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Maytag RTD1900 not cooling

I have a Maytag RTD1900 that has the freezer located on the top. Starting in March it was running a lot more than normal. By the end of August I could not get the fridge to cool much at all but the freezer was still working at 10 degrees. Things were frozen but ice cream was soft. I can also tell there is a vast difference in the coldness of the air coming into the freezer I could finally afford repair in October. They said it was the fridge cold control and replaced it, but it was still running a lot. The manager said the problem was the freezer was set too high. In this model, the freezer cools the fridge and there is a damper between the two. Apparently because the freezer was set so high, the damper was mostly closed and there was very little air getting into the fridge. I called again a few weeks ago because it still was not that cold and ran a lot. They finally took it apart and said that only half of my evaporator coils had frost. They felt this meant it was low on R12 Freon. If it was leaking Freon but not getting substantially worse from March to December, would not have all of the Freon already leaked out in 9 months? I feel the air flow is not what it used to be in the freezer. The evaporator coils were not iced up, the outside fan and coils are clean, the compressor gets warm but not hot, the cooling copper line from the compressor is sort of cold, defrost timer does come on occasionally and there is some water in the drip pan. Any ideas? Does this sound like a Freon issue? This company wanted to recharge it but I do not want to pay for that if it is not the problem.

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Where you said there was a damper is it not a fan .usually against the back wall in the freezer there is a fan that forces the cold air from the freezer to the bottom compartment.See if there is one and check to see if it is turning that may be your problem

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

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sounds like you have a bad evaporator fan motor, located in the freezer section ,it circulates the air up to the refrigerator compartment

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Check the door gasket seal.
Open the door for a few seconds and then close.
Immediately open the door again, and, if sealing properly, it should take more pulling force to open the door.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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At this moment I think that you need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the ice maker to stop the leaking. Any extra water inside the freezer will make it harder for the defrost to remove the moisture. While the ice maker is out I want you to look to see if water is still leaking out the fill tube that feeds the ice maker tray. If it is then we found the reason. If not then we need to check some of the parts on the ice maker. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Hi Chris,

The problem would seem to be that you developed a small leak in the refrigeration system. This is also assuming that you checked and cleaned the condenser coils which are underneath the fridge. Excessive dirt could also cause this, but from what you are describing I would say the problem is more then that and you have a leak...

The only other thing would be thermostat sensor issues, but then the compressor would be cycling and not running steady...

heatman101

Posted on May 18, 2011

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