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    Exclamation Maytag MZD2665HEB - Ice dispenser leaks, refrigerator warm

    Model Number: MZD2665HEB
    Brand: Maytag

    (I'm writing this for my Mom, who said her fridge just "died.")

    She said it just sounded like it was running louder than usual, and then suddenly stopped with a 'click.' The ice dispenser started leaking water (nothing else wrong in the freezer like frost issues, etc.), and then the fridge side stopped cooling. It was last at 60 degrees.

    Any ideas? Or additional information you need to help?

    Thank you so much! I hope I can give her some good news for a simple fix!

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    Is it still plugged in and ON?

    So you hear no fans running, dead silent? Are the light bulbs still working in the refrigerator section when you open the door?

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    Hi Jake - I've gotten more details. The fridge is ON and running (though she had to take everything out). It's running louder than usual, and every 2-4 minutes there is a loud buzzing that ends with a 'click.' She said the leak in the ice dispenser occurred when the freezer warmed and started defrosting, and the ice in the ice bucket melted. (She also mentioned it hasn't made ice in over a year and she hasn't been motivated to figure out why. She brings ice in from her garage freezer and dumps it in the bucket.)

    The fridge side is still around 60 degrees, and yes the light bulbs are still working.

    Thanks for your other quick reply!

    Juanima

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    Ok, sounds like the compressor start relay is the problem, there is a recall on this issue, here's the website for info on it:
    Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

    Check your serial# and see if it matches, your model# already does.

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    Thank you SO much, Jake! You're an amazing wealth of knowledge!

    Unfortunately, her serial number is not listed under the recall. I suggested she call the hotline anyway, just to be sure. Do you suggest I look around for a new part? Is this simple to repair ourselves?

    Thanks so much for your help!

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    Here's the Compressor start relay device assembly here for your model:
    Manufacturer part number 67005560 is RepairClinic item number 1159182
    67005560


    Just unplug your refrigerator and take it off and shake it, if it rattles inside its bad.

    If no rattle, then use an ohm meter to check it for continuity, normal would be 0-1 ohm.

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    Jake, you really know your stuff. Thank you SO much!! I'll pass this on to my mom and hope it solves her problem. Thanks again! I'm so grateful!!

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    Your welcome, glad to help.

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    Hi Jake! I'm back. My mom replaced the compressor start relay, but it didn't fix the problem. A repair tech she had also called had originally agreed with you, and is now saying if it wasn't the start relay device, she needs to replace the whole compressor ($300). Does this sound right to you?

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    Yes, if the compressor start relay didn't fix it, then its the compressor for sure thats bad.

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