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Refrigeration My Maytag refrigerator works good but after a few days it stop's getting cold. I changed the thermostat but still doing the same thing. Anyone have a suggested solution for this problem?

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Check to see that the compressor is working by turning there controller to off and then up. The motor should cut in and vibrate the cabinet and heat the back of the unit and cut out when turned off. IT may need a new capacitor for the motor and if that is outside the sealed unit OK you can do it but if inside it will need a compressor unit replaced.

Posted on May 11, 2013

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    Jesus Valenzuela May 11, 2013

    One time, I opened the freezer door and behind the back panel I saw a red light but it turned back off. You think that that\'s part of the problem?

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    Jesus Valenzuela May 16, 2013

    Jesus Valenzuela on May 11, 2013
    One time, I opened the freezer door and behind the back panel I saw a red light but it turned back off. You think that that\'s part of the problem?

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