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Maytag Plus side-by-side freezer constantly needing to be defrosted

The problem stems from the freezer door popping open when the refrigerator door is closed. Often this happens without notice by the door closer resulting in the freezer coil to become iced over and unable to perform its function. The entire freezer contents must then be removed and the freezer thawed. It seems that air from the refrigerator section is pushed through the freezer section when the door closes forcing the freezer door to open. Is there some fix anyone has come up with that will help prevent the occurrence of this situation? A latch on the freezer door...but how to install? Something else we are missing....

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  • Elaine Poost Aug 05, 2007

    Yes, that is exactly what we could diagnose. With six children in the house, getting them to double check the doors has been completely unsuccessful. We even tried putting a lock on the handles hoping that the extra step would get them to pay more attention...unlocking the fridge becomes more of a hassle. I was hoping there was a latch we could install on the freezer door to counteract the air pressure coming into the freezer.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, will replacing the rubber around the door help at all?



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Water is collecting on the bottom of the freezer and freezes then it becomes so much it starts to leak out side the freezer door. get about 1/4" thick. Is there a leak some where? Take about 2 days to form.

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Thats a common problem on refrigerators today. Its due to if you can belive this there very well insulated even though they are lighter and thinner them older units. the reason the freezer door pops open is because when you close the frigde door the air pressure has to go somewhere. so it go's through the air ducts into the freezr and the door pops open. Yhe best way to stop it is to not shut the door to hard follow it through with your hand on it and maybe put your other hand on the freezer dor to make sure it says closed. I have never seen a kit to solve that problem.

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We have the same problem with our top Freezer door. The only solution I could come up with is using one of the safety 1st child products. It is a little bit of an eye sore since our appliances are black, and their product is white. But it works. Especially having a three years old, it helps from her not getting into the ice cream. But it has helped a lot. Here is a link to what I am talking about.

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