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Your defrost element is faulty, this is located in the back of the freezer compartment behind a removable panel. You should replace both the element as well as the defrost limiting thermodisc at the same time.

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I have a msd2641kew Maytag side x side


yes it is possible , it could have caused a restriction. if evaporator coil has a slight frost pattern from top to btm then your compressor and Freon are good and no restriction . if your evaporator coil is only frosting up only a little then you have a freon restriction.

if you just cleaned the coils today , it takes up to 24 hrs to get back to 100 % .

Oct 10, 2014 | Refrigerators

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Why does my A/C blow little to no air, that's not cold, and how do I fix it?


Air Conditioner freeze ups cause an A/C to blow little to no air through the vents, and the air is usually warm.

There are three basic reasons for air conditioner freeze ups:
  1. Insufficient air flow
  2. Low Refrigerant charge
  3. Outdoor temperature
1) The two most common causes of insufficient air flow are dirty filters and under sized ducts. A dirty filter limits air flow which in turn allows the cooling coil’s temperature to drop below freezing. Replacing the filter, monthly, usually alleviates this problem. Under sized ducts will also cause the system to freeze because it also limits the amount of air flowing over the cooling coil. This results in lowering the coil temperature and allowing the humidity in the air to collect on the coil and freeze.

2) Low Refrigerant Charge. The refrigerant system teeters on a delicate balance. If the system is not charged correctly, the system will not function properly. This malfunction may result in the poor cooling output and/or freezing up. Only a qualified, certified service technician can properly test and charge a refrigerant system. Check your small high pressure line (should be hot) and low pressure line (should be cold, but not frozen).

3) Outdoor temperature. If temperatures are too low, the system will not operate properly, and freeze up may occur. The outdoor unit does not function well in temperatures below 60 degrees F. A special “ambient temperature” control must be installed to allow the unit to run properly in cool temperatures, or you may open your windows and save energy. If the A/C is set lower than 70 degrees F, special adapters are required to be installed.

on Jul 10, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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I bought a maytag side by side in 2002; model # MSD2454GRQ, SN 18157432AL, REV # 18. Ice is forming at the bottom of the maytag freezer department. Overnight ice will form at about 1/8 inch and left has...


Defrost problem: 3 components. Defrost Heater. Timer (circuit board or motorized) & Thermostat.
Remove cover on the inside back wall (usually 6 screws). Note frost pattern. (bottom of evaporator coil)
Put refrigerator into defrost cycle and note the defrost heater come on, or not. (careful heater can glow red hot)... Unplug Frige and test defrost components. Replace bad component... Refrigerator should defrost every 8 hours. when the cycle slows or quits the freezer will freeze over the evaporator coil and no air flow = no cold air...

Nov 15, 2010 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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I have a Maytag Model # MSD2957AEB side by side refrigerator and the coils in the freezer part each month seem to freeze up. This causes the cold vent leading to the refrigerator to stop the cold air...


the metal piece is the defrost terminate thermostat the adaptive defrost control is in the food side .top where the control are and lights . on the right not hard to miss

Sep 27, 2010 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Why is my condenser freezing up, but my frig isn't cooling right? could it be the thermostat? Or is the condenser flooded?


when the evap ( the coil inside the freezer freezes up it blocks the coil causing no cold air to flow to the fresh food side. . the thermo is ok but the aditive defrost control or the heater or defrost terminator is or has failed .. mm ( you do have a defrost problem .. mm

Aug 16, 2010 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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Top mount freezer drain keeps freezing up causing water to collect in refrigerator compartment. Drain is not clogged until it freezes.


Check the Evaperator Fan in freezer for correct operation low air flow will cause the problem. Check defrost timer, heater and limit thermostat, If it is not defrosting correctly it will cause the problem.

Mar 29, 2010 | Kenmore 21.7 cu. ft. Top Mount...

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My airconditioner lines keep freezing up


Your filter is plugged, or the refrigerant is low, or it is getting too cold outside overnight (less than 60degf)

1) The two most common causes of insufficient air flow are dirty filters and under sized ducts. A dirty filter limits air flow which in turn allows the cooling coil’s temperature to drop below freezing. Replacing the filter, monthly, usually alleviates this problem. Under sized ducts will also cause the system to freeze
Because it also limits the amount of air flowing over the cooling coil. This results in lowering the coil temperature and allowing the humidity in the air to collect on the coil and freeze.
2)Refrigerant charge. The refrigerant system teeters on a delicate balance. If the system is not charged correctly, the system will not function properly. This malfunction may result in the poor cooling output and/or freezing up. Only a qualified, certified service technician can properly test and charge a refrigerant system.
3) Outdoor temperature. If night time temperatures are too low, the system will not operate properly, and freeze up may occur. The outdoor unit does not function well in temperatures below 60 degrees F. A special “ambient temperature” control must be installed to allow the unit to run properly in cool temperatures, or you may open your windows and save energy.

Jun 05, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Refrigerator model NoGC20C7C3Ewith fridge setting just on and freezer setting low following defrosting the operation seams ok but deteriorates with ice forming on the rear freezer panel and the lower...


Defrost system problem. Could be in heaters, defrost thermostat, or defrost timing circuit. Freezing in vegetable section is due to air back flow related to frozen evaporator coil in freezer compartment.
Colder air settles and warmer air raises.

Ice maker problem is separate. Bar up engages micro switch that is supposed to shut it off. Bad micro-switch?

May 27, 2008 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Maytag MZD2766GES side-by-side Refrigerator warm


is it frozen up? do you have any air flow thru the air tunnel from the freeze to the fridge? Check your air flow with the door switch pushed in. also check to see if the damper door opens... 1) if it is iced up you have a defrost problem. most likely a defrost timer. Turn off or unplug untill all the ice has melted off the evaporator back of the freezer..plug back in and it will work fine untill the ice builds up again. if this work you do have a defrost problem.. if not let me know and we can go deeper...

Aug 18, 2007 | Maytag MZD2766GES Side by Side...

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Defrost Problem


there is a drain in the middle of the defrost water collector and it is probably blocked - usually with ice. dry ot the tray and put very hot water in to melt the ice. you may have to do several times. do this until water flows away freely

Jul 25, 2007 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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