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Offline go400

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Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:17:27 PM »

Subject refrigerator stopped working during a storm and the relay started chattering in the back. Replaced the board and it seems ok.
 Tried to program it with the keypad. Tried repeatedly and got it to work once, displayed PE 000. Tried to enter the program code, but the display
dropped out of program mode. Never worked again, seems like a bad keypad, but no test for it in the diagnostics.
 Hope someone has seen this before.

Offline Bailey

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 06:37:41 PM »
There are different boards for different series. I tried to put the wrong one on once. I couldn't program the code either. Decided the new board was bad until I looked it up again and saw I had ordered the wrong one.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 10:57:27 AM »
Thanks for the reply, but I double checked on a different side, I put the correct relay board in.
 It's either the encoder board, or the keypad, or wiring. When looking at the encoder board, would there be any clue which pin is the common pin,
so I can test it??
I have never seen a bad encoder board, so I am leaning toward a bad keypad.
 Looking back on previous models of this, they used to have the entire electronics on ONE, two board assembly, attached keypad, encoder and relay board
 and not this mess.

Offline niobrara

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 11:32:10 PM »
I just had a touch pad fry what little brain I have . Only took two boards to figure it out. Power surge from storm.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 03:27:10 AM »
Thanks, that helps. On this refrigerator there is no test for it and the documentation is horrible. I checked some pins on the touchpad and couldn't get any to work.
 Will add a 1000 joule surge protector to the wall outlet.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 07:59:37 PM »
you HAVE to have the correct pcb, then you HAVE to try to program the new pcb 1,236,162 times and it may work. Last one I did bout gave me a heart attack.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 03:27:59 AM »
Well I spent like an hour trying but no-go. Probably will order a new keypad. What a nightmare this fridg is, $2400 cost and they do this, making it more expensive to fix
and more difficult.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator model MFD2561HES
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 04:11:46 PM »
Finally got it fixed, but it took a lot of trial and error. I opened the freezer drawer and pushed in the light switches and that worked although not in the instructions.
 The freezer displayed PE and when I hit the freezer down temp key it switched to PEO, thought it went out of program mode, but it is really PE0, the end digit is zero for the ist code
 number and the rest went as normal.