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Freezer is not freezing on Maytag MZD2766GES

Just moved the wide by side from one house to another and now the freezer is not freezing (even on the coldest setting) and the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be. It did work for a couple of days, but now it seems like it hasn't worked for about a week.

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  • mikellychabs May 25, 2009

    To answer Techism and micbeth1981's questions:

    When we moved it, we did lay it on it's back for about 20 mnutes. When we placed it back upright, we did not plug it in for about 6 hours. It did work for a few days, but now the cold air coming form the vents is somewhat cold, but not cold enough for the freezer. I would say it is about 37 degrees (roughly).

    The compressor is running but there is no frost build up on the inside of the freezer. I have not yet taken the external back panel off of the freezer to see if there is any ice build up.....

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    James May 11, 2010

    When you moved it did you lay it on it's side or back?

  • MIKE major May 11, 2010

    is the compressor running and is there frost building up in the freezer on the bach waal?mike


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When you lay a frig. on it side for any amount of time it is a good idea to let it sit over night to let all the compressor oil drain back into the might have already fouled the compressor,unplug it and let it sit for a few days and see what happens and let me know-mike

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When you lay a refrigerator on its side oil from the compressor can seep out into the tubing and cause a restriction in the sealed system. This will cause only a small amount of cooling to occur and needs a licensed technician to fix it.

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