Maytag GC2225PEKB American Style Fridge Freezer Review

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rob2360's review of Maytag GC2225PEKB American Style Fridge Freezer

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“Maytag have serious quality issues in respect of both...”

Written on: 29/07/2008 by rob2360 (1 review written)

Good Points
Style, large interior space.

General Comments
Maytag have serious quality issues in respect of both the design and software in this american-style fridge. My fridge/freezer had been in-situ for 2 months before suddenly the fridge turned itself into a freezer and froze everything. There is a design fault and the damper control which regulates cold air from the freezer into the fridge gets iced up. Solution (1); turn it off for 24 hours or (2) install their damper modification (i.e. a small heater!). I've had this problem 6 times before I came across solution (2). This weekend it just decided to defrost itself - completely! Power on, fans on, coils clean, no cooling. I discovered that the compressor kicked in if you opened the fridge door. To resolve this I unscrewed the light bulbs and pulled out the door switch. Now it works fine.
A shadow of their reputation. Go buy something from the Far East that actually works!

  • More than 1 year

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  • keeps breaking down

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J58's Response to rob2360's Review

Written on: 04/09/2008

I've had the same problem with the fridge thinking it was a freezer. The engineer came in and did something with the damper and it's worked fine for two years, alas yesterday it turned itself into a freezer again-time to call the engineer again!!

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Rob2360's Response to rob2360's Review

Written on: 24/02/2010

As a follow up; since fitting the damper heater kit it's worked properly.

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J58's Response to rob2360's Review

Written on: 09/09/2008

Thanks for that......wouldn't it be nice if they just got things right in the first place!

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Rob2360's Response to rob2360's Review

Written on: 08/09/2008

The damper gets covered in ice and sticks. You can remove it and defrost it or buy and fit the damper upgrade kit - it's not expensive and quite easy to fit (basically a heated element that fits round the damper).

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