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Maytag side by side refrigerator

The freezer gets to the correct temperature or even very cold when setting is at 5 of 9 and the fridge part gets to 42 degrees when it is set at 8 of 9. Before today the last 5 days the refrigerator was not cold at all and we removed everything from the entire fridge because our meet was spoiling and the cheese was getting moldy. After it was empy all night and we have cleaned the back bottom part of the refrigerator the temps came back to the above levels. We took the back panel off the inside of the freezer and see that the fan bottom portion and all the wires are covered in ice. If we let the ice defrost off will it help the refridgerator temperature? Or is there somewhere else we should be looking. It is model number MSD2556AEW by Maytag and we think it was purchased in 1999 or 2000 - it came with the house we purchased. Let me know if you have any helpful suggestions to salvage this refrigerator.

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Re: Maytag side by side refrigerator

Fridge has timer to adjust for defrosting, but the not working working you to manual defrost the unit to avoid ice formation inside the fridge.

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