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Troubleshooting - Maytag MTB2254ME - 22 cu. Ft. Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
home operating environments.
If the environment is
particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in
the home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to
3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
base grille.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
Replace the base grille when finished.
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the
bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape, and wattage.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the bulb from behind the control panel in the
refrigerator or from behind the light shield in the freezer (on
some models). Replace it with an appliance bulb of the same
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
The refrigerator
will not operate
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3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension
FaiJure to follow these instructions
can resumt in death,
fire, or emectdcal shock.
Power cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Is outlet working?
Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
Are controls
on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.
See "Using the Controls."
New installation?
Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting
will not cool either compartment
more quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
compressor and fans. The unit may run even
longer if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are
opened often, or if the doors have been left open.
The refrigerator
seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new
refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are
listed some normal sounds with explanations.
Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
- fans/compressor
adjusting to optimize
- flow of refrigerant, movement of water
lines, or from items placed on top of the refrigerator.
- water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle.
- contraction/expansion
of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down.
Water running - may be heard when water melts during the
defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan.
- occurs as ice is being ejected from the
ice maker mold.
The doors will not close completely
Door blocked
open? Move food packages away from door.
Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct
Crisper cover in the way? Make sure the crisper cover is
pushed in fully, so that the back rests on the supports.


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