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MQU1656BEW Maytag Freezer - Overview

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Light Bulb - 40W – Part Number: 8009
Light Bulb - 40W
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PartSelect #: PS884734
Manufacturer #: 8009
This an authentic OEM 40-Watt replacement light bulb, used in a number of household appliances. It is specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures, which is why these replacement bulbs are mos...
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Refrigerator Door Switch – Part Number: W11384469
Refrigerator Door Switch
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PartSelect #: PS12728638
Manufacturer #: W11384469
Door switch turns the light off when you close the door.
$48.85
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Fan Blade and Spring Clip – Part Number: WPW10445742
Fan Blade and Spring Clip
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PartSelect #: PS11754833
Manufacturer #: WPW10445742
This blade attaches to the evaporator fan motor.
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Stand Mixer Screw – Part Number: WP4159193
Stand Mixer Screw
PartSelect #: PS11742292
Manufacturer #: WP4159193
This screw is sold individually.
$11.00
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Screw – Part Number: 67006425
Screw
PartSelect #: PS1845599
Manufacturer #: 67006425
This screw is sold individually
$10.25
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Defrost Timer – Part Number: WP3-81329
Defrost Timer
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PartSelect #: PS11740630
Manufacturer #: WP3-81329
This device acts like a clock. It continually advances and alternates between activating the cooling cycle and the defrost heater.
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Evaporator Fan Motor – Part Number: WP3-60336-001
Evaporator Fan Motor
PartSelect #: PS11740626
Manufacturer #: WP3-60336-001
This evaporator fan motor is located in the back of the freezer, and circulates air over the refrigerator coils. These coils will convert the heat into cool air, which is then circulated.
$314.05
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Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat – Part Number: WP1-81801-001
Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat
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PartSelect #: PS11738201
Manufacturer #: WP1-81801-001
This part is a temperature sensing devise. It senses the rise in evaporator temperature during a defrost cycle and cycles the defrost heater off after all frost is melted. It is calibrated to permit...
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Screw – Part Number: WPW10272364
Screw
PartSelect #: PS11751591
Manufacturer #: WPW10272364
Sold individually.
$16.79
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Screw – Part Number: WP3-24838-048
Screw
PartSelect #: PS11740623
Manufacturer #: WP3-24838-048
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$8.67
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Compressor Overload Protector – Part Number: WP2149959
Compressor Overload Protector
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PartSelect #: PS11738901
Manufacturer #: WP2149959
Relay is NOT included. Must be ordered separately.
$70.06
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Cabinet Mount Screw – Part Number: WP489491
Cabinet Mount Screw
PartSelect #: PS11742757
Manufacturer #: WP489491
Sold Individually - 2 screws needed to mount each handle.
$6.83
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Richard
February 22, 2020
Drain is plugged/stopped up and water collects inside in bottom of freezer. Location of drain hose, please, so i can check it
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Hello Richard, Thank you for your question We have done an investigation into your model MQU1656BEW, we have discovered that the drain hose is underneath the drip pan for this model. It should be connected to the center of it. We hope this helps you.

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Lights inside refrigerator not working
I used a flat-head screwdriver to pop out the old light rocker switch. Then, I unplugged the wires, plugged them into the new light rocker switch, and then popped the new switch into the hole. That's it! Lights began working again.
Parts Used:
Refrigerator Door Switch
  • Clint from Rayville, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Froze over fan motor burnt out
Removed shelves from inside freezer then removed 4 screws holding cover panel. Pulled panel up and slightly pulled forward to remove. Removed wiring connections then removed two screws that held the motor & fan assembly. Removed the support bracket from the old motor and installed same on the support bracket. Reversed removal procedures for installation. Cover panel is a little bit of a problem when trying to reinstall. Put in panel as high as you can and then slide down. You must then exert a little pressure on the bottom portion to get it to seat correctly. Install four remaing screws and you are done. I had this repaired previously by a professional repairman and noticed from the pictures you folks provided that he had installed the screws on the support bracket incorrectly. That was the reason for the fan blade to rip apart.
Parts Used:
Evaporator Fan Motor Fan Blade and Spring Clip
  • James L. from Madison, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Light Switch broke
An easy job for smaller hands. Removed the two bolts holding the light cover. Removed two electrical connections from the old switch by pinching the retaining clip,removed the switch, snapped in the new one and re-attached the connectors. Your online illustrations helped me to know that the plastic housing for the light switch would only swing down so far and was not intended to be removed. Saved me from breaking that plastic cover's tabs. This home repair saved me more than 5 times the cost of hiring a professional to do it. Very happy homeowner.
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Refrigerator Door Switch
  • James Richard from St. Cloud, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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