Question about Maytag MBB2256GES Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
If I leave the door closed, It can get to 40 degrees F. but no lower. The noises sound normal. Cycles on and off. No ice buildup that I can see. A few ice droplets on the temp knob in the freezer. We had a 2 hour power failure last week.
Why did the power fail? I had a refrigerator blow both its computer boards by a power failure.
However, there is a procedure for fixing a frig. Most likely the defrost heater is not working. (Your situation sounds like it might be something else.)
On the back wall of the freezer are the cooling tubes. These must get very cold and frost up with time. There is no such thing as a "frost free" refrigerator. All coils frost up. What actually happens in a "frost free" refrigerator is that every so often the refrigerator part shuts off for a while and a heater turns on to heat the coils to remove the frost. This frost turns to water and drains out the back to a sump outside the refrigerator. What usually happens is the heater burns out. Sometimes the timer stops if it is a motor driven timer and sometimes the computer fails if it is computer driven.
If the coils freeze solid with ice the air cannot circulate through the back tubes and into the refrigerator section so will give you exactly your problem.
The easiest way to do this is to take all of the food out of both parts of the refrigerator. You need about two days to fix this. Unplug the frig. Pull it forward. Look at how much water is in the pan under the refrigerator. Leave both doors open for two days. Then look at how much water is in the pan. It should be FULL or Overflowing. This means that the coils were frosted up. If it is empty then this means that the tube to the pan is plugged. If it is only half full then this means everything is good and it most likely the circulatory fan which is in the refrigerator portion.
If the tube is clogged the easiest way to clear it is to hook a wet vac up to it and suck it clear. You can push a plastic line up through the tube but this may bend the fins or break the heater that are located in the freezer. I use a weed eater line for this.
Most likely it is the heater element that is out. These are standard replacement items and most appliance repair shops have them. You cannot change these until the ice is all melted and using a hair dryer takes a long time. It is easier to just wait the two days.
If you have an automatic ice machine in the freezer this must be removed before the back panel can be removed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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The normal setting for a freezer is -2 to +2 degrees F., and the normal setting for the fresh food section is +35 to +40 degrees F.
You only have one source of cooling and that is your freezer. With the settings that you have, you are asking your unit to do what it is not designed to do.
The ice maker is struggling because if it is a cast steel ice cube mold, the heater beneath it is not designed for the current to break the ice cubes free @ -18 degrees F., or if you have a plastic flex ice cube mold it is too ridged to flex enough to break the ice cubes free. Normally your ice maker should dump 8-10 times in a 24 hour period.
A note on food storage. Make sure you do not overload your freezer of fresh food section to the point where food product extends beyond the edge of the shelves.
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