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How do you repair the ice maker on a Maytag refrigerator?

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The ice maker on a Maytag refrigerator can be fixed by adjusting the freezer temperature, replacing the door switch and changing the water filter. The exact Maytag ice maker repair procedure depends on the specific problem.

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Appliance owners should begin by checking the freezer temperature, and adjusting it to between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The condenser coils should be cleaned, and the condenser fan inspected for proper operation if the freezer is not cooling sufficiently. Frost build-up on the condenser evaporator coil causes the freezer not to cool adequately, resulting in the ice maker not working.

The door switch is responsible for turning on the interior freezer light and turning off the dispenser and ice maker. A faulty door switch can cause the ice maker not to work at all. Appliance owners should use an Ohm meter to check the switch for continuity, and replace it if needed to fix the problem.

Finally, an ice maker that is not working can be fixed by changing the ice and water filter. This component is designed to remove debris and contaminants from water making its way into the freezer. The filter can become clogged over time and reduce the flow of water into the ice maker. This results in little or no ice. The water filter should be replaced every six months or more frequently depending on the water conditions.

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