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My maytag wide by side keeps frosting up .

The back of the frezer frosts up and no air goes to the fridge. I have defrosted it twice already ,and cant fide any pluge in the drane. a service man said it could be from someone leaving the frezer dore open.thats non hapining.. could you help me..thaks mark.

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  • msbates66 Jun 28, 2009

    how do i check the thermostat or defrost timer

  • msbates66 Jun 29, 2009

    problum solved thanks for your help.replaced defrost acuater assy.

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You might have a bad thermostat or defrost timer has gone bad.

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  • Gilbert Martinez Jun 29, 2009

    Find the timer and turn the little knob until it activates. Activation starts and defrost begins. On the t-stat, remove it from the back of the fridge via the inside of the fridge(back panel)check for continuity with a meter on ohms. Place t- stat in freezer for a few minutes and then check for continuance. No continuity means a bad t-stat. Oh, if timer activates manually, replace it.

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