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My MAYTAG FREEZER IS RUNNING ALL THE TIME AND FROSTING UP , ALL OF A SUDDEN. FRIDGE PART IS WORKING FINE. IT IS A TOP FREEZER MTB1976HE MODEL.

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Sounds like your condenser is icing up and is not blowing enough cold air into the frig compartment to satisfy the thermostat.That is why the compressor with not shut off. You probably have a defrost problem due to a bad defrost heater of defrost thermostat (different from control thermostat) One solution is to shut of the frig to allow ice to melt off and restart to see if it repeats the same problem. Hope this helps

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