Maytag French Door Refrigerator Problems

by Anonymous

DO NOT BUY A MAYTAG FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR!!

We bought one four years ago and have had a series of problems. The short list includes:

1. Doors not closing properly and requiring routine leveling
2. Water line freezing
3. Ice maker has broken several times (we opted for just using trays now)
4. Most recently the fan broke so the refrigerator did not cool.

Maytag does NOT stand behind their product and the claim for reliable and dependable appliances are in a word: FALSE.

I have made my pledge to the Maytag company that I will never buy another Maytag product. I recommend you do the same.

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Nov 23, 2016
Well, looks like we choose POORLY! NEW
by: Taken in by advertising

Bought a Maytag French Door fridge little over a year ago. The ice maker has gone out and now we're getting that ANNOYING "power outage" alarm every few minutes, even though the power is just fine.

We hit the reset button, it resets, and within a minute or two, it does it again. I've correlated the "power outage" alarm to a motor of some kind (compressor?) stopping momentarily. Could be a problem with that as opposed to a circuit board problem that is just reacting to the motor stoppage? Good God what will THIS cost me?? Just out of a crappy 12-month "warranty" of course. What is THAT all about?? Pay $2600 for a "quality" item and it has all this going on?

SUMMARY: NEVER, NEVER AGAIN BUY MAYTAG/WHIRLPOOL!

May 13, 2016
Refrigerator NEW
by: Michael H Wagstaff

Like most of the people on here. Bought $2300.00 + fridge with the Maytag company from HHGregg. Piece of crap!!!! Service call less than 2 years for a $250.00 evaporator motor. Glad I am selling my house and someone else will have to deal with it from now on because I am kinda taking this as a sign. I neve new this product was made in Mexico until today. $250.00 to learn never give Maytag another $ of my money. What a crappy line of products. Just worthless!!!!

Jan 15, 2016
Not Worth the Trouble
by: Nancy

My Maytag is 3 years old and is the worst nightmare because after repairs, I still can not trust it. It leaks water repeatedly and makes a mess every time. It has been repaired by two different repairmen, but still is leaking and freezing up in bottom. It can't be donated because it is not properly repaired.

Dec 02, 2015
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Nov 19, 2015
french door fridge
by: Anonymous

Dont ever buy maytag nothing they do not stand behind their products. $3000 for a fridge that icemaker worked less that a year!!!! Thousands of same conplaint about french door fridges and maytag knows they are selling shit to us consumers

Nov 06, 2015
Fed up maytag customer
by: Anonymous

I bought a maytag fridge in November 2011 and it worked for a couple of years but about six months ago ice started to appear Vin the freezer then two months ago when electricity went and came back the fridge took 24 hrs to come back on my technician told me it was the circuit board at the back of the fridge was bad I bought the part and had it installed now the fridge still is not working. What is being displayed on the touch pad is PE 0000 can anyone tell me what I have to do to get this bloody fridge working?

Oct 30, 2015
DO NOT BUY MAYTAG! Scroll past the spam!
by: David

Don't believe the commercials,Maytag is now an inferior,and repair costly brand.
You will lose food during the warranty, and additionally,high repair costs after the warranty expires
Oh,it's pretty,but a constant nightmare.
Scroll below the spam to see all the horror stories associated with this product.
DO NOT BUY MAYTAG.
DO NOT.

Sep 25, 2015
Similar Problems Here
by: Anonymous

Purchased a French door Maytag Refrigerator in Sept. 2011, the freezer stopped working( water flowing out, not cold enough to freeze) a few days ago, was quoted $359.95 from Maytag for a retro-warranty. Thank you for your post, I'll make a more informed choice.

