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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 02:52:46 PM »
i will take a look at that, probably cheaper to buy a new fridge!

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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 12:45:40 PM »
got all my parts delivered today, everything is in but the spring to close the ice door. i can't seem to get any tension on the spring. the instructions aren't real clear, but they say to give a 1/2 turn counter clockwise and insert into fountain bracket. any better pictures out there or tips?

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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 01:04:26 PM »
i think i figured out the spring issue, back together and everything seems to work. only issue is its crushing all the ice. indicator light switchs from crushed to cubes, but all is crushed. any thoughts?

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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009, 02:53:42 PM »
Pull the bin out and unjam the rod that shifts up and down in back. This changes the thing to crush. If the rod cannot move when the shifter yoke jumps up, the cubes will be crushed.
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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 09:32:05 AM »
one last question about the fridge. with having the ice and water system out for some months, i have started noticing some scale/slime floating in the water glass. is there a tank i need to remove and clean, or is there a chemical cleaning procedure i can do. thanks for the help

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Re: MAYTAG REFRIDGERATOR ICE MAKER PROBLEM
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 09:38:29 AM »
Floaties in the water can result from different circumstances. The main drawback to having filtrated water is that many good compounds, such as Chlorine, are removed along with impurities. This leaves the water in the holding reservoir subject to biologic processes, including algae and other organisms. One thing you can do is flush the tank for about 2 minutes each week to help pass residuals thru the line.

In some cases, certain types of water lines can induce taste and cosmetic appearance of the water. I have found that most of the soft, vinyl blue and white water lines cause taste and floaties after awhile. I found this only after responding to numerous complaints while at Factory Service. After replacing those water lines with copper or stainless hoses, the issues went away.

Ultimately, you may have to replace the water reservoir to start anew, however the floaties are not pathogenic so they will only cause you cosmetic discomfort.
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