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Maytag refrigerator control panel lights are flashing and the ice door opens and closes constantly. How do I stop this?

I have a 4 year old Maytag French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator. All light on the control panel are
fast-flashing and the ice door that opens to despense the ice opens and closes repeatedly. I'm not sure if it is cooling properly because of the constantly flashing lights. What can I do to stop this?

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by Manage My Life
March 16th, 2013
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scott d
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February 1st, 2013
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Nick Hou
where is the the list, could you please send me a link?
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April 22nd, 2013
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September 12th, 2013
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September 12th, 2013
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by Manage My Life
August 23rd, 2010
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scott d
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August 24th, 2010
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B Murphy
I have a Maytage Model #MFI2266AEW and they said mine was not on the recall list so they are doing NOTHING for me other than to send a repair person for $79 to diagnose the problem. I told her I already know what the problem is, but they still wouldn't pay for anything. I was able to disconnect it so it stopped but I really want my ice and water back. Should I call again? I can't see where your list is of defective models.
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December 13th, 2010
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May 16th, 2011
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Abu Sahudin
by Abu Sahudin Earned 7 community points in Maytag
November 21st, 2012
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Tricia Sadler
That's interesting because I called this morning and they said they have no recalls or problems listed for the exact same model as yours. I tried to stand my ground, but it was at work, couldn't make a scene and tell them off, didn't have time. I was also beyond frustrated talking to someone who said talked to her supervisor but pretty sure she lied
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January 5th, 2013
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January 15th, 2013
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scott d
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January 15th, 2013
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CHRISTIE ROBINS
I do not see the list of the recalls. My model number is #mfi2568aes serial #1018981jl
Charlotte Dawson
My model # isMF12568AEB is doing the same thing. I called maytag and got no help except the warranty she wanted to sell me is over $400.00 now. If I can identify the problem could probably repair myself. I could not see a list of affected model #'s
Chris Stickney
Mine is MOD# MF12568AES SER# 11331582LE was told they knew nothing of the issue and wouldn't help.
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January 15th, 2013
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January 16th, 2013
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January 18th, 2013
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January 31st, 2013
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April 23rd, 2013
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Mike Orsini
I am having the same problem. I can't seem to see any lists that you posted. My model number and serial number are: MFI2568AES 10598670JP. My model number is the same as above which you said was on the list. When I called this past saturday I was told that I would have to pay the diagnostics fee, but that likely parts and labor would be covered. After reading this forum I thought I shouldn't have to pay anything, so I decided to call back on Monday. Today they are telling me I'm responsible for the whole most and that I'm not on the list. This seems like the same problem everyone else is having. I was polite and stood my ground, but they wouldn't give in even after talking to a supervisor. Should I be pressing harder or talking to someone else? I need my fridge fixed so I have a service call in a few days.
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May 19th, 2013
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May 20th, 2013
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May 29th, 2013
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May 30th, 2013
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Valerie Vadala
I got a refurbished control panel. no instructions on reprogramming. can you help?
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June 2nd, 2013
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June 3rd, 2013
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June 3rd, 2013
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June 3rd, 2013
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Tricia Sadler
Hey Scott- after several calls to Maytag and posts on their Facebook, they have refused to help pay for this issue, stating that my serial number is not affected. my logic back to them after they explained that the serials affected were from a known bad batch of control boards, was there a possibility that since this is the same problem known bad boards were having, doesn't it stand to reason that there were more than just that bad batch. If you know there is a problem, why not fix them all? why prejudice 1 batch. fix 1- fix them all. but apparently my logic was beyonf their comprehension. anyway we ordered a new board from Sears Parts direct who listed pn 67006294 for our fridge MFI2568AES. I also read that it needed to be programmed to the code on the tag. We installed the new board and tried to get it to come up to the PE 0000 to program it. it never went to PE mode but went through setup mode AL/ FC/SAB/LL. we set it up and the fridge started working!! we were estatic! ice was being made, temps were normalizing. 10 hours later at 3am I was awakened to the ice door clicking and flapping again. I literally started crying. WHY?!?!?! so from the post you made above, there is an updated board for this model? why did Sears not mention this, have it listed on their website, anything. Do we need this pn W10310240 for our model? will programming it with the code solve the issue? does the board we have new not accept programming? please help. We are lost and too broke for a new fridge....
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July 15th, 2013
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July 22nd, 2013
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by Javron Rushing Earned 7 community points in Maytag
December 25th, 2013
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Kris Brown
i Sir my name is Javron I am having the same issue, lights are blinking and the ice I am having the same issue: door is constantly opening and closing.. How can I address this situation? My model number is MFI2568AEQ, serial number is 10704980JA.
