Removing the Bottom Freezer Drawer From a Maytag Refrigerator

The bottom freezer drawer on a modern Maytag refrigerator employs an open design that's free of enclosing wall panels. Instead, the drawer contains baskets and cradles for food storage that can be lifted out of the freezer, while the sliding drawer assembly can be detached using common household tools. Completely removing that slide-out storage drawer from your Maytag refrigerator gives you unobstructed access to the freezer cavity for thorough cleaning.

Step 1

Unplug the bottom mount power cord from the wall outlet. Open the bottom freezer drawer and remove all food and container contents.

Step 2

Extend the drawer fully. Tilt the rear of the lower drawer basket forward and lift the basket out of the drawer.

Step 3

Push the latches on each side of the white drawer cradles inward toward the cradles with your fingers. Lift the cradles away from the rails.

Step 4

Remove the screws on each drawer slide connecting the sliding rail to the drawer bracket with a Phillips screwdriver. Lift the top of the drawer front high enough to unhook the drawer brackets from the slide. Pull the drawer front away from the unit.