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FIXED Maytag MFI2569VEM2 turns on and off a few times before working again randomly

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RightYouAreKen

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Hi all,

We have a Maytag MFI2569VEM2 refrigerator that started having problems a few months ago when we had a power outage. Once the power came back on, the fridge wouldn't turn back on. Pressing buttons on the control panel would cause all the lights on the panel to light up, the interior light worked, but it wouldn't come to life. Eventually after some time (maybe 15-20 minutes) the fridge would try to start, then shut back off. When it did this the lights on the control panel would come on and shut back off as well. It did this a number of times before finally starting up and it's been fine since.

However earlier this week, it started randomly shutting down and doing the same type of behavior. The panel lights would all go off, then come on again as it tried to start, then shut off. After a few cycles of that, it would come back on and work for a day or so, before doing it again. Once it turns on it's cooling fine and shows no other symptoms.

From my research, all signs seem to point to the control board needing to be replaced:

Does that jive with what the experts here suspect as well, based on these symptoms?
 

Jake

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RightYouAreKen

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Thank you Jake! This forum has been such a wealth of information, I really appreciate the help shared here. We'll get the board ordered and report back.
 

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Ok, sounds good, yes let us know how it goes.:)

Jake
 

RightYouAreKen

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Just wanted to follow up with an update. We got the new board in Monday last week and installed it following the great video guide on AppliancePartsPros. I'm happy to report that after a week, the problem seems to be solved! We haven't noticed any of the behavior I outlined in my original post.

This forum saved us over $2000 (cost of a comparable model) and I'm so thankful for the information and advice shared here! Keep it up!
 

Jake

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Excellent @RightYouAreKen glad to hear the new board fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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