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by JT McDonald Earned 8 community points in Maytag
March 29th, 2015
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by mcandivegas mcandivegas Earned 16 community points in Refrigerators
May 8th, 2015
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May 20th, 2015
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by Darrell Getz Earned 8 community points in Maytag
July 12th, 2015
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Paul Ashwood
I feel your pain.
Paul Ashwood
I have a 2006 MFI2568AES fridge with flashing lights and ice dispenser door flapping. I have tried to call Maytag but they claim no knowledge or recall for this problem. Clearly they are not telling the truth. I am going to call 1-866-698-2538 and try again. Let me know if you are successful in getting Maytag to fix the problem.
Paul Ashwood
Spoke to Maytag today, they refuse to help me though. I plan to order to High Voltage Control Board (W10310240) that goes in the back of the fridge from Amazon for $234.95. Install is easy (saw it on youtube) and see if this fixes the problem.
J smith
It's very easy to get the circuit board from the back of the fridge and I had a computer repairman solder the new capacitors on. Took him about 7 minutes and I had the fridge working again within an hour of board removal.
J smith
You can change out two faulty capacitors on the circuit board and correct the issue. I did it this morning and everything is working properly now. Spend a total of roughly $40 for parts and labor.
Paul Ashwood
Received the board today and installed it. Had some issues with the programming code. The code on my fridge label says 0302 but the board would not take this code. So I tried 1411 and it worked! Fridge seems to be working now. $235 DIY repair was certainly better than buying a new fridge.
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J smith
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July 14th, 2015
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Paul Ashwood
There is no visible sign that the capacitors are burned out or damaged on my HC board. Could you tell on your board that the capacitors were definitely gone?
J smith
Nothing visibly. They were very warm to the touch compared to the rest of the board which is an indicator. If your control panel lights are flashing and water/ice is not working and interior is not cooling then I would definitely try this before buying a new board. You will need to buy a 1000uf and 470uf capacitor to replace the existing two. There are two larger capacitors right beside a small one. The smaller one is fine and does not need to be replaced.
Paul McCracken
What voltages are the 1000uf and 470uf capacitors. I see everything from 16v, 25v and even 35v for the 1000uf 105c. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Kyra Forster
Were these caps on the back control panel? Same model number fridge. No help from Maytag. They said they stopped replacing these in 2013. But was sure happy to sell me a $400 extended warranty.
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Paul McCracken
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August 7th, 2015
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Kyra Forster
Where was this control panel located? The front or back? Or fridge is still cooling. But the front panel is blinking and the ice maker dispenser is opening and closing. Does stop on occasion.
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Alice Jahneke
by Alice Jahneke Earned 8 community points in Maytag
September 10th, 2015
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September 15th, 2015
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David Branum
Same model, same issue, second time. Maytag refused to help. Like I will ever buy Maytag or affiliated products again.
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TOM FISCHER
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October 21st, 2015
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December 21st, 2015
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February 12th
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Chris Stickney
Same issue here! Called Maytag...no record for any issue with this model (MOD#MF12568AES - SER#11331582LE) Said there is nothing they can do. I have a heard time believing that there is no record of this issue after all I have read here! Gonna cost me $400 just for the part...NOT happy!
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by Manage My Life
July 22nd, 2013
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Rebecca Caperucita
I must be the fortunate one when it comes to THIS problem because I have had my fridge for about 6 years. while I was told my Maytag that the life expectancy of my fridge was over since its an "almost 10 year old model" this just happened to me...not mentioning of course other issues, but that is another story.
Rebecca Caperucita
and this just cut me off.....so as I was saying i read your suggestion, i bought the 2 pieces you suggested but when the board was taken apart the "uF" numbers were NOT the same. I have tried looking into what the difference is between what installed on my fridge to what you suggested i buy (even thought both are 35V) and for the life of me, cannot understand what it actually is for. so i ordered the same exact items from ebay but it will be a week before i get them. IN the mean time, my very helpful old school tech suggested i replace one at a time AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS....i thought to myself why not, been without a fridge for over 10 days. I cannot afford a certified tech to pay me a visit and charge me an arm and a leg for the labor AND parts (i cannot provide my own parts for some &^%^ reason) so he does replace the 272-1032 RadioShack 1000uF 35V 20% Radial-lead Electrolytic ..for $1.58 and it friken works!!!! i am so exited and thankful but worried that since it is not the exact uf (whatever this means in simple terms) that something will go wrong....its been 3 days and all is fine. Here is the question that i hope you can help me with: leave it as is and keep praying or replace it with the same uF ones that are due this Friday? Thank you!!!
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