Maytag MTB2191ARW Top-Freezer Refrigerator (21 sq.ft space)

Understandably, this refrigerator unit, selling at $1095 in most stores, is one of the best refrigerators I have experienced. With a flat element back, this fridge is capable of sitting close to a wall and will make little to no noise when running. With 21 sq ft of space and optional features like a can rack and bottle snuggler, it is perfect for a large family and people who are cooking enthusiasts.

It also had features such as humidity controlled Crispers and the ability to be retrofitted with an in-freezer ice-maker (if there is not one already). On the bad side, the Maytag MTB2191ARW consumes about 515 kWh/year and is therefore, not EnergyStar compliant. This means for the owner, this fridge will cost roughly $43 a year to operate. But with it’s high capacity, simplicity, and ability to be retrofitted and modified, the single drawback is negated.

Some people might also object to a unit that cannot make ice, but again, this model can be retrofitted at a later date. Additionally, some might object to it’s retail price, as $1095 is a bit steep for a more traditional unit.

My Maytag MTB2191ARW was purchased at a cut-rate price due to it being previously owned for 2 days. It’s previous owners did not realize that upon purchase of a new refrigerator, you are NOT supposed to load it with food, but rather let it run for a couple hours empty to get up to temperature.

As a result, the loaded their fridge with products and the engine blew as a result. It was taken back to the store, reconditioned, and put back on sale. Overall, if you want a decent fridge with high capacity, but don’t need the bells and whistles of in-door ice service, milk doors, or even TVs mounted in the face of the unit, this should honestly be considered if you are willing to splurge and don’t mind a rather high kilowatt usage rate.

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Jun 13, 2011
by: middletown ny

bought this model in 2006. it worked fine until now, may 2011. it started to make a grinding and whirling noise in (our top door) freezer. i went to clean the top of the fridge, when i saw a small gap in the rubber seal. so i went to an appliance part store. $48.00 later i replaced it, easy. i can hear the motor running more smoothly, and turned the cold wheel to 6 because its not as cold as it should be. the ice cream and store bought ice is melting. normal setting for a fridge is about 4 which we have always set it to, and never touch it again, but thats too low. nothing in the fridge is cold any more. is it the condenser the thermistor if it has one? our old ge fridge lasted us over 30 years.

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