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MAYTAG SIDE-BY-SIDE WON'T COOL SUFFICIENTLY

We just had the recall work done on ours as well, and the problem seems to have gotten worse. I pulled out the back panels and defrosted the coil. Worked better for a few days but now it's bad again. Went to defrost the coil again just now, but it wasn't iced up very much, so don't think it's the coil blocking airflow. Fan is working...what's next? Thanks.

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MZD 2766GESide by Wide Unit problems

Be sure if you get into the refrigerator disconnect the power!


I posted this earlier below for another problem. you need to make sure anytime you fix a problem like this in any refrig you defrost all ice. I found just stting there the ice will remain for 10 hours in the box. Why I don't know but I saw it happen.
The control could still be the problem if you did not replace the whole bboard. There is a way to check the heater with a meter but I don't remember the value. It has to have Ohms if not it is broken.
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I had the same problem and I knew it was the refrigerator. You have to order the control board that controls the fan assy in the freezer. It has an inherent problem with others I see. But don't attempt to change it yourself. There is tricks to it and if you don't do it right you will break more things. I saw the tech broke some tabs and it is stupid way to design something unless you plan to get more business this method.

The control board sits in front of the water filter in the refrigerator. Inside the Temperature control housing cover.

Additionally, you have to take all the frozen food out and defrost manually the fan area and the subsequent ducts to clear it all out. Otherwise, you will have the same problem again. If it breaks and it will. It causes the ice to build up to point you will not get fan movement or airflow. This flow keeps the Icebox from freezing up and causes the air to flow to the refrigerator side.
They make these things so it is harder for DIY to do it.
But they are really simple! At least most of it.
Contrary to popular belief Ice is a good insulator. Once it builds up, no heat transfer takes place because of the inefficiencies it blocks the airflow and etc.

It is my opinion and I stand by it.

I bought many Maytag items and it suppose to have a great reputation. I have now started to look at other providers.

I find these companies are getting cheaper and instead the quality is going down.

So buyer beware not all have across the board quality it depends on the series, the price and the manufacturer.

Oh well another lesson learned.

Here is another problem when using a ice maker unit do not always use the ice crusher. I found that out. The motor that drives the ice crusher is matted with metal to plastic then metal again in the Ice Holder unit.
Guess what, it jams sometimes and it puts great pressure on the ice maker holder unit.

Where the metal meets the plastic is the weakness. It breaks because of in my opinion weak design
The two plastic nibs meeting with the metal motor drive square "U" connector breaks the plastic and eventually you have to get the plastic replaced. I think if I have to order that little part will end up buying the whole Ice holder assembly.
One direction for crushed ice the other direction it turns for solid ice cubes.

I guess I will use the solid Ice cube method until I figure what to do.

Any parts for it replacing the plastic hookup out there?

Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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We turned ours off for 24 hours like you because we had an ice build up....although it is supposed to be a self defroster. This seems to have done the trick for now, I am certain it has something to do with the recall, perhaps a call in to maytag

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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For those who had the control board replaced or are experiencing thefrig side warming while the freezer side continues freezing; Theproblem may (still) be a faulty control board. I fixed the issue byreplacing a $1.00 capacitor on the board. I'm not a techy and it wasn'ttoo difficult to solder. More info on what to do here; DIY Chatroom

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I have had the same Recall work done on 7/22/2009, Repair man found that the Refrigerator side blower motor fan was not working. My refrigerator has not been cooling properly for a while now. I noticed that the door seal to the fridge side was hotter than normal, this what is causing to not cool properly. Due to the blower fan being out.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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This seems to be a common problem with these refrigerators. I had the same problem a while back. Sounds like your defrost board is dead. part number is 12002104. You can find it at searspartsdirect.com

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