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Maytag MSD2356 Freezer frosts up quickly, fridge warm

My Maytag side-by-side freezes up quickly and the refrigerator gets warm. I have replaced the fan in the freezer and the defroster coil assembly. It worked for a few weeks and now the problem is repeating. I ran the test on the adaptive control board by shorting L1, I heard a clicking noise and it went through a defrost cycle so I thought the control board was working properly. Any ideas?

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Re: Maytag MSD2356 Freezer frosts up quickly, fridge warm

If you jumped the defrost board and it went into defrost then that board is bad. I assume by "freezes up" you are talking about the evaporator is frosting up? That defrost board puts it into defrost automatically. If you have to jump it to get it go into defrost then the board is not doing its job.

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