Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   All Appliance Parts 

Author Topic: msd2556aew Maytag refridgerator  (Read 2608 times)

Offline November552

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 1
msd2556aew Maytag refridgerator
« on: November 23, 2009, 02:13:53 PM »

My maytag refridgerator has ice buildup in the bottom of the freezer and leaks water from underneath occasionally. Any solution to this would be great!

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3023
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Maytag refridgerator
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:34:46 PM »
Remove the lower 3 shelves (and food) in the freezer, then take out the 2 screws holding the center and lower cover on the back. You'll find the Maytag SXS manual in the front of the forum to show you how if this is not clear.

Once the center and lower rear panels are off in the freezer, you will see the drain pan under the cooloing coil has frozen over, causing all defrost water to go onto the freezer floor instead of down the hole in the pan. The solution is tp pour very hot water onto the pan to remove the chunk of ice then pour more down the drain hole unttil  it runs by itself to the pan underneath. When you get it all back together, go to the fridge controls and set the top one just below midway, the lower slide just past midway to avoid freezing the drain again.
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com