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How do I put my maytag fridge model #mzd2667hew in diagnostic mode?

The fridge and freezer side won't get cold. Hardly any air blows into the fridge side. How do I put in into a diagnostic mode and then what do I do?

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Was it the damper control you replaced and it's still not adjusting the vent(damper)? And is the cold air from the freezer being blown through the vent by the fan in the freezer.
The circuit board mainly controls the defrost timing and the fans. I don't know that it would solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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