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Dear Expert Came home this evening to find my maytag fridge/freezer side by side defrosted. When I turn off and on again sounds like the compressor tries to start. Will my fridge/freezer last the night? What could be the problem adn approx how much do you think it will cost to repair?

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Hi The limit switch is found only on frost-free refrigerators and freezers. Its function is to keep the defrost heating element from exceeding certain set temperatures. If a refrigerator has lots of frost in the freezer compartment, the problem may be the limit switch. However, other components -- the evaporator fan, the defrost timer, and the defrost heater -- can cause the same problem. Check these for malfunctions, as detailed below. If these parts are in working condition, the problem is most likely in the limit switch. Don't try to fix the limit switch yourself; call a professional service person for replacement.

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