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Maytag MZD2766GE side by side, fridge not getting cold.

Fridge not getting cold, freezer not freezing good either, ice in back of freezer, thermostat set at 8 now, issue just happen all of a sudden. Checked back, motor clean, can’t see any visible leaking.

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  • sexyl976 Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks for your suggestion, it was the evaporator coil, it was packed with ice. I unplugged the fridge, removed the coil cover on the freezer side, took my blow dryer, (I read where someone else did that) melted the ice, freezer and fridge works fine now. Thanks for your help. Now I don't have to pay a repair man.



    SexyL of Lansing, Illinois

  • sexyl976 Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks again, I will print this info an keep it handy.



    SexyL of Lansing, IL

  • sexyl976 Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks bobby, did you know that there is now a recall on these fridge's, Maytag MZ (a list of models), get your model number and serial number handy, recall for side by side models only. 866-231-1478, get ready to be on hold for a long time. Did you replace the timer yourself? if so was it hard?



    SexyL Lansing IL

  • sexyl976 Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks Bobby for that tip, I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day.



    SexyL from Lansing, IL

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    same problem. forst buildup kept fridge from getting cold. tried bridging l1 and test on ADC board with screwdriver but could not get a manual defrost to start. ohm'd thermostat and heater ok so assuming its the ADC board.

  • Ice-less Mar 24, 2009

    Neither freezer or refrigerator is cooling properly. Ice maker not making ice. I pulled away from the wall and immediately noticed the electrical connection to the fan motor was disconnected. I plugged it in and the fan began blowing. I had assumed that the problem was solved, although this morning the 'frozen' foods were less frozen than last night.

    Any ideas?

  • russellgh Apr 10, 2009

    Any suggestions on what I should replace?  I have read about "timer for the automatic defrost" going out.   I also experianced the weird noise coming from the cool side then after about a month the refeidg side would not get cold...54 degrees was about all it will do.  
    Any ideas?










     








  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    coils frosting up low temp in frig

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Your timer for the automatic defrost is defective. Replace it. If you thawed out the back of the freezer, this could be good for 3-7 days and it will freeze up again. I had the same trouble.

Bobby Johnson

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • bigbob1941 Mar 11, 2009

    I had it replaced by some idiot around our house and it didn't work. I ordered me one on line and when it came in, I replaced it and found out that the first one wasn't plugged in properly. I went ahead and plugged it in properly and it's been working ever since. It's real easy to replace. It's in the refer side at the very top behind that plastic housing where the light is. It just pops out and I think there are a couple of screws holding it somehow.



    Maytag people will tell you part number for the defroster timer and you go on line or e-bay and find one cheap.



    Thanks for the info about the recall.



    Bobby

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Freezer cabinet evaporator coil frozen preventing airflow and therefore cooling to happen. This can be because of the fanmotor not working, or the defrost system being faulty

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  • Shane Seaman Mar 09, 2009

    Just be careful, you may have just delayed the problem. Still make sure that the fanmotor is working and secondly, that it is defrosting properly. If the fanmotor is working and it ices up again in a short period you can safely say that the defrost system needs attention

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