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Model # MQF1656TEW

Internet # 202867509

Store SKU # 474866

15.8 cu. ft. Frost Free Upright Freezer in White

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Model # MQF1656TEW

Internet # 202867509

Store SKU # 474866

Want it delivered to your home? Search Internet #203547508. This upright freezer is perfect for a garage or a basement. It is frost-free and includes the convenience of interior lighting and up-front controls, a reversible swing door, deep door shelves, removable shelves, an easy-to-clean seamless interior that's dent resistant.

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  • 15.8 cu. ft. capacity provides room for you to stock up on family favorites
  • Interior temperature controls are easy to reach and operate to keep the cold just right
  • Frost-free design eliminates the need for manual defrosting
  • Temperature management system features a Fast Freeze setting to freeze large amounts of food quickly and efficiently (very handy when loading foods after a big shopping trip!)
  • 3 removable shelves and 1 freezer floor shelf with a built-in storage gate provide abundant storage space
  • Interior light helps you find frozen items quickly, even in low-light areas like the basement or garage
  • Foam-in-place door shelf supports are extra strong and durable and their smooth surface cleans easily
  • Deep door storage increases organization options

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
31.3 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
60.6 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
30 in 
Depth (Excluding Handles) 
30.2 in 
Depth (Including Handles) 
31.3 in 
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In) 
Height to Top of Case (in.) 
60 in 
Height to Top of Door Hinge 
60.6 in 
Minimum Side Air Clearance (In) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Appliance Type 
Upright Freezer 
Bulk Storage Baskets (number) 
Capacity (cu. Ft.) - Freezer 
Color/Finish Family 
Control Type 
Defrost Type 
Frost Free 
Energy Consumption (kWh/year) 
Freezer Features 
Adjustable Leveling Legs,Adjustable Temperature Control,In-door Storage,Incandescent Light Type 
Freezer Type 
Minimum Back Air Clearance (In) 
Number of Shelves 
Product Weight (lb.) 
168 lb 
Reversible Door(s) 
Temperature Range 
-18.4 to 10.4 deg F 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Warranty Information 
Limited 1-year 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I love it for the most part I was looking for a freezer that didn't have all the electronic stuff. The more electronics the more apt you are to have problems. I just wanted a bare bones freezer and this one fit the bill. I've had it for 2 1/2 yrs. It's quiet. My computer is only 10ft., as the crow flies 8ft. from the freezer and I can't hear it. My only fuss with this freezer is it goes through light bulbs. The durn things only last a month if we're lucky. We've tried other brands of bulbs but it doesn't matter. Suckers still blow. Outside of that not a problem. Personally I consider it a small price to pay. An extra $20 (on the pricey side) for a yrs. worth of bulbs is worth it. But I do hope they might fix that problem. April 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed after 5 months We had this delivered and installed July 11, 2012. It froze from the center down after Christmas. It was packed with now thawed meat and berries I'd gotten through coops and harvesting. I pulled everything out and went on a mad canning/dehydrating spree with my BF while we unplugged this thing and let it totally thaw for 2 days. When we turned it on it seemed to be fine - now a month later we are going through it again - and since I bought the 4 year extended warranty I knew they'd repair it. They will - the repair guy will be here in a week :( So rapid canning and dehydrating will commence again... January 31, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Three months later the unit dies! We purchased this freezer in December after our previous freezer died and we lost $600 worth of frozen food. This morning I went downstairs and noticed that there was a puddle under the new freezer. The entire contents of the freezer have thawed! Fortunately, it is under warranty and the repairman just replaced a control for the automatic defrost cycle, which he said had malfunctioned. Once again I have lost the entire contents of my freezer! Extremely disappointed in the product but thrilled that i paid the extra $60 for the warranty that will at least repay me for $300 of the lost contents. April 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dead in 3 months.... We have had this freezer for less than 3 months. I went downstairs yesterday to get a box of popsicles, only to find a box of liquid. Everything in the freezer had defrosted! Thankfully we had purchased the warranty plan, although it is still under Maytag's original warranty. Repairman is coming next week. We'll see how that goes. Bought this to replace a freezer that was over 25 years old, it still worked great, but was not energy efficient...BIG mistake! August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stopped working properly after 6 months This was a great freezer for the first few months while it worked. After 6 months I noticed that the food didn't feel well frozen. I purchased a freezer thermometer and I noticed there was problem. At first I thought we might be blocking the airflow, but after taking 1/3 of the items out and looking at the airflow diagram in the manual that wasn't the problem. The manual says it's supposed to be at 0 deg F when set on "4". It's set higher than 4 and it's keeping the freezer at about 25 degrees. I'll never buy another Maytag product again. Also, be aware that Maytag is owned by Whirlpool, who also makes these brands (from Wikipedia): Whirlpool Maytag KitchenAid Jenn-Air Amana Roper Acros Estate Inglis Bauknecht Privileg Brastemp Consul Gladiator GarageWorks June 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by failed after 3 1/2 months This freezer quit cooling after 3 1/2 months. Everything in my freezer completely thawed. Maytag scheduled a repair after a long holiday weekend of waiting. The first repair person could not fix it due to the problem of "closed system repair" and the need of a specialty repair person for that. A second scheduled "all day repair" person is supposed to come out a full week and a half after losing everything in my freezer. Maytag refused to give me a refund or provide a new freezer. I will not be buying any Maytag appliance in the future. September 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Buyer Beware This is a nice enough freezer when it is actually working. It failed after 5 months from the original purchase and I lost everything I had in it. They repaired it and replaced EVERY SINGLE PART of the interior.. I thought it was safe to fill it again. Here we are 6 months later and it failed again!! I only lost half of my meats this time, but when you purchase a freezer you expect it to last more than 5 or 6 months at a time. They offered me an extended warranty but I am afraid to put anything in it at this point. I have lost enough meats to pay for another freezer! I would not suggest anyone buying this product. I have had better luck with no name brands in the past and bought maytag because I thought that they were known for dependable products. Boy was I wrong!! June 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Freezer- once the bugs were fixed Freezer came with 2 manufacturing defects, a connector was not seated and so the unit froze over in a couple of days and lost cooling. Light cover was crooked and left the light burning. We finally called for service and it came almost immediately and most efficiently found and fixed the problems. It would have been better if it had come to us without defects. September 4, 2012
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