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Fan runs but no cool air on both freezer side and cold side

Refrigerator has power and runs but is not cool or cold. Ice all melted. Looks like it is trying to kick off the cooling but clicks and stops.... fan continues to run with no cool air. I tried to clean the back of the refrigerator with a vacuum and that didn't help.

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Re: Fan runs but no cool air on both freezer side and...

If you hear the compressor try to start then click off, you probably have a bad compressor or a bad relay. If it is less than 5 yrs old the compressor is still covered by warranty and will be replaced free of charge. The relay is only covered for a year. With it being a Maytag, I bet it is compressor. There have been a few models with control board problems that have caused this symptom, but that's not likely to be your problem.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: fan runs constantly, freezer ice melting, bottom drawer in refrig

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.

  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.

  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
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    SOURCE: Our freezer is not cold, food is defrosting, ice

    Look at the back of the freezer wall from inside the freezer. Is there frost on it? If there is, you need to replace one of the components of the defrost system. If there is no frost then you need to have a repair made to the sealed system, it is either out of gas or the compressor is running inefficiently

    Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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    SOURCE: freezer is not cooling at top - ice melted -not

    Check the back wall of the freezer for a ice buildup.(failure to defrost)
    Check the freezer fan motor. Is it running?

    Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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    SOURCE: Maytag refrigerator isn't cold.

    if freezer is working and ice mker is working . and fan / then only other is the damper in top center is not working . very common . mm

    Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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    SOURCE: What if the refrigerator doesn't stay cool and the

    The defrost mode has failed...replace the defrost element or the may also be low on gas.I bet its the element....easy and cheap to replace.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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