Question about Maytag Dual Cool 25 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator MSD2556
Neither side of the unit is getting cold
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Same issue with my 6 yr old Maytag side-by-side model #MSD2756GEW. Turned out it was caused by a faulty circuit board. This circuit board is located in the upper right fridge section. Apparently these boards are sensitive to power surges (which we have here in central Texas from time to time.) When the circuit board is fried, it makes a noise like a fan blade malfunctioning and it stops the auto defrost feature in the freezer from working. So the freezer ices up at the back, and the ice prevents the cold air from reaching the fridge section.
Our circuit board (which we thought was a fan) made ominous noises for a few months. (The noise would last only a minute or so and stop shortly after we opened a door). Eventually we noticed that the fridge wasn't as cold and the freezer had snow in it. Finally the board stopped making noise and about a week or so afterward we noticed that the milk had spoiled and the fridge wasn't very cold. The food in the freezer side pretty solidly frozen, thankfully.
In addition to replacing the circuit board, the fridge had to be de-iced or it would not work properly. I put it all frozen into a large camping cooler where it stayed for several hours. I opened the freezer doors and put table fan and pointed a hobby light which gets quite hot, at the back of the freezer. Within 3 hours, the ice had melted significantly so I could see through the grate at the back of the freezer. This really great technician named Tracy, made a special trip to the parts store to get the circuit board and came back within a couple hours, bringing with him a steamer. He removed the back panel inside the freezer section (the coils are behind there) and used the steamer to melt the rest of the ice before he left.
Tracey, who works for a local appliance repair company, told me that about 4 years ago, Maytag started making their fridges with built-in surge protection, so the circuit boards apparently don't get fried on the newer models as they do on my 6 yr old model. He recommended that we put plug the fridge into a heavy-duty surge protector - which we are definitely going to do.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
Your condenser where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system may be plugged with dust. The condenser is more than likely located in back of the refrigerator behind a removable panel. Remove the panel and clean it out. Reinstall the panel after you have cleaned the condenser.
Check the back wall of the freezer for frost buildup. If there is frost buildup on the back wall it indicates that there is a problem in the defrost circuit.
Note: The proper term is "More mature individual" , not old.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
sounds like either the fan motor or the compressor. go ahead and open upo the bottom baclk panel and see if the fan is running or if the compressor is. could be just a burned wire.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
First I want you to look into back of the freezer compartment. If ice is building up on the rear wall we have a defrost problem. But the way you explained it sounds more like the auto damper part number Click Here=> 61005971 where there is no photo and in photo # 8 here=> MZD2766GEQ Fresh Food Section Contros We need to test it first by doing this test aslisted on section2-10 or in scroll bar at top of page 38. Click here=> MZD2766GEQ Behind the back wall of the Model MZD2766GES Freezer Compartment the defrost heater and defrost thermostat are in photo and listed in photo as part 12. That part needs to be check with an ohm meter to see if that is stopping defrost. Click here for that part Number 61006199 I would like you to see the parts breakdown Click Here=> MZD2766GES Freezer Compartment The most likely reason for this happening is and fresh food section is here=> MZD2766GES Fresh Food Section and part 13 in photo is 13 and that Part Number is Click Here=> 61005988 Adaptive Defrost
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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