Sep 06, 2015
MAYTAG FRENCH DOOR
by: c m

I replace all my appliances with Maytag, believing the commercial. . You know the repairman that has nothing to do.. well he's now working at my house. all have been repaired within the last 1 1/2 years. The first French Door refrigerator delivered was plugged in for over 12 hours and was still Hot. Of course they replaced the unit. but it has problems the bottom shelf always has water under it, freezer not cold enough to keep ice cream, ice maker is now broken again and at 1 1/2 years old its out of major warranty. I must pay for Labor and some parts.
I am 65 years old and have had appliances in the past last 10 years are more but they don't make them like they use to.. but 1 1/2 years is totally unacceptable.
Life is too short to fret over appliances that don't work. In fact I just replaced my Maytag front load washer (loud noises tub unstable) with LG and It's very efficient.. One by one the others are gone as well.
Moral to this long story... don't buy Maytag they are not what they claim to be..

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Jul 27, 2015
MAYTAG ICE MAKER PROBLEMS
by: ANGRY MAYTAG USER

MAYTAG NEVER AGAIN. MAYTAG ICE MAKER PROBLEMS IS RIGHT. MY JUST BROKE SO HERE I AM TRYING TO RESEARCH MY PROBLEM AND TO MY DISBELIEF EVERYONE IS HAVING THE SAME ISSUE. HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST ME???? IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE OVER ONE YEAR SINCE WE GOT IT.
PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SAVE YOURSELVES A LOT OF MONEY.--- DON'T BUY ONE---- THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT. THE WARRANTY AND THE FRIDGE SHOULD LAST MORE THAN A YEAR FOR THAT PRICE.
VERY ANGRY.

Jul 05, 2015
MAYTAG ICEMAKER PROBLEMS
by: Frustrated in GA

Purchased Maytag French door fridge 2 1/2 years ago. Replaced icemaker last year. Guess what? Not working again! Of course, it's been just over a year since we had last one replaced. Here we go again! Maytag repairman does not stand around. No way with these low standard pieces of equipment they sell!!!

Jun 25, 2015
maytag bottom freezer icing
by: Anonymous

I bought a mod mfi12569yem 4 years ago and now it continuously ices in bottom freezer contacted maytag they know about this problem they used inferior parts in p-trap but they want you to have a tech do the repairs just how hard is it to pull the back off and replace the p-trap. but they won't send me the replacement parts I am done with maytag for ever my whole house has maytag but as they fail I will replace them with a different make

Jun 04, 2015
Maytag appliances
by: Donna

I purchased a Maytag washer and dryer set. The washers stopped working within 4 years. I replaced it and now I am having a problem with my Maytag Refrigerator. It ices up and I have to defrost it by hand every 3 weeks. It too is only 4 years old. I called Maytag and they were of no help. Please, do yourself a favor and NEVER, NEVER BY A MAYTAG APPLIANCE. THEY ARE JUNK, especially for the money they cost. Maytag Corporation does not give a damn either!

May 29, 2015
ice in bottom of freezer, easy fix
by: Anonymous

If you have ice building up in the bottom of the freezer remove the back panel/compressor cover. Where the drain tube exits the freezer pull off the rubber piece on the end of the tube and trim with sissors about 3/16 of an inch off of the bottom end to increase the opening slightly. It clogs shut there.reinstall the rubber fitting and put the rear cover back on. Then try to melt either with hot water or heat the drain opening in the bottom middle back of the freezer until it is open. This will fix your problem.

May 01, 2015
My Maytag French Door Fridge is aweful
by: Anonymous

I got it at a good price, boy was that a mistake.
The ice maker does not work

The fridge constantly freezes

The ice make is broken

The bottom of the freezer has 1/2' of ice on it.

Every week I chip it out and it comes back in a few days

Mar 17, 2015
uncool refrigerator
by: Anonymous

Ever since we purchased this piece of crap in 11/2013 we have had service on it more than five times. The compressor crapped out twice and lost all of our food due to unfreezing. Now we are having issues with an alarm going off stating that there was a power outage... Our power is fine. I will never purchase a maytag product ever again. Maytag needs to recall this as others are having the same issue.

