I have a Maytag refridgerator (mod# MSD2651HEW) that is not cooling or freezing. I heard what sounded like and electical short followed by the smell of burning wires/electronics.
I checked the kitchen and outlets but everything seemed ok, the refridgerator seemed to be working. The next morning there was a puddle of water on the kitchen floor that orginated from the melting ice in my freezer.
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Re: Maytag Refridgerator and not cooling or freezing
Sounds as if perhaps the overload replay has burnt up on the compressor, you can see it by removing the back cover, unplug unit and remove the starter from the side of compressor. if burnt up or melted youll need to replace it.. before you do i would call the manufacture with model and serial theyve experienced issue with some of these depending on model and serail they may cover repair
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I understand that you are having a problem with your Refridgerator. The problem is that your unit is not cooling/freezing. I have a tip that you can follow that will show you how to check the mechanical side of your Maytag Refrigerator. If after you follow this tip you can not find what is wrong with the unit you can repost with make and model of your unit.
Check to see if the evaporator fan is blowing. Sometimes removing the back panel to expose the fan and hand turning it can make it come back on. If this doesn't work then the fan is bad. Also make sure that there is good circulation to the fridge side. Food can sometimes block air flow.
Not sure about your model, but most of these style side by side refridgerators use the cold air from the freezer to cool the refridgerator. Sounds like your "flapper" valve is broken. At the top left in the refridgerator there should be plastic shroud. Remove it and your flapper valve should be under it. You will most likely find the flap broken off of it. You may have success using epoxy to glue it or you may have to replace the valve assembly.
Refridgerator is 5 years old. Simply went out of cooling and freezing. Still makes operating sounds and lights work but losing our freezer full of food is disturbing on a refer only 5 years old.What could be wrong?