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Maytag mff2557hew fridge not cooling. Freezer ok.

Maytag mff2557hew fridge not cooling. Freezer ok. Fan in back not spinning. cleaned coils, checked door switches. could it be the thermostat? If so where would it be and how would I test it?

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Sounds like the Freezer Fan is wearing out or is worn out. This fan problem is very hard to detect. The reason is that when the motor is starting to wear out the fan will spin, but at a much lower rpm. This is enough to keep the freezer cold. but will not ciculate enough air thru the freezer and the refrigerator to prevent freezer from and refrigerator from cooler. The cost to repair/replace this fan is a minimum of $300.00

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My fridge _maytag (mtb1574de) is not getting cool in the fridge compartment. freezer is cool and i can hear and feel the fan circulatinf fine. the fan is not blowing hard in the fridge though. i already...


Some fridge freezers take the cold air from the freezer and moves it into the fridge via small duct in the back of the inside of the fridge and freezer . Empty frige and freezer , take plug ouy of wall and carefully remove involved panels taking note of any mechanical valves and order for reassembly. Clean and clear all airways and check for any blockages . Over loading of freezer can also obstruct airways . Whilst you are doing this you will allow a good defrost time for fridge and freezer airways . Hope this helps

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I have a Maytag MFF2557HEW refrigerator which has stopped cooling the food in the refrigerator section. The freezer seems to be working just fine.....any suggestions?


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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
.I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.;
Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically
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Aug 09, 2011 | Maytag MBB2256G Bottom Freezer...

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Refrigerator section which is on the top is not cooling, however the lower freezer section is working and making ice. Fan in refrigerator section does not seem to be working. Maytag mod#mbf2254HEW


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. The fan should spin freely when you spin it. You can check the fan plug for voltage to see if it's getting power with the door switch pushed in. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it'll be the control.

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CDA CI785/2 fridge not getting cold in fridge part. but the freezer works ok


If freezer is working then you must check for the cool air to come from the freezer coils. Shut off the fridge and check for the working of the fan, check the ducts from the freezer to the fridge. once you have confirmed the fan and the ducts and have cleaned up the coils, you can switch on the fridge. Notice if the fridge is cooling now, if so check later for any timer failure for frost build up blocking the duct. Keep an average setting for the fridge and freezer. Hope you try this out.Good day

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Maytag Model RSW24EOD. Not cooling. Frost on freezer back wall


Low on freon or there may be accumulation of dust and dirt on the coils of the condensor. To check to see if the coils are dirty you need to remove the bottom panel of the fridge just below the frige door. Once you pop off this panel take a flashlight and look under the unit. You will see what looks like a radiator with a fan and fan motor in front of it. If these coils are blocked the unit will not cool since this is where the heat goes from the fridge to be dispersed. Clean the coils with a coil brush (purchased at any hardware store) and use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the debris. Once these coils are cleaned it will take about 12 hours for the unit to operate properly.
If the coils are clean already then you possibly have a compressor that is low on freon. I would check the coils first since most of the time this is the cause of the problem.

Good luck on your repair hope this helped you some

Dave

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Maytag mff2557hew fridge not cooling. Freezer ok. Fan in back seems to be workingt. cleaned coils, cleaned all around it, checked door switches. could it be the thermostat? If so where would it be and how...


i am not a expert just trying to help,,, try pulling fride out and checking the line from freezer down to the pan and made sure it is clear,cause this will keep the air from flowing,, hope this help

Oct 20, 2009 | Maytag MBB2256G Bottom Freezer...

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Fridge not cold...freezer is ok.


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, this normally would point to the fan not spinning. The function of the fan is to draw the cold air from the freezer and force it through the vents to the refrigerator area. Even having said this, the fan is activated by the logic controller based on the the thermostat setting of the refrigerator and condition of the door (it must be closed).

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Maytag refmodel number mff2557hew


sounds as if perhaps the fan in the freezer is not circulating air up to refrig sect. pretty common issue, if you pull out freezer door youll be able to hear the fan on the back wall, behind the vent on top sect of freezer. that cover pops right off with a pry of the screw driver.. heres the part number if indded that is the issue 12002744 comes with instuctions on how to install

Nov 09, 2008 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Hi, I have a Beko fridge freezer. It was delivered flat and when plugged in 24 hours later the freezer seems ok but, the fridge is not cooling the light is on. It's a second hand fridge. Thanks


hi. thanks for the question . Check , the freezer fan motor, to see if its ok. check the coils at the back, and fan at the back . if all ok. check behind the freezer wall to see if all coils are frosting up .If all te coils are not frozen you have a faulty compressor .thanks the appliance doc

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Fridge isn't cooling, freezer still works fine. I cleaned the coils and vent thing on the back last night and still doesn't want to cool the fridge compartment.


3 thingsto check. If you didn't adjust the damer from the freezer to the refrigerator, like closed it off. Is the freezer fan running. The fan blows air from the freezer to the refrigerator section. Some fans shut off when the door is open so you may have to push in the door switch to check this out.
Look for ice on the back wall, of the freezer section, if present then the defrost cycle is not working. The evap. coil is icing up and there is no air into the refrigerator.

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