Jan 15, 2015
Troubleshooting
by: Anonymous

Troubleshootingshooting freezer

Jan 06, 2015
run away from maytag
by: Anonymous

Bought fridge stove dishwasher and stove in 2010. Have alrady replaced the stove due to computer failure. temps on both small top oven and large ovens not keeping proper temps. repairman says would be cheaper to buy a new one. Now the french door freezer is leaking. Has never made proper ice . we have been buying ice since it was new. Had so many repair visits that never fixed it so we gave up and buy bag ice. MAYTAG is JUNK!!!

Oct 10, 2014
Recalls being re-sold?
by: Anonymous

When my MFF model began "popping" loudly when the compressor contactor kicked in I thought it was just a giant cheap part, and I would put up with it.

But when the popping became intermittant with "stuttering" sounds, I looked up recalls.

The same problem was encountered, fires were caused, and those parts were recalled, but only on the models without bottom drawer freezers.

Did they do a "shuffle" of recalled parts?

Called a Technician, he would not turn the refrigerator off to test the sound. He was not sure it would start up again? I asked, " waht about outages"?....no answer

Sep 24, 2014
maytag french door
by: Anonymous

The hospital garbage that maytag used to make these fridge is toxin.Because all may tag fridge have same problem.
Water leaks,fan stop working, ice maker stop, condenser leak freon,evaporator ice up, and a ton of slaterhouse problem what a mess......

Sep 05, 2014
False advertising
by: Anonymous

I trusted the Maytag brand since those were the appliances that my parents purchased. Today, the Maytag brand no longer represents great quality. The compressor for my French Door Refrigerator had to be replaced twice. The water line froze and I was instructed by a customer service representative to use a blow dryer to thaw it out. I told them to send the Maytag repair man from the commercials.
I will not be purchasing any Maytag brands appliances in the future.

Aug 29, 2014
junk
by: Anonymous

nka e several problems so similar to yours circuit board went out cost me 500 to have it fixed now had to have someone come out and put freon in it did not stay in will not stay cool what a expensive piece of junk

Aug 09, 2014
ICE & WATER BUTTONS
by: Anonymous

Brand new stainless 2014 model. I'm a single guy and after pressing on the buttons probably only 20 times the words completley wiped off!!!

They replaced the whole panel and the words wiped off even quicker than before!! Dam words wipe off the a dry eraser. They are coming out for the third time and if they bring me the same buttons..well screw that i want a new fridge free of charge!

Jul 24, 2014
french door terriblle
by: Anonymous

Well I've had mine now 2 years first problem was ice build up in the freezer called up it was 2 days out of the 1 year warranty and the guy on the phone says they have a new piece that fixes the issue. Well they wanted me to pay 150 bucks for this piece yet they know the other SaaS defective. I said no and fixed the issue myself with some parts around the house. Well last month the ice maker stopped working some of the Copper in the monitor area is missing like it burned away so I ordered a new one now it just dumps water I'm never buying anything Maytag or whirlpool again

Jul 09, 2014
Maytag will never be my choice again...
by: Anonymous

My Maytag french door refrigerator goes out and quits every time we have bad weather. We lose everything in the unit. I usually unplug it. We have never determined how long it usually takes before it resets and comes on. We usually lose all of the ice in the ice maker which is the first hint that the fridge is not working. What a pain in the butt……
Never will buy Maytag EVER AGAIN!

A bag of ice in an ice chest is MUCH MORE DEPENDABLE!

Jul 09, 2014
Compressor failure
by: Anonymous

We bought the French Door Maytag September 2013 and the compressor just went out of it. The appliance store sent a repairman to determine the problem. Scheduled pick-up a couple days ago and were to let me know how long we would be without and still waiting for the call. We have food stuffed in coolers with ice!! What a pain. They said the model I have has compressor issues and they have been hauling one a week to the shop. If you are not going to buy a Maytag, don't buy a Whirlpool either because that's who makes it!

Jul 07, 2014
Ice maker
by: Anonymous

Ice maker not working

Jul 03, 2014
Maytag Model RTF1900CAL
by: 43cha

Have had this fridge for the last 20 years, we'll the
Compressor failed in a weeks time luckily it was under
Warranty , that after 15 years the Thermostat gave way
Just today July 2014 the fridge does not turn off looks
Like its time to buy another, don't know by the comments
On Maytag that I would get the same make

Jun 21, 2014
maytag circut board for sale french door series 2006 2007 model
by: Anonymous

I have a working maytag french door circut board part numbet 12920706 561 856 8060 is my number

Jun 21, 2014
maytag circut board for sale french door series 2006 2007 model
by: Anonymous

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Jun 07, 2014
Icemaker jams
by: Terry

The Icemaker jams about every 3 or 4 days. It creates ice and the cubes are sort of stuck together and when they are ejected into the bin the push the overflow arm up and get stuck. So we get up in the morning and no new ice. I have had it replaced twice going on the 3rd time. I have Had it. Hoping I can invoke the lemon clause, 3 years old.


May 19, 2014
monster
by: Anonymous

My Maytag French-door fridge has been repaired twice since 2007 when I purchased it. It was the icemaker. Now the electronic panel has to be replaced, and repairman does not know when it will be in. There are none available! The ice/water dispenser flaps constantly and the lights are all flashing. Every now and then, it returns to normal and actually works! I think I have a large expensive monster 👾 on my hands.

Apr 19, 2014
I will never buy Maytag brand ever again!
by: sewfroggie

In 2006 I purchased a Maytag fridge model MFI2568AEQ. This thing is the biggest POS I have ever owned. Had problems with this thing from the beginning. Always had problems with the icemaker. After it was only 3 years old, the main circuit board went out. Thankfully we had an extended warranty that covered it. But we were without a fridge for 1 month. Fast forward to January 2014. Same thing happened with the main circuit board. The part was on backorder and after no fridge for 2 months, I find out that I am waiting for a part that will never come because Maytag has informed me they no longer make the part. They suggest I have it repaired. Got my son to pull it out and repair it.(had nothing to lose at this point) Put it back in and now I am unable to reprogram it.Followed directions I found with fridge with no luck. Tryed different ways with no success. There must be a secret to doing this. Guess who wishes she had never seen this refrigerator. I will never ever buy a Maytag anything ever again!!!

Jan 13, 2014
Control Panel on back order 5-6 wks before delivery
by: Anonymous

I thought I'd purchased the best--found out Maytag/Whirpool doesn't back their promise of dependable and reliable products. The only apologize for 5-6 wk delay in parts availability for a product they now say has been replaced due to innovation. What a crock. 6 yr old appliance and no parts availability--then the exeuctives say buy AMERICAN!! Where is the quality when a $2600 appliance dies after 6 years.

Sep 01, 2013
maytag model MFT2976AEB
by: Anonymous

bought May 28th, 2013 waiting for 90 days for parts to repair major flaw with ice dispenser. Even the headquarters executive department says part will be there in 30 days, that was 3 weeks ago. I do not believe it will come. So I've put a dispute in with credit card so I will get full refund and refrigerator removed. THIS FRIDGE IS A LEMON!!!!!

Jul 25, 2013
Do your homework first!
by: Not happy in Idaho

Purchased Matag side by side w/bottom freezer as a Valentines gift March 2013. We paid a little more than $2500.modle #MFT2976AEM00.I thought I was getting one of the best. NOT! 2 months later the gasket inside the door was filled with ice, small amounts of water was dripping down the inside freezer door. I called the service man; it is still under warranty. About 5 weeks later the part arrived and it seemed to be fixed,for about 2 weeks and the same problem began again. Called a second time to day 7/24/2013 and the buttons that say Ice/water have rubbed off after 5 months. I also would not recommend stainless steel. Water marks and little hand prints are to noticeable.it scratches very easily. I have not had problems with my Matag washer/dryer or flat rang oven. YET!

Jul 24, 2013
French Door Frig
by: Anonymous

I bought this frig 2 yrs ago. Now twice in 6 mths the frig stopped cooling! Lost everything. I will NEVER recommend a Maytag appliance to anyone. Let alone buy another one.

Jul 11, 2013
kshus45
by: Anonymous

seals cracked ,mildew on all seals icemaker is so slow will never buy another maytag this refrigerator is only 5years old

Jul 11, 2013
kshus45
by: Anonymous

seals cracked ,mildew on all seals icemaker is so slow will never buy another maytag this refrigerator is only 5years old

Jun 29, 2013
Maytag French Door Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

I purchased this refrigerator in . I have already had to have the icemaker replaced for failure and the bins keep freezing my vegetables. The temp is turned down but it doesn't help. Now the rubber gasket keeps coming off the icemaker inside the door. Will never buy another Maytag product again.

May 28, 2013
No problems
by: Anonymous

We bought a Maytag French Door refrigerator five years ago. We have had absolutely no problems except the bottom drawer lid broke due to my own fault. We love this refrigerator.

Apr 02, 2013
Cannot adjust temperature
by: Janet

Bought this fridge in May 2005. Had to be repaired within the first year and again in the second year. Ever since then have had a temperature problem. Cannot keep the fridge part from freezing even though temperature is turned way down. Have thrown out tons of produce because it freezes. Will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER buy Maytag again. I have to replace the fridge and it's extremely disappointing because a $1300.00 fridge should last longer than this. DO NOT BUY MAYTAG.

Dec 31, 2012
paint job on smooth doors
by: Anonymous

I bought a french door Maytag frig. Just had all 3 doors replaced today because the surface looked like someone took steel wool to it in a circular motion. now one new door has some scratch look marks.How many times will they replace doors till they get it right!

Jun 12, 2012
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by: Anonymous

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Apr 18, 2012
Bad
by: Anonymous

2 year old French Door Maytag refrigerator. Icemaker stopped working and compressor won't shut off until I turn the temp setting to Off.

Mar 22, 2012
reliable
by: Anonymous

thanks for the tip. looking to buy, but will not buy from a company that does not stand behind its product.

Mar 03, 2012
$1595 for less than 4 years
by: amt706

Bought in aug of 2008. died in feb of 2012. not even 4 years. About $500 a year to own. compressor loses refridgerant. trustworthy tech says it's bad. hi side tap that is supposed to evaporate water in drip pan is corroded by the water it is supposed to eliminate and water enters system and contaminates components in system. he said better off just buying another fridge. maytag was bought by Whirlpool soooooo use discretion when buying their product. for the good it will do i'm buying a Fridgidaire

Feb 21, 2012
Maytag French Door
by: Anonymous

The only thing I can say is,junk,junk, junk. I will never buy anything made by maytag again.I bought refrigerator,dish washer,cook stove,and washer and dryer.They are all junk.this company is a complete ripoff,and should be forced to quit selling this junk.

Jan 08, 2012
Maytag French Door Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

I purchased this Maytag French door refrig. in 12/06 and it worked well for a while.

Then the ice maker started freezing. They told me I needed another ice maker so I purchased another one. Soon after it too
started freezing.

They told me I need a new water valve so I replaced the water valve. It also worked well for a while, then it started icing up again. (Are you beginning to see a pattern here?)

Now the latch for the ice bin is broken and it is still freezing up.

I will never buy a Maytag appliance again. No one can fix it.

What has happened to the Maytag dependability?


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Sep 21, 2011
Maytag Refrigerator Part Failures
by: Anonymous

Since October of 2006 my Maytag Refrigerator, model 4MFC2061HE has failed twice. Once at the 3 year mark (Oct 2009)it needed a new Keyboard Pad to control Temps. Then it was found after that part was installed that the main board/Interface board was also defective. It took 13 days downtime total for repairs.

Two years later on 9/20/2011 the refrigerator continued to run the compressor and the interior temperature was at the 32 Degree mark.

The water line inside was only gave off slushy ice water. I unplugged the refrigerator and let it come back to normal temp range.

To assist in maintaining temperatures inside I plugged it into a 24 hour automatic timer. I set the on period to 60 to 75 minutes and the off time to about 3 hours. I kept checking every few hours (even at night) to keep food in the freezer and upper fridge from spoilng.

It seems the parts are made in Mexico so who knows what kind of quality controls there are.

I am thoroughly Disgusted with this refrigerator and the problems I have had with it.

Will think long and hard about buying another Maytag Fridge.

Sep 14, 2011
Rust on our Maytag Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

After just 1 year and 3 months the French Door Stainless Steel refrigerator has started to rust.

The Maytag CS said nothing we can do about it. Out of warranty....

Aug 27, 2011
Maytag Ice Maker is a Bust
by: Mikezev

We've had out Maytag French door refrigerator for four years now and the ice maker keeps getting slower. So, we stopped using it altogether.

Maytag -- never again.

Aug 18, 2011
Maytag French Door Refrigerator Problems
by: Anonymous

We're about to have a repair man come by for the second compressor replacement in 3 years.

Fortunately we have an extended warranty but who wants to have to go through this every two or three years? We are sorely disappointed with this refrigerator.

If you close one door too hard the other opens and will not close. It has been a terrible product and they (Maytag) don't seem to want to admit it or stand behind their product beyond the 1 year warranty.

The last time the repair person warned us it was likely it would happen again. Sadly she was right.

If you don't have a warranty your money would be better spent on a new refrigerator.

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Apr 20, 2011
Maytag Fridge
by: Anonymous

We bought Maytag fridge model MZD2665HEW five years ago. The compressor went out this past week.

This happened, of course, just a couple months past 5 year warranty. The estimated repair cost is close to $600.00. What a joke?!?!?

A refrigerator costing that much should last many years of trouble free usage. With all the problem Maytag has had, you would think they would extend their warranty to try keep customers.

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Jan 15, 2011
Maytag Refrigerator Ice Maker Trouble/Lights Flashing/Fridge Not Cooling
by: nowandthen

Our trouble started with our Maytag Refrigerator when the ice trap door flapping open and shut on it's own--with all the display light flashing.

Called a technician (not Maytag's) and he was sure it was the control panel. He said he couldn't get another one because they were on back order.

I called Maytag. In the meantime, it quit cooling in the fridge.

Long story short--MANY calls to Maytag. On week THREE of no fridge. Maytag knows this part has caused much trouble (because they offered to pay for the part and labor outside of warranty limits). They had 880 control panels on backorder. I was told it might take a total of a month to get it in, ship it to me and get me set up with one of their techs to install it.

I bought a new Samsung today.

Dec 15, 2010
Door alarm not
by: Anonymous

I have a Maytag french door refrigerator and the door alarm keeps going off and the doors are closed.

We've pressed the button and turned off the alarm but it comes back on and starts beeping again.

Does anyone know how to turn the alarm off so it will not come back on?

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Aug 22, 2010
Problems from the start
by: Tammy

We bought a Maytag, French door/freezer on bottom in 2006.

Two days after it was delivered, the electric panel went out. They replaced the entire refrigerator.

Two years later it happened again. That time, they replaced the panel.

Now (2010) the electric panel is blinking, the ice flap is flapping and after a little research.... I believe there is a short in the electric panel.

I'm hoping I don't have a electrical fire before it can be fixed.

Aug 09, 2010
Refrigerator no longer cold
by: Alison

I bought a Maytag French Door refrigerator 4/5 years ago. It was NOT cheap (@$1,800).

Yesterday, the refrig. portion stopped cooling. I turned up the dial (to make it cooler) and a fan-sounding noise came on and ran and ran and ran....no cool air.

A repair person is coming out tomorrow and I hope it is not too expensive. A fridge costing this much should last more than 4.5 years!!

I will not buy Maytag again. I had a big problem with my Maytag washer, too.

Replaced it with a Bosch which I love! I may end up doing the same with this fridge, which I loved...until yesterday.


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May 11, 2010
We Made the Same Mistake
by: Dale

We made the same mistake when we bought a Maytag French Door refrigerator 5.5 years ago.

So far:

  • The water line has frozen several times

  • A shelf has bowed though I've never exceeded the weight limit

  • And today the refrigerator section has stopped cooling


I'm thinking of replacing the refrigerator all together. All of this happened in a few years, so I expect that it should probably break down again soon.

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