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 in place.
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
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 own risk...
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 it.
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 into place.
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
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
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
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