Maytag manufactures many different sizes of freestanding freezers so you can find the size and type that best fits your needs. Cooling systems inside Maytag freezers keep your foods solidly frozen so you never have to worry about unexpected thawing. When your Maytag freezer breaks down, find the repair parts you need to fix the freezer at Sears PartsDirect.
Common Maytag freestanding freezer replacement parts
Control panel. The freezer control panel turns on or off freezer functions such as power, vacation mode and the ice maker.
Drain hose adapter. The drain hose adapter provides a connector to attach a drain hose to the freezer.
Thermistor. The thermistor is a temperature sensor within the freezer that sends information to the electronic control board.
Temperature control thermostat. The temperature control thermostat is mounted in the control housing area and controls the temperature inside the freezer. It turns the compressor on and off as needed to maintain the set temperature in the freezer. The thermostat has a temperature sensor tube that detects the actual temperature in the freezer compartment and controls the temperature based on the reading from that sensor.
Overload/PTC relay. The overload/PTC relay starts the compressor motor. It has 2 components: an overload protector that trips when the compressor motor overheats or locks up, and a relay. The relay manages the start-up of the compressor and keeps the compressor running until the compressor cycles off.
How to replace a Maytag chest freezer lid gasket
Unplug the freezer or shut off the circuit breaker for the freezer. Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the freezer is shut off for this repair.
Soak the new gasket in warm water to smooth out the creases created during shipment. You can also use a heat gun or hair dryer on a low heat setting to remove creases in the gasket.
Raise the freezer lid. Fold the inside lip of the gasket back to access the screws and clips that secure the gasket to the freezer lid. Remove the screws from the gasket. Use a slot screwdriver to pry the plastic clips out of the gasket. Pull the gasket and inner lid liner off of the outer lid panel. Remove the gasket from the inner lid liner.
Position the new gasket around the inner lid liner. Position the inner lid liner and the gasket on the outer lid panel and line up the mounting holes. Reinstall the screws and clips to secure the new gasket and inner lid liner to the outer lid panel.
Lower the lid and check the new gasket for a proper seal. You should not see any gaps between the lid gasket and the top edge of the freezer cabinet when the lid is shut.