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Re: MY Maytag Wide by Side freezes in the produce...
When a unit freezes in the lower drawers this is usually due to a thermistor which is not functioning properly. If you can provide your model number I can try to locate your schematic to your unit showing the thermistor that you would replace to alleviate this issue. I will await your reply as to the complete model number of your unit. p.s if you had ice up the top of the unit as well then you would look at the damper door otherwise known as the diffuser door in some units or the control for the door as the problem area in your unit.
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I understand you are a little irritable about your Maytag. If you would like the service manual or one on one help free free to let me know. Your refrigerator is a complex refrigerator. But quality is Maytag. They are the only company that I know that will go out of the way to insure their customer is satisfied. If you would like the service manual or personal assistance, please let me know, Sea Breeze
hI back at you. Oklahoma USA here and hot. You having cooler weather there? Im not femilure with your climate but the produce drawer should have an air damper that closes off to prevent freezing. This damper may not be closing or the refg may be set to cut off an air movment fan motor and the control is faulty. If the knob you turn dosnt stop a hum when you turn it all one way or the other after 2 to 6 minutes the fan is running all the time and now yuou look for the air damper. On some models there is a motorized damper. Ice could be holding the damper open not allowing it to "dampen" freezer air off. Look in the refg compartment with the crisper trays removed and look for a hole between the freezer and refrigerator side. Could be round or square or rectangle. work the control ans see if air flow slowes or increases. Inspect with a mirror fro Ice or other blockage of the damper door.
Let em know how this works out.
Pull out your WIDE-N-FRESH Deli Drawer at the bottom, and when the lid automatically raises look to the right: you'll find a sliding temperature controller that most likely is all the way up. Slide it down towards the bottom and this will cut back on the cool. Worked for ours!
check to make sure the slide controls for teh bottom drawer is set to vegtables also it is not uncommon for the temps in the bottom drawer of your refrig to drop down to freezing if you have infrequent door openings. you may also try setting the refrig temperature to a warmer setting as well. thx Peyton
if you get frozen fresh food the air damper is not closing allowing too much freezer air to enter ff section, looks like an electronic controlled wide by side you have, ther should be a tch sheet with a troubleshooting guide behind the kickplate or pasted in an envelope under the front of refrig behind kickplate.
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.