Refrigerator in kitchen

REFRIGERATORS NEVER TAKE A DAY OFF

A refrigerator is the hardest worker in your kitchen. It keeps a constant cool by venting out heat from the inside and into the kitchen. It's a closed system that relies on a liquid called refrigerant, also referred to as coolant, to do the heavy lifting by traveling in coils throughout the fridge. Refrigerant drives how a refrigerator works by separating hot and cold air, absorbing the hot, and carrying it away from the refrigerator's contents.

THE REFRIGERATOR COOLING CYCLE

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STEP 1: HOT AIR PULLED OUT

Refrigerators are taking in heat all the time whether from food or open doors. This warmth is absorbed and eventually removed by refrigerant.

STEP 2: REFRIGERANT TRAVELS THROUGH

After the refrigerant absorbs the heat, it will then vent the heat to the kitchen. This flow is controlled by a part called the compressor—which is why Maytag backs every model's compressor with a 10-year limited parts warranty.1

STEP 3: HOT AIR RELEASED

Once refrigerant reaches the condenser coils on the back of the refrigerator, it discards the heat from the inside by releasing it into the kitchen via exhaust vents.

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Freezer on fridge open

COLDER ON COMMAND

Select Maytag® refrigerators are taking cold to the next level. The PowerCold® feature quickly drops temperatures by filtering air from the freezer to the fridge. If your refrigerator stays open while the family browses or groceries are unloaded, the PowerCold® feature keeps everything at its optimal temperature.

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