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Maytag refrigerator The freezer area appears to be freezing over. I have lowered the thermostat to it's lowest level (1) and it's still freezing and producing ice around the door, etc.

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Maytag refrigerator - ea5703cb-9dae-46dc-802e-aff05e1adbe2.jpgYou may have defrost component failure. What is the model number of your Maytag? Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

Testimonial: "The model number is MFF2558VEM"

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  • Greg Turner Apr 23, 2013

    Sea Breeze, thank you so much for your assistance!!!

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    John Tripp Apr 24, 2013

    You said there is ice near the door? Is this ice there like it was poured on the floor of the freezer? What is the temperature in the fresh food compartment? How cold is the freezer? On the back wall of the freezer compartment is a panel and I want you to unplug the refrigerator and remove that panel. I need to know two things after the panel is taken out. What does the evaporator frost pattern look like and is there ice in the tray below the evaporator that also appears to flow out and onto the floor of the freezer? Thanks John Tripp

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    John Tripp Apr 24, 2013

    Can you take some photos and post them here?

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Apr 25, 2013

    Thanks for providing a model number. I would like to hear from you about this ice and freezing over of the freezer compartment. Do you have anyone that can test the defrost heater? Thanks JT



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SOURCE: Kenmore side by side 596.57582790

you would have to remove the back lower panel of the freezer section to get a feel as to whats going on in there. behind the panel you will find an evaporator panel that should have consist ant frost pattern from top to bottom with no excessive clumps of ice.I'm assuming you don't otherwise your refrig would be working ok..
either theres only the top 1 or 2 coils actually have ice on them, and the rest of the coil is bright shiny aluminum. or there is an excessive amount of ice built up so far that you dont even see an evap coil.
if the first is true and threre little frost then that points to a sealed system/ low freon issue. and call a servicer. you should have a full 5 yr warr. for sucha problem
if its the second issue hen theres a defrost problem and youll need to replace either the defrost heater, defrost thermstat( most likely),or the defrost board/timer

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Crisper produce freezing

are they long times between door openings of the doors, this can cause cold air to migrate to the bottom of the fresh foor area and freeze produce

if this is not the issue, then turn down the fresh food control to a lower number monitor for 24 hrs

if this does not help replace the fresh food thermastat

Posted on May 20, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator not that cold and freezer not freezing well

dirty coils underneath the fridge, or the fan in the bottom (to cool the compressor) is not working.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Frost build up in the freezer section of my side by side Kenmore

Replace the defrost clock.

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SOURCE: Crisper draws are freezing produce. Kenmore Trio 795.77562.600

If you can find the duct work behind the draws you might find an air control, if you have a contract with Sears - you can call them back, the part that was replaced has a Garn.T and or 30 days on service, when you ajust the temps it may sometime act up but has a default and will return to that. Cold air drops down. read the manual that came with the Refrig. Buying a service contract might be the best thing for piece of mind - Sears covers everything, even plactic and paint ( scratches). most everything is plastic in the refrigerators today and are very expensive, 3 doors allow more air into the unit then a 2 door because of the seal between the doors, just 2 pieces of rubber overlapping .
Act on this as fast as you can, 30 days on service goes fast and a service call runs about 75 dollars . Oh ! don't put wet veggies in draw and rap everything with Plastic wrap, veggies only least about 4 /5 days then become soft and lose taste and color.

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