I recently purchased an ice maker. Do you have to reset it once it's installed?
Answer Hello Mike. No, but the icemaker has to get cold to cycle and make ice.
I need to replace the defrost thermostat what does it connect to?
Answer Hello William. You need to order part number 61006199 for the thermostat and heater kit. They attach to the evaporator inside the freezer.
The freezer works fine most of the time but the refridgerator does not cool. Sometimes the freezer will stop cooling but that doesnt last long an it starts back cooling but its the fridge that doesnt cool at all.
Answer Hello Dean. Look for frost on the back wall inside the freezer. If there is some frost there, It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The bottom Freezer continues to frost while the top refrigerator is warm. What part(s) are needed to resolve this issue?
Answer Hello Wade. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater 67002493 and the defrost thermostat W10165425. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer 12784415. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have a maytag refrigerator with dual slide controls on the fresh food side. The refrigerator is freezing both sides and sometimes the motor will shut off if I tap the in between both thermostat controls. Then I tap it again and it turns back on. What do you think the problem is. If I leave it run, it seems to continuously run???
Answer Justin, based on your information, you probably have a faulty freezer control, But since you also have an "auto damper" to control the refrigerator compartment, it has also failed. When the refrigerator reaches temperature, the damper door should close, apparently it's stuck open. you'll need the model and serial number to order the proper parts, once you have that information, we should be able to assist you from there.
I have whirlpool model ED25RFXFN01. Few weeks ago it quit working, so I called a repairman. Before he came, it started working. When I explained to him what happened, he said: it appears that thermostat (located at the top of refrigerator side may be lose or not working properly. If it happens again, just tap firmly on the knob, and it will kick in. Well, it seemed to have worked. But now it is happening more often. So I would like to replace it. My question: how difficult is it to replace on my own? Any suggestions? I think the unit costs no more than $25-30. I appreciate your help and advice.
Answer Hello Ashok. The cold control 2198202 is not hard to replace on the unit. The cold control is in the fresh food section inside the control box. Since these controls are all electrical, please discontinue the power supply to the unit before starting. This model is a bit tricky to access. First, look at the fresh food wall opposing the freezer about halfway back. You should see a screw that removes a short plastic cover. Then the knobs have to be pulled out and the plastic strip (escutcheon) behind the knobs has to be carefully pryed out. There are screws hiding behind this plastic strip. There are also screws behind the control box, (two I think). If you look up at the fresh food ceiling directly behind the control box they are visible. You might have to remove a bulb or two. NOTE: When the screws are removed, the control box will drop and want to hang on a metal rod that leads back to the air damper assembly. Do not allow the control box to hang as this will break the plastic ear it connects to causing more repair expense and frustration. At this point I usually remove the cover held on by one screw at the top rear of the freezer compartment. This gains access to the four tabs that hold the damper assembly in place. The cold control can be accessed and replaced at this point. Note the routing of the cold control tube as the new one needs to take the same route and the plastic tube cover has to be taken off the old one and installed on the new one. Of course, reassembly is in the reverse order.