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Maytag msd2652keu side by side compressor gets hot shuts off and unthaws freezer i unplug 4 a few hours plug in and works 4 a couple weeks any idea

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There are several possibilities. Start Capacitor, start relay or the compressor winding or compressor is defective. I would have someone have a look at these soon. Sea Breeze

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Check to make sure condenser fan is working (this is the fan located near the compressor). It should be running at the same time the compressor is running. If it isn't, make sure there is power to it by testing with a voltmeter. If there is, replace the fan. If the condenser fan is working, clean the coils and check the evap fan.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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