To troubleshoot a Maytag product, you must first identify the specific problem. Common problems with Maytag electrical appliances include tripped circuit breakers, blown fuses, incorrect thermostat settings and defective start switches. Maytag manufactures a large variety of kitchen appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines and dryers.
If a Maytag electrical appliance does not work, first check to be sure that the appliance is switched on and that it is plugged into a working electrical outlet. Replace any blown-off switches and reset tripped circuit breakers. If the problem continues, test the unit’s start switch with an ohmmeter and replace if necessary.
If a Maytag dryer does not heat, the heating element or heating element assembly might have burnt out. Check them for continuity, and if worn out, they are irreparable and can only be replaced. If this does not fix the problem, inspect the gas valve solenoid. Either one or more solenoids can be defective. If necessary, replace them as a set.
If a Maytag refrigerator is not cold enough, examine the condenser fan motor and replace if damaged. Check if the condenser coils are dirty, and clean them out. If the refrigerator is leaking water, check if the water filter is clogged or improperly installed. Replace a blocked water filter, and reinstall it if improperly installed.