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MAYTAG MZD2766GE SIDE BY SIDE

Our refrigerator is only 5 years old. Why do we continue to have problems getting the right side to "cool". The part has been replaced 3 times in 1 year & it continues to go bad. We have had to throw out food way too many times. need any help anyone can offer?

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  • tampakev Jul 16, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the right (rifrig) side not getting cold. I tried to unplug/defrost it and clean it out, but it still isn't much better? Are there any easy fix available??

  • ranger2997 Jan 08, 2009

    I purchased my Maytag plus side by side in June 2002. It worked fine until March 2008, when the fridge side stopped cooling. I had a friend in the business so I asked him to tell me what the problem was. He indicated that these units are notorious for this problem. Said that the Adaptive defrost module had failed. I had this part replaced. The unit worked great for 1 month, then the same thing occurred. Again I had the part replaced thinking maybe I just got a bad part. The unit worked again for 4 months and failed with the same problem. I have been told that all I can do is replace the part and hope for the best. Sometimes they will last for along time and other times shorter. I have looked to see if there are any recalls for this situation and am not able to find anything. If anyone has had the same problem and knows a solution or if there are recalls, please respond.

  • tanellav Jan 13, 2009

    We bought ours in 2002 and it is having the same problem, it is not cold enough in the refriderator side

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Mine kept doing the same thing- the flap between the freezer & the frig is getting stuck. I finally just broke mine off & left it that way. Now the frig is really cold, sometimes things partially freeze- but that is better than going rotten. I now have a section under the water/ice dispense tray bubbling/peeling the white paint off. Mine is 6.5 years old & out of warranty, so I'm searching for a way to repair this problem. Any suggestions?

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You didnt say what part has been replaced

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The freezer on top unit was keeping everything up top nice and cold, but the customer began to notice things in the fresh food section getting a little to warm. When the temperature selectors were adjusted to a colder setting, it seemed to help for a day or two, but then started getting warmer again. Sounding like a defrost problem, I paid this refrigerator a visit with hairdryer in hand, and parts in the van. Frost free refrigerators use a defrost heater to periodically assist with the melting of frost that builds up on the fins of the evaporator located in the freezer section. Frost forms each time the doors are opened to the unit, and the warmer, moist air from outside gets inside and heads toward the cold surface of the evaporator. As the frost continues to collect, the air passages in and around the evaporator start to close up and begin to prevent air circulation by the evaporator fan from the freezer to the fresh food section. As the cycle continues, the temperature in and around the evaporator will be cold, but the fresh food section will get warmer because warm air is not being exchanged with the colder air from above. The defrost sections of most units will consist of the same components. Namely, the heater itself, the bi-metal terminator, and the timer or defrost control. Each one of these components need to work properly for the defrost cycle to properly keep the unit frost free. On this unit, the timer could be advanced to begin a defrost cycle, but there was no current flow to the heater. After checking all connections and doing a quick resistance check of the circuit, I determined the bi-metal terminator had failed open. These bi-metal devices are used to prevent an overheating situation in the freezer section should the heater remain on to long. Once the trip temperature is reached, the bi-metal will open up a set of electrical contacts thus opening the circuit. Then when the unit cools back down to it's reset temperature, the contacts will again close, closing the circuit for the next defrost cycle. Because this bi-metal didn't reset, the circuit remained open and no defrosting took place. After using my trusty hairdryer and warm water squirt bottle to defrost the evaporator, I wired a new defrost terminator in line with the heater. With all the frost removed, the cold air started circulating again, and now everything within the fresh food section stays properly chilled.

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