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Hello I have 2005 maytag fridge. The freezer went out yesterday and now the fridge side is slowly getting warmer. It makes a buzzing noise every few minutes but all lights still work on both sides.

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That is most likely a bad starting capacitor for your compressor. Have a serviceman take a look at - should be a couple hundred dollars providing nothing else is wrong.

Posted on May 02, 2017

Testimonial: "Thank you! Would that affect both sides and not just one or the other?"

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    Michael Tarallo May 02, 2017

    That depends if this model has a single or dual compressor - high end fridges usually have 2, consumer models commonly have 1. If you refrigerator section is getting warm, than you most likely have 1.
    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/single-vs-d...

  • Andrew Layne
    Andrew Layne May 02, 2017

    I asked SearsRepair and they just confirmed that it is a single and the capacitor comes with the compressor kit. Thanks again.

  • Michael Tarallo
    Michael Tarallo May 02, 2017

    Thanks for the update. Please mark this discussion Helpful. And provide an updated Testimonial about my service if you wish. :-)

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