Question about Maytag MSD2456G Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Burning smell coming from fridge maytag msd2454gr

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Maytag Master
  • 1,606 Answers

Pull the refrig out and remove the back panel . On the side of the compressor , is the overload/relay . Carefully pry this piece off , as it will come off in pieces , due to burning . Part number 12002784 , is the replacement .

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Nov 17, 2009

    The smell could also be the plastic liner , behind the inside rear freezer panel , melting or disfiguring , due to the heat from the defrost heater . You will need to remove the inside rear freezer panel ( 2 screws ) , and inspect the left and right side , by the heater . If melting or burning spots , Cut a 4 " X 8 " piece of aluminum ( I used the lower panel of a dishwasher kick plate ) , and insert on both sides , to block the heat from the liner .



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Smoke coming from Refrigerator

Start components or wiring could be getting old and brittle. Take the back cover off. Its usually a cardboard cover with metal screws and inspect/repair the wiring.

Nov 08, 2013 | Maytag Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge has a burning smell

Are the coils clean by the compressor?

Nov 26, 2012 | Frigidaire FRS23R4A Side by Side...

1 Answer

I just bought a used Maytag Refrigerator MSD2454GR.I want to hook up the water. Underneath their are two(2) lines disconnected. One to the door and one to what looks like the drain pan.Is their a part...

there is nothing missing, the one to the drain pan is coming from the freezer, The one going to the door, is going to the water dispenser. If you pull the fridge out and go behind, you will also see one going up to the ice maker. At the bottom of the fridge in the back, remove the cardboard panel. Once removed you will see the water inlet valve with two lines leading from it. (The one going to the door and the one going to the ice maker. At the front of the water inlet valve is where the main connection gets hooked up to supply the water. Remember to use teflon tape or it will leak. Hope this helps

Mar 28, 2011 | Maytag MSD2436GR Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

I have a burning smell coming from inside my kitchenaid superba side by side fridge. It smells like a burning plastic. The fridge still turns on and keeps things cool, but it started to kick out that...

Remove the power plug and move your fridge forward. Now look at the rear bottom side of the fridge to see if there are any parts that heats up. You can trace this to the smell emitting from the heated part and confirm. It can be the motor, contactor or the defrost timer.

Mar 18, 2011 | KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side...

1 Answer

MSD2454GR Side by Side refrigerator- freezer side fine, refrigerator side will not cool below 50 degrees; lots of condensation

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.

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

Jul 01, 2009 | Maytag MSD2454G Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

I have a Maytag side-by-side MSD2756GEB that quit cooling.

sounds like either the fan motor or the compressor. go ahead and open upo the bottom baclk panel and see if