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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 4.4 out of 5 by 400 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 Junk! Bought this freezer thinking it would be a nice replacement for my 20 year old Kenmore freezer. After 3 months, I noticed that there was no air flow; and everything was defrosting! Since I'm in the Heating and Air business, I emptied the freezer and pulled off the cover to the inside coil. It had ice built up so bad that I use a heat gun on it for 45 minutes. The problem is the contoller on the heater. I went to the parts house, only to be told that this is a major problem with this unit model. I had to buy the whole heater eliment which costed $54.00 plus my time. I modified the old one if I need it again, with a direct two poll switch so if I need to , I can manually turn on the defroster. June 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Can't handle high humidity We've had this model for two years and have finally concluded that it just cannot cope with the summer heat and humidity in our northeast Arkansas garage. I have a Lacrosse remote temperature and humidity sensor that alerts me whenever the freezer temperature rises above 29ºF. I can track the fluctuations in temperature, which mirror fluctuations in humidity. The last time we had to manually defrost the freezer, we were unable to get the internal temperature below 50ºF. We finally gave up trying to make it work in the garage and moved it into our air conditioned house to a spot in the kitchen where it now registers -5.5ºF in 51% humidity. We are resigned to the awkward solution of having it in the house in hot humid weather and moving it back to the garage when the weather turns cool and dry. Had we known about the freezer's inability to cope with high humidity, we would have looked elsewhere. June 21, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Complete Junk Bought this in April 2014 and in May 2015 we lost an entire freezer worth of stuff. No big deal things happen. Called Maytag and they want $289 to fix it. Why would I pay over half the cost of the fridge to fix something that gets you 1 month past the warranty and then you have to buy one again. Wont be buying any Maytag products anytime soon. June 19, 2015
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 Door wont stay shut! We have had this freezer for about 1 year now and have lost our food several times due to the door not staying shut. We bought a new one last week, different maker. June 20, 2015
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
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