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Maytag mbf1958xe runs constantly, freezer is same temperature as fridge.

Both freezer and fridge portion are @ 40 degrees F. Unit runs nonstop.New unit,no dirty coils etc.Unplugged for 2 days,so frost not an issue.

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You need to test the thermistor in the unit. It should read around 10,000 ohms at room temperature and around 29,500 ohms at 36 degrees. Here is a diagram for the location of the thermistor. It is 22 on the diagram.

Here is the part to order if you find it bad.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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    John Tripp Dec 10, 2012

    Greg and Richard once you OHM out the thermister let me know the results. I listed the below should the compressor be short cycling...Thanks JT

  • greg c Dec 10, 2012

    The compressor runs forever,3 weeks straight at one point.Not getting hot or short cycling.Tech said was probably a leak in sealed system.

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    John Tripp Dec 11, 2012

    Thanks for your response Gregg I suspected that was the problem I was just hoping the compressor start components were defective. John Tripp

  • greg c Dec 13, 2012

    They put a new drier in and some dye.But still could not find leak.I used my electronic detector and found no leak either.What could it be?

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I need to know if the compressor is too hot to keep your hand on the top. You may have a start relay and run capacitor problem but you will need to plug power back in for awhile. Need to see that both condenser and evaporator fans are running. Do you also have a way to test the compressor? Here is a=> W10136414 Relay and Overload Kit
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You will need a good ohm meter to provide this test=> Unplug the refrigerator and remove the back panel that covers the compressor. There should be 3 wires going inside the cover of the compressor. Mark all 3 and mark their location so if compressor is OK you can put them back in same order. The plastic cover may snap on and you may need to squeeze the sides to unlock the cover and sometimes there is a metal clip holding the cover in place. Remove the cover. May look hard but it's simple. There will be three connections under the cover and 2 will go through the start relay. Unplug them leaving the three prongs exposed. They may be marked R =Run, S=Start and C=Common. Set your meter on continuity and then begin by testing 2 at a time until you have checked S to R and R to C an C to S and S to R again. You should get a reading all the way around. If no reading between any of the pairs as you go around you should get no reading between any two the compressor has an open winding and is defective. Then if it passes that test then touch one probe to R and the other to the copper pipes or clean metal on outside of compressor, then S to metal outside and C to metal outside. If you get a reading this way even just a little. The compressor is a burnout. Then let me know what you find. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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