How to Unlock a Maytag Refrigerator

Some Maytag refrigerators include a dispenser lock. The dispenser lock's role is to interrupt power supplied to the water and ice dispensers. The dispenser lock is especially beneficial if you have children around the house who may make a mess if they play with the dispenser buttons. If you find that you need to unlock your Maytag refrigerator so that the ice and water dispensers work again, you can do so in a matter of a few seconds.

Step 1

Press the pad on the front panel that has an image of a key on it.

Step 2

Press the pad again.

Step 3

Press the pad for the third time. The Maytag refrigerator's water and ice dispensers should now be unlocked. You must press the button three times within 10 seconds for the refrigerator to unlock.


Chad Buleen

Chad Buleen is a Society of Professional Journalists-award-winning newspaper journalist and magazine editor with more than 10 years experience. He is a senior magazine editor at an international children's publication. Buleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in print journalism from Brigham Young University-Idaho.