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My maytag side by side isnt cooling it has ice on the thermostat three inches thick

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You will need to replace the defrost thermostat located on the coils in the freezer. Here is the part to order.

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

  • Royce Marsh Nov 10, 2012

    the frig and freezer stopped cooling I noticed the bottom of the freezer had about 2 inches of water that had frozen. I took the back panel off inside the freezer and a large area was solid Ice right above the coils. I turned the frig off removed all ice and plugged back up.It is running but not cooling. The thermostat will start to frost over but then the defrost will kick in and all the frost is gone. everything seems to be running just not getting cold.How do I know if it is low of gas or if it is the compressor?

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    Richard Roth Nov 10, 2012

    Check the coils on the back of the unit for dirt and lint buildup.

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This sounds like a defrosting problem. There is a defrost timer, a heater element, and a therm-o- disk thing that shuts the heater off when the frost is melted. These are the things to check, but it's usually the heater that is burnt out.

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I had similar problem in that the fan in the freezer that blows freezing air into freezer and over to fridge was not working. Fridge was running warm (over 40 deg and freezer up near 20) Service call around $160 with new fan.

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automatic defrost its not coming on check the heather or hi limit

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Check to see if the evaporator fan is blowing. Sometimes removing the back panel to expose the fan and hand turning it can make it come back on. If this doesn't work then the fan is bad. Also make sure that there is good circulation to the fridge side. Food can sometimes block air flow.

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you have a defrost problem, could be bad adaptive defrost board,t-stat heater,when you open freezer door listen for fan if fan is blowing check the t-stat,look at it and see if it has a buldge on it,sometime you can see this and tell it's bad,you'll need a meter to read out the heater and other parts to see whats bad,might be a good idea to call a tech to do this,when you find problem you have to melt everything out again

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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If there is no cooling at all , before we go further we must confirm the first step of confirming the compressor and gas pressure. So shut off the fridge and leave it off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge. If there is no ice formation we have a big issue as the compressor and gas must be checked out. If compressor is running check the pressure, get help to test gas pressure. If not you will need to fill up ,If gas pressure is good the possibility of the compressor being inefficient is high. In such a case you must take consensus to estimate and decide, if RPM of motor is low check capacitor.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test from the outside and make your observations so that we come to the solution. If not take an estimate and decide before a serious work is taken up.

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Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.

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