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Maytag mtb2156de My refrigerator cools fine but makes a single whooping noise about every five minutes. Is it dying?

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This is a compressor problem, and chances are there for this to worsen if not attended promptly.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 5 year old Maytag Wide by Side Refrigerator side not cooling

Same issue with my 6 yr old Maytag side-by-side model #MSD2756GEW. Turned out it was caused by a faulty circuit board. This circuit board is located in the upper right fridge section. Apparently these boards are sensitive to power surges (which we have here in central Texas from time to time.) When the circuit board is fried, it makes a noise like a fan blade malfunctioning and it stops the auto defrost feature in the freezer from working. So the freezer ices up at the back, and the ice prevents the cold air from reaching the fridge section.

Our circuit board (which we thought was a fan) made ominous noises for a few months. (The noise would last only a minute or so and stop shortly after we opened a door). Eventually we noticed that the fridge wasn't as cold and the freezer had snow in it. Finally the board stopped making noise and about a week or so afterward we noticed that the milk had spoiled and the fridge wasn't very cold. The food in the freezer side pretty solidly frozen, thankfully.

In addition to replacing the circuit board, the fridge had to be de-iced or it would not work properly. I put it all frozen into a large camping cooler where it stayed for several hours. I opened the freezer doors and put table fan and pointed a hobby light which gets quite hot, at the back of the freezer. Within 3 hours, the ice had melted significantly so I could see through the grate at the back of the freezer. This really great technician named Tracy, made a special trip to the parts store to get the circuit board and came back within a couple hours, bringing with him a steamer. He removed the back panel inside the freezer section (the coils are behind there) and used the steamer to melt the rest of the ice before he left.

Tracey, who works for a local appliance repair company, told me that about 4 years ago, Maytag started making their fridges with built-in surge protection, so the circuit boards apparently don't get fried on the newer models as they do on my 6 yr old model. He recommended that we put plug the fridge into a heavy-duty surge protector - which we are definitely going to do.

TR

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator makes lot of noise

New Kenmore / Whirlpool, 25 Ft. side x side. Has drumming noise when running. Checking showed that condenser coils rattle against compressor support rails plus the flimsey rails allow compressor vibration which resonates through out. Looks like Whirlpool cost-cutting crossed the line over to plain old cheapening the product. Waiting on Sears to come check it. Wish me luck. -JT

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: my refrigerator side has stopped cooling. Freezer

Defrost problem.

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