This new Maytag bottom freezer (#MBB2254G) refrigerator does NOT come
with auto icemaker installed. We opted for the icemaker anyway
which was installed by the dealer. Icemaker works fine.
This model has a drawer type freezer door and freezer compartment with
two pullout basket shelves (upper & lower). The ice pan (obviously
under the icemaker) sits in a portion of the top (pullout) shelf.
Every time we reach down to pull out the top shelf to look for a food
item, the shelf brings with it the ice bin AWAY from the icemaker. It
is clear that if the icemaker decides to deposit a fresh load of ice
cubes while we're looking for the frozen corn, the cubes will drop
straight down to the freezer bottom. In the past with our previous
fridge, I understood that if I were to bring out the ice pan from the
freezer that I should turn off the icemaker by lifting up the sensor
arm to its locked position. Nothing new here. BUT my gosh, what a
nuisance with this new Maytag. It has a nifty pullout top shelf but
wherever the shelf goes so goes the ice pan.
This model is "auto icemaker ready" (though not factory installed at
Maytag) so it's not like the designers (Amana?) didn't expect me to
ever pull out the top shelf while the icemaker is running. Do I
actually have to disengage the icemaker arm (to be safe) every time I
want to look for something? Am I overlooking something here? Or is
this just the way it is -lump it or dump it?