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Freezer keeps freezing solid

My Maytag M2360W is considered by Maytag to be obsolete. The freezer keeps freezing solid so the fridge stops working. I guess its a thermostat problem but not available from Maytag. HELP!

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Hi , yes it could be the thermostat but more likely the defrost timer , most parts are replaceable with generic ones , your local refrigeration supplier may be able to assist you with the right selection simply by giving him the model and brand , these parts will not cost more than $100 bucks . if you are competent in checking please follow this simple test.
first turn  off the fridge and get to the back of it , remove the covers and get a good torch to see underneath where the compressor and other components are , now there should be a black object (compressor) with two pipes coming out of it (if there are to small pipes coming out of the bottom and they run back into a tray on top or next to the compressor they are not the ones ) now turn the fridge back on and wait about 15 minutes feel these two pipes , one should be sort of luke warm and the other should be warm to hot , if this is not the case then the refrigerant has leaked and a tech will need to be called if they are, then the defrost timer is faulty in which case it will be located under the fridge and have a white button perturbing through the back wall down near the compressor , once you find this try turn it a full 360 Deg , if the compressor turns off while this is happening thats ok , keep turning it until it tries to turn on again but wait about five minutes before you turn it again to allow the pressure to settle , if the compressor does not shut down then the defrost timer is definitely shot,
I hope this information helps you.
Have a nice day :)

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