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Title: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on December 01, 2008, 04:07:16 PM
I HAVE A MAYTAG FRIDGE THAT THE ICE /WATER DISPENSER WILL NOT WORK. THE UNIT MAKES ICE, BUT THE CONTROL PANEL APPEARS TO HAVE NO POWER. THE LIGHT WILL NOT WORK, CANNOT TOGGLE BETWEEN CRUSHED OR CUBED, CANNOT SELECT WATER. CAN ANYONE HELP WITH INFO ON THIS PROBLEM?

Model MSD2554ARW
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on December 01, 2008, 04:39:53 PM
Needa a new dispenser control board.

(http://www.appliancepartspros.com/PartImage.aspx?imgid=Z3BqLjFfZ2xfNTI0MzAwMTYvTFBXL3NvdG9ocHRyYXAv)
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on December 01, 2008, 05:40:23 PM
I will take your word on the diagnosis. I assume this board is under the touch pad area, and if it is how do I access it? Will I need any special tools to get to it? Do you have any idea of the approximate cost of the part? Thanks for the speedy reply!
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on December 01, 2008, 05:51:51 PM
The manual is on this forum here (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;id=40)

To find the part, type your correct model number into the parts lookup on the upper left side of this page.
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on December 01, 2008, 06:24:25 PM
thanks for the info! I am not able to look at the repair manual because I am having adobe reader problems, so that will have to wait till tomorrow, but  i will assume that it should be fairly easy to get to. is there any thing else that will cause this board to burn up that I need to look at? or should I just spend the $80.00 with confidence that this will take care of it? thanks again for the info
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: JWWebster on December 01, 2008, 08:10:55 PM
Before ya spend any money remove the part and clean the contacts. Re install and retry.
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: theoldstoveguy on December 01, 2008, 10:57:22 PM
 Make sure the pin connector ( lower hinge area) has not become disconnected or loose. This is where it gets it's power.
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on December 02, 2008, 06:25:58 AM
Once you remove the escutcheon, you will see if it was a failed board or not. In many cases, the board failed due to a stuck solenoid on the right side of the dispenser. In this case, it melts the bracket and lots of other parts need to be replaced. Only a visual inspection behind the  escutcheon will tell. Just remove the drip tray and take out the 2 screws underneath.

I usually go to the bottom hinge and unplug the harness to keep from getting the shizzle knocked out of me playing with the dispenser, or you can just unplug the whole thing.
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on December 31, 2008, 02:25:25 PM
I finally got to taking this apart today and found that the control board is definitely cooked. the solenoid also got hot because the mount area is deformed and the spring loaded arm to open the ice dispenser also melted. my question is what is the best way to fix or replace this? all in one piece or buying individual parts. thanks again for the helpful info so far!
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on December 31, 2008, 02:31:25 PM
You'll have to buy them worms one can at a time :)

The fountain bracket, solenoid, board, & actuator rod for the  door will all have to be ordered. Use your model number in the parts lookup here to get started.

Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on December 31, 2008, 02:52:46 PM
i will take a look at that, probably cheaper to buy a new fridge!
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on January 12, 2009, 12:45:40 PM
got all my parts delivered today, everything is in but the spring to close the ice door. i can't seem to get any tension on the spring. the instructions aren't real clear, but they say to give a 1/2 turn counter clockwise and insert into fountain bracket. any better pictures out there or tips?
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on January 12, 2009, 01:04:26 PM
i think i figured out the spring issue, back together and everything seems to work. only issue is its crushing all the ice. indicator light switchs from crushed to cubes, but all is crushed. any thoughts?
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on January 12, 2009, 02:53:42 PM
Pull the bin out and unjam the rod that shifts up and down in back. This changes the thing to crush. If the rod cannot move when the shifter yoke jumps up, the cubes will be crushed.
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: rodey on February 01, 2009, 09:32:05 AM
one last question about the fridge. with having the ice and water system out for some months, i have started noticing some scale/slime floating in the water glass. is there a tank i need to remove and clean, or is there a chemical cleaning procedure i can do. thanks for the help
Title: Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
Post by: Repair-man on February 01, 2009, 09:38:29 AM
Floaties in the water can result from different circumstances. The main drawback to having filtrated water is that many good compounds, such as Chlorine, are removed along with impurities. This leaves the water in the holding reservoir subject to biologic processes, including algae and other organisms. One thing you can do is flush the tank for about 2 minutes each week to help pass residuals thru the line.

In some cases, certain types of water lines can induce taste and cosmetic appearance of the water. I have found that most of the soft, vinyl blue and white water lines cause taste and floaties after awhile. I found this only after responding to numerous complaints while at Factory Service. After replacing those water lines with copper or stainless hoses, the issues went away.

Ultimately, you may have to replace the water reservoir to start anew, however the floaties are not pathogenic so they will only cause you cosmetic discomfort.