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My maytag gz2626gekb zigzag ,is not freezing ,fan running for first few minuits when switched on , then cuts out , open the door and fan runs on conpressor then compressor cuts in shut the door all tu

Been fine last few wks ice cream soft in freezer , last nite had to empty freezer all going soft , fridge not cold , i have checked compressor fan runs ok compressor hot on top , i have cleaned condenser , took back of freezer off evaporator not freezing , then open fridge door and fan and then compressor cut in , leave to run with doors open evaporator freezing , shut doors all cuts off , any help please thanks

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SOURCE: My Maytag msd2756geb freezer is too cold.

Hi,
You are probably right that it is always running. This is because the thermostat/sensor has gone bad. The fridge adjusts by a door that allows air to come from the freezer to the fridge side. Therefore this will still work...
You will need to replace or have the thermostat replaced....

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Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Maytag 3

Either, the defrost timmer has had it, or the freezer defrost element has failed, the element is the most common cause of this type of problem. You have ice build-up in the freezer cores because it cant defrost, all frostfree units rely on cold air from the freezer to blow into the fridge, if the freezer cores become blocked, air can not pass to the fridge side. I bet you, if you left the unit off for 2 days to defrost totally,,,,with the doors open...then plugged it back in, it would work like new for 2 weeks.
Timmer or defrost element needs to be replaced...do not fall for the trick that the fridge mech. has to take it away, you tell him that this is the problem and you will save yourself ALOT of cash.

Dont forget to vote for the solution...regards Russ

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