vea10. Which do I use?
Answer Sheila, if it were building up frost in the freezer section prior to it not cooling you more than likely have a defrost issue. You'll need to check the defrost thermostat, defrost heater, and defrost control. We'll need your serial number to help verify the part numbers of each item and to verify which model to use. Please repost with this information for further assistance. Thanks.
My compressor arrived not charged, is this because it was shipped?
Answer Hello Alex. Yes all sealed system parts are shipped empty "not charged." You will have to get a certified technician to install the compressor and refill your sealed system. Thanks!
Tried relay over load and the compressor will only start when cold.
Answer Hello Joe. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the compressor is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
What is the horse power for the compressor on this fridge? Compressor part number W10160407.
In general for refrigerators the horsepower is going to be 1/4 to a 1/3 HP. We do not have specific as the manufacturer does not supply them on the part.
Part numb not even close. Is this a maytag thing?
Answer Hello Josh. Yes, manufacturers use their own numbers. You need to order W10160407 for the correct part.
I have a Maytag side by side refrigerator that I would like to fix myself. It stopped cooling. I have been told it was probably the compressor. How do I know for sure?
Answer Hello Chuck,
Plug the unit in and see if the compressor starts. If it doesn't, remove the start relay from the side of the compressor and shake it. If it rattles, it is the problem. If the compressor does start, let it run for about ten minutes and unplug the refrigerator. The room needs to be quiet at this point. Listen for a hissing noise. If you detect a hissing noise, there is a sealed system leak and it will have to be located and repaired before any repair will take. If there is no hissing noise, start the unit again and let it run for another ten minutes or so and feel of the two copper lines on the side of the compressor. One should be cool and the other should get hot. This shows the proper circulation of the Freon. If the compressor starts getting hot and neither copper line is cooling off, the unit probably has a restriction. If this is the case, the restriction can be any where in the sealed system. This condition will have to be located and corrected also or the unit will never cool properly.
Repair man said compressor is bad, do I need the compressor and the kit??
Answer Brian, according to the model number provided the replacement compressor is part number W10160407. Thanks!