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Compressor is humming and not cooling

The compressor sounds like it is trying to start (making a humming noise) then it stops. The unit is not getting cold on top or in the freezer.

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Replace the start relay on the compressor. Here is the part you need.

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SOURCE: refrigerator stopped working, freezer works fine

Sounds like the evap fan is not running. The fan takes cold air from the freezer to cool the refer compartment. If the freezer is cold the compressor is running. Generally the freezer will stay cold since the cooling coils are there but it must have the fan working to get the air up to the refer area. Pull everything out the freezer and take the back panel off to view the coils and fan, etc. It's a simple easy job to change the fan. If you find the coils are a total block of ice then it's another problem... the defrost cycle isn't working. Sooo... see if the fan is running in the freezer compartment first. See http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Maytag/AA43-57.gif for fan location, item 18 is the fan motor. Let us know what you find out.

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SOURCE: Loud buzzing noise from inside Jenn Air 2389G fridge

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however, there is often a fan inside the back panel and the noise you heard was the fan hitting ice. the reason now not heard and fridge not working may be that the ice has built up so much the fan is jammed

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It is due to the defrost timer is not working. Once it is replaced, you should be good for another year. The information is given by the repairman. I have this replaced two days ago. The MayTag part number is: 61005988.

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SOURCE: freezer not working , clicking noise coming from fridge

Clicking was a relay. Replaced relatively inexpensive relay and now working fine.

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SOURCE: fridge top section is warm, not as cold as bottom

heat rise to the top, so the top will always be hotter than the bottom, it is reccomended to store things that can handle slightly higher temperature at the top and more temperature sensitive food at the bottom, althou i do not know how hot it is, so if it is nearing room temperature something is definitely wrong, either a coolant leak, a worn out compressor or a defective temp sensor

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