Maytag H20 Repair It Yourself
Refrigerator Repair Guide
Maytag H20 lights flashing, ice door flapping ice and water
dispenser not working
You got a problem? Maytag H20 refrigerator control panel lights
blinking, ice door flaps continually opening and shutting, unable
to control, but refrigerator seems to be cooling properly. Well
it's a common problem being experienced by a lot of H20 owners.
I own Maytag ICE20 model# MFI2568AE, experiencing same problem
many people are having - ice door flapping back and forth and
LED panel blinking non-stop.
Note: Maytag is a immoral unethical
company that knows they have faulty circuit boards but continues
to sell them instead of replacing them with non faulty circuit
boards, therefore you will no doubt have the issue again...
The problem is 2 poor quality capacitors installed in the
High-Voltage (HV) board.
Note: installing the HV Board yourself voids any warranty, in
most cases your warranty will have already expired anyway. I
have seen instances where someone has stated that Maytag repaired
their fridge even though the warranty was expired - since it
was a known falty board - but this wasn't my experience,,, Maytag
refused to repair it for free because my warranty was expired.
My repair cost me $47 and I have seen where Maytag has charged
up to $450 to fix this issue.
In the mean time here's what worked for me to make it stop but
not interrupt refrig/freezer from staying cold in the meantime.
I ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT MAY
RESULT FROM PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING STEPS
1- Unplug Refrigerator
2- Remove spillguard - baseplate from dispenser
3- Remove the two (2) 1/4" screws holding the ice/water dispenser
4- Pry plastic housing up and then out from the bottom - carefully
as to not break plastic clips - it will pop out.
5- Disconnect (as you're looking at the front of fridge) top
left wire, this powers the ice/water dispenser and temp controls
6- Re-install plastic housing
7- Plug fridge back in
You'll have no LED read out or dispenser function, but temperatures
should stay OK as this worked for me.
Next step is off to Ebay where you will most likely find the
best price on the replacement HV Board part # 12920710 - my
old board had the number 12920704 and I've seen 12920708 which
all seem to be replaced with the 12920710 board but that's up
to you to double check. I found one on ebay
and had it within 3 days.
Replacing the HV Board
Again all liability is in your own hands - do this only at your
Pull the fridge out from the wall and UNPLUG IT! ( Note if
you disconnected the dispenser wire as described above now would
be a good time to reattach it.) - then mid way up the
fridge on the left hand side ( looking at it from the back)
is a access cover held on with four - 1/4" screws. Remove the
screws and cover then pop out the plastic protection cover underneath
Now you have full access to the HV Board, unplug each of
the wiring plugs by depressing the locking clip on each and
Now use a butter knife or flat screwdriver to push up or
down on the retention clips located mid left top and mid left
bottom that are holding the board in place. Do this while pulling
out on the HV Board and when each clip is released the board
will pop out.
Now snap the new board into place and plug all wiring back
in - and reinstall covers. Plug fridge back in and push it back
Now one of two thing have happened, either its working fine
- or if your luck is like mine - I changed the circuit board
in the back. When I plugged in the fridge it was flashing pe0000.
This means that the personality code needs to be programmed
in to work with the new HV Board. The personality code is found
on the model and serial # tag located right side top - inside
the fridge when you open the right door. You will see the word
code written then 4 digits after this - mine was 0302
Follow the following programming procedure.
PROGRAMMING MODE: (FOR PROGRAMMING A NEW CONTROL)
NOTE: The Program Code is located on the Serial Plate on this
unit after the word Code.
1. Open the Fresh Food door and press and hold the Door Alarm
2. Press and hold Freezer Temperature Down Keypad .
3. Release the Door Alarm Keypad and wait 3 seconds.
4. The control will display PE to indicate the programming mode.
5. Entry is confirmed by pressing the Freezer Temperature Down
Keypad once more.
6. The control will display the current Program Code. This value
should be validated with the
Program Code printed on the unit serial plate.
NOTE: If the Program Code is correct, the Programming Mode is
exited by closing the Refrigerator
7. Press the Refrigerator Temperature Up Keypad or Refrigerator
Down Keypad to change the
digit value with each key press.
8. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the
Freezer Temperature Up Keypad
to select the next digit.
9. Once the desired Program Code is entered, press and hold
the Freezer Temperature Down
Keypad until the Program Code begins flashing indicating it
has been saved.
NOTE: If you attempt to enter an invalid Program Code the control
will not save the new code,
but will beep. (The unit will NOT run with a Program Code of
0000).Once the Program Code
has been saved, the Programming Mode is exited by closing the
Refrigerator door(s). If the new
code is incorrect this process should be repeated after closing
the Refrigerator door(s).
The Programming mode can be exited at any time by closing the
Refrigerator Door(s) or
will exit if unattended for four minutes.
I hope this work out well for you, It did for me!
Thanks for these instructions but there is one error: it's not
the Fresh Food door you open. It's the *Freezer* door.
Note: I just had my HV Board repaired by Mad
Mike's and he said the old capacitors that went bad were
due to a bad formula and that the capacitors he
installed should not be subjected to the same failure.
Mad Mike's Computer Service