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My Maytag wide by side is not cooling properly

For the last week my fridge has gradually stopped cooling properly, despite stepping up the cooling level (twice). Is there is something simple to do - like food blocking a vent or something - or can I easily check if the condenser is working properly. I want to decide whether I need to call someone out in an emergency since we are having 40 people over for Xmas !!!
My wife is understandably a bit panicked!

Can you help?



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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    Evaporator coils are frozen solid. I was afraid when I saw this. I thought I had only a moment to act so I through boiling water in at the coils but I slipped and fell with the hot pot and the water burned me and my wife. I also tried to beat the ice off using my shoe, this to proved to be a useless act. Please tell me what part I need to fix this problem as I fear this could be an extremely dangerous situation. 

    Thank you,


  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    5 year old wide by side 26.8 CF noticed ref. side getting warmer, increased temp guage no help. ref. side inside temp is 50 degrees. Freezer side is working properly with temps well into freeze level. I found no frost or ice looking into what appears to be the coil area in the bottom of the freezer

  • mit731213 Aug 24, 2008

    my feezer got warm everything thawed and the fridge side is warm as well. pulled off all panels and no ice formed anywhere, inside or out however, near the compresor i here a clicking noise every few minutes but cant seem to pinpoint where it is coming from. the fridge is 5 years or so old and has had other problems in the past however they were easy to fix.

  • hairkeeper1 May 04, 2009

    I bought this fridge in 2001 they replaced the ice maker twice and the compressior twice! its a joke maytag is the worst product on the market I WILL NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN> also the dish washer mother board has gone out twice and the washer and dryer are junk too!



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Hello! No problem, Home repair or call tech.
No cooling: 1. Open the freezer section, look at the bottom, opening in the back, can you see the cooling evaporator coils, or is it white with frost. Its late to do repairs, if it is fully frosted, need to be defrosted, move food out, use hair dryer and melt frost off. Put food back and run unit, do repairs after holidays. Regards fmauka..

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