FIXED MSD2650HEQ Maytag Water Dispenser Issue, vibrating

dooks88

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Hello! First post here.

I have a Maytag MSD2650HEQ side by side

When I try to dispense water from the door, a loud vibrating noise comes from the behind the fridge, near the top. Water flows fast initially, then trickles.

I have tried 2 brand new filters with no change. I have checked water pressure from the wall and it is like a fire hose. I also removed the hose coming out of the valve (the one that leads to the tank) and it still does it at that location.

It seems like something is causing it in the filter area, but I cant get that assembly apart.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi,

Your water inlet valve in the back of your refrigerator where your water supply line hooks up to is possibly bad.

Jake
 

dooks88

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I just tried by-passing that valve. I had water on from the wall, going through the filter, then exiting hose that normally goes to the valve in a bucket. That set up made the same noise. So maybe its not the valve?


Thanks for your help on this. I know its not an easy one.
 

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Glad to help.:)

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Maytag filter head

Hey Jake,

I'm having the same problem with my fridge. Would the same filter head part number apply for Maytag model MSD2655HEW?
Thanks
 

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Yes, your model uses the exact same one.

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Thanks a lot Jake. I'm pretty handy at putting things together/replacing things. The directions appear to be very straight forward. Is this something someone typically can get done by themselves or would you recommend calling in someone?
 

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What I usually say is if your mechanically inclined and have fixed other things around your house, then you should be able to do it.

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Hey Jake,

I got my part but am not sure how to disconnect the filter head from the water valve. In a different post you mentioned posting instuctions but I cannot find them
 

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Water Filter Assembly
1. Remove filter cover opening cover and pulling rear left
side of cover to the left to release cover from holding
pin.
2. Filter head can be released from holding bracket by
opening tabs on left side filter head and pulling
downward and to your left to release filter head.
3. Tubing needs to be disconnected from water valves
in the machine compartment. (see water valve
removal)
4. After tubing is loose from water valves pull the filter
head and tubing out the front of unit.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.

NOTE: Make sure to note tubing end colors when
reinstalling new head and tubing assembly.

Jake
 

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Thanks Jake but I must be missing the link somehow. In your directions there is a part that says "(see water valve removal)". Am I supposed to be able to click on this? If so, it appears in regular text for me (I cannot click on it) and I do not see a link to water valve removal anywhere else on the post?

Thanks
Jay
 

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Jake one addtional question. My brother was looking at the wate head filter and was concerned about pulling the filter through the styrofoam piece leading into the fridge. Should this be of concern? I don't see any mention of it in your instructions.

Thanks
Jay
 

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Here you go:

Water Valve Removal
1. Remove water valve cover plate on left side of
machine compartment in the back of the refrigerator(Pull the refrigerator out from the wall first)
2. Disconnect wiring from water valve, reference color of
connector to correct solenoid.
3. Disconnect water tubing from water valve, reference or
mark tubing to ensure correct hookup upon
reassemble.
4. Remove hex screw attaching valve to water valve cover
plate.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.

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Hi Jay,

No, your model uses this one here:
WP12956202 Water Tank/head Assy.


There is a video in that link to the part I posted above that shows how to replace it.:)

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I have a MSD2650HEQ side by side that stopped giving water or making ice. Hear the relay in door click when I try to dispense ice and valve click for water in the back. I have the filter by pass in place for several years. I was able to blow water OUT the line using air pressure, but the water will not go into the refrigerator. (Held the water switch on for several minutes) Do you think this is also the same housing issue?
 

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Yes, if its working fine with the filter bypass in place, but NOT with a new filter in place, then its your filter housing that's bad.

Here's the filter housing for your model:
Water Filter Housing WP67004106


Video Included in part link.

Jake
 

Pinball_Dr

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I do not have a filter, have not used one for years. I could use air pressure at the chilled water outlet with the switch/relay energized to push water BACK through the system, but cannot get water to flow INTO the system and out the water outlet nor into the ice maker.
 
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