Maytag Freezer Troubleshooting

Normally, a freezer maintains below-zero temperatures. There should be no ice on its walls, and the compressor should not produce noise. If something occurs that you have never noticed before, there has to be a fault. Please, check the table below and find possible causes of the problem and a piece of advice.

Maytag Chest Freezer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
Appliance not workingPower outageMake sure appliance is plugged in.
Circuit breaker has trippedVerify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
Fuse has blownReplace fuse, but do not change fuse capacity.
Freezer not coolingTemperature controlChange control setting to 4 or above.
Poor gasket sealClean gasket as described in Hints and Care. Apply light coating of petroleum jelly to gasket.
Failed gasketHave gasket replaced
Food added recentlyWait 5 to 8 hours for temperature to stabilize after the addition of large quantities of unfrozen food.
Freezer runs frequentlyNormalNeeds to run to maintain an even temperature.
Door openClose door.
Temperature set too coldAdjust temperature control to maintain freezer temperature.
Poor gasket sealClean gasket as described in Hints and Care. Apply light coating of petroleum jelly to gasket.
Poor clearanceConfirm that freezer has proper clearance on each side and vents are unobstructed as specified in Installation .
Light fails to illuminateBad bulbReplace bulb as described in Hints and Care section.
Switch not openingClean switch plunger to ensure proper operation.
Bad switchHave authorized servicer replace switch.
Door lock key will not stay in lockNormalLocks have “pop out key” function, preventing the key from being kept in the lock. This feature is to prevent child entrapment.
NOISE
ClicksNormalTemperature control clicks when starting or stopping compressor.
Gurgles and pops (like boiling water)NormalRefrigerant flow through evaporator coil.
Hum or pulsing soundNormalCompressor operation.
APPEARANCE
Water droplets on outside of freezerPoor gasket sealClean gasket as described in Hints and Care. Apply light coating of petroleum jelly to gasket.
Water pooling in floor by freezerPoor or missing drain plugVerify that drain plug is properly in place and sealed. Replace drain plug if seal is poor.

Maytag W10675483A troubleshooting

PROBLEMRECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS
Freezer Will Not OperateCheck that the freezer is not running an automatic defrost cycle. Check that it is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Check that the temperature control is turned on.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
NOTE: If problems continue, contact an electrician.
Lights Do Not WorkCheck that it is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Check that the light bulb is tight in the socket and is not burned out.
Water in Defrost Drain PanIt is normal for water to drip into the defrost drain pan when freezer is defrosting.
When humidity is high, it is normal for water in the defrost pan to take longer to evaporate.
Motor Seems to Run Too MuchCheck that door closes properly.
Defrost and clean the freezer to remove excessive frost.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer causing the freezer to run longer to cool back down. If this is the situation, wait approximately 6 to 8 hours to allow the freezer to reach the correct temperature.
Get all items out at one time, keep food organized and close door as soon as possible.
Check that the condenser coils are clean.
Check that the door gasket is sealed all the way around. If not, contact a qualified person or technician.
Check that space around freezer meets air circulation requirements.
NOTE: If none of the above, your new freezer will run longer than your old one due to its high-efficiency motor.
Temperature Is Too WarmCheck that air vents are clear.
Get all items out at one time, keep food organized and close door as soon as possible.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer causing the freezer to run longer to cool back down. Check that the temperature control is set correctly for surrounding conditions.
The Door Will Not Close Completely or Is Difficult To OpenCheck that there are no food packages blocking the door.
On some models, check that the shelves and basket are in the correct position.
Check that gaskets are clean.
Check that the freezer is stable.
Freezer Makes Loud Buzzing/ Clicking SoundIf the freezer has recently been plugged in or turned on following a defrost or product move, or if there has been an extended power failure, turn off the temperature alarm for the next 24 hours.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer. It can take several hours for the freezer to return to normal temperature. Turn the temperature alarm off for the next 24 hours.