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Maytag refrigerator, model mfi2266aew has a faulty overload

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Maytag refrigerator, model mfi2266aew has a faulty overload relay. When the refrigerator stopped working the water and ice dispenser stopped working too. My question is if there is a connection between the faulty relay and not working dispenser? If it is what else I need to replace. I am not able to find an electric diagram for this refrigerator on the internet.
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So the dispenser isn't directly related to the overload relay. However, when the compressor is surging trying to start up, it can pull too much power and short out the main control board on the back of the refrigerator behind the 8" x 10" sheet metal panel. This is really the only part that can stop water from dispensing as well as the ice dispenser if the front dispenser lock isn't engaged. Unlock the front dispenser if it's locked, and if not then below is a link to the control board on the back that would need to be ordered and replaced to fix the issue.

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