Question about Maytag Refrigerators
It seems that your compressor/heater switching relay had gone defected. That is why the cooling unit gets choked after a particular time interval. The problem can be solved by changing the relay that is located underneath the Freezer's unit. In order to change the relay you have to remove (I) the ice rack (II) then you have to remove the plastic cover and the insulations of the freezer.
The relay is mounted to the metallic part of the cooling unit. The malfunction of the relay can be confirmed if you observe some moisture inside the water proof relay envelope ( the envelope in which the relay is sealed so that the water or moisture can be avoided to reach inside the relay mechanism).
Following is the link for manual and user guides for cleaning and maintenance.
Click "info and user guides".
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
This is a simple problem of defrost timer in the unit.the timer actually moves/spins slowly and controls the frost/defrost in the system.if the timer stops or gets very slow.this happens.the frost gets collected in the freezer section and refrigerator section becomes warm or not so cold.
the timer is located beside the compressor near the compressor relay.its black or white colour box.
the cost of timer is near to $40
and you can get it at
its very simple to replace the timer its fitted on 3-4 screws.
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Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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