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Maytag french door fridge crapped out....again

I have had this fridge for 4 years and in the first year the compressor went out...last year the condenser fan and 3 days ago it stopped cooling.The las feew weeks I could hear the motor running but something is making a buzzing sound like an alarm clock. sometimes it buzzes and then will run smoothly. Is it the condenser, compressor, defrost timer? I've had it with this POS.

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Buzzing sound comes from freezer fan or ice maker fan. They are located behind the freezer rear wall. These freezer fan cools the freezer and the refrigerator. The ice maker fan supply air to ice maker.

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I've been told by a tech who repaired my MFD2560HEQ this past week that many of this model had a problem with compressor failure. Your symptoms are classic. What you are likely hearing is the starter relay trying to start a warm/hot compressor by supplying it with an extra jolt of electricity, but because of the faulty compressor (or if you are lucky a faulty relay) that's warm (cool ones start more easily often) is refusing to budge into motion and compress the freon. Maytag, I believe, has a five year warranty on the compressors. They did on mine, but unless you have an extended warranty the labor replacing it is not covered and that will be around 2-3 hours worth. This is the price we are paying for our quest for energy efficiency. Compressors are being built so small and light that they fail much more often than grandma's old, old refrigerator that was built like Fort Knox and ran for 45 years, remember? But we're being energy efficient! Thank you environmental extremists! I wish I could send you the repair bill. I was told by the tech who repaired my fridge with a new compressor that this model is "notorious" for compressor failure. Perhaps they replaced your first failure with a second just like it, which, because of its light weight and faulty design also failed. Thankfully (we'll see) they replaced mine with a different but compatible compressor the tech said has had a much better record than the original one for this model.

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