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Half of upright freezer not freezing.

I have a maytag upright freezer, only 1 1/2 years old. The top shelf and door have stopped freezing. Thought it was the seal but it seals properly. I've turned up the stat but only cold air on the bottom shelves. Any idea and is this expensive to fix

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  • lisabarrett May 15, 2009

    The top shelf of my upright freezer is not freezing. The rest of the shelves seem seem to be but I'm not sure if they are or just not thawed yet.

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Oceti
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SOURCE: Roper--ice buildup on one freezer shelf

The reason for ice buildup is an air leak. Recheck all around the gasket by taking a dollar bill and closing the door on it and pulling it out. If you don't have resistance, you found your leak. Heat that area with a blow dryer to relax the gasket and close the door to let the magnet and seal set. Also, rub some vasoline on the hinge side gasket to keep it from dragging.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: Upright freezer door inside developing ice

The door seal is at fault. Regardless of the small tear it is not sealing well.
Take a dollar bill and close it in the door. Then pull on the bill to feel resistance.
You will find it pulls easily in some place. That is where your air leak is that is causing the condensation.
Do this about every 6 inches all the way around the seal.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag upright freezer model MQU1556AEW

I have the same issue with no fan, found fan "shaft" had become loose inside motor and fan blade pinching wire between fan blade and motor bracket, Needs new motor and fan blade, fan blade is damaged from hitting bracket, I did contact maytag warranty and explained that freezer only worked six months and has been sitting but they had no offer for help,

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag upright freezer (MQU1556AEW L1)top shelf

my maytag freezer not wotking correctly, the top shelf not cold, I bought a meat and tryed to put it on the top shelf, unfortunately, my meat went to the garbage and just the botttom shelf takes time to freeze, better than the top shelf
any help ?

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a maytag upright freezer. It is on the

check to make sure door seals are touching the frame all round, could be an air leak,also make sure there is no ice build up around the inside casing. if so fully defrost unit,clean all vents/drain pipe, then turn back on and leave it for 24hrs (freezers work beast when full).....and door shut..how many times have you closed door after them????

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check to make sure door seals are touching the frame all round, could be an air leak,also make sure there is no ice build up around the inside casing. if so fully defrost unit,clean all vents/drain pipe, then turn back on and leave it for 24hrs (freezers work beast when full).....and door shut..how many times have you closed door after them????

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my maytag freezer not wotking correctly, the top shelf not cold, I bought a meat and tryed to put it on the top shelf, unfortunately, my meat went to the garbage and just the botttom shelf takes time to freeze, better than the top shelf
any help ?

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Happy to help.

You may need a new door seal.
But they are not easy to put on properly
and I would not recommend spending a lot of money on a ten year old freezer!
the new ones are much more energy efficient and will save you a lot of money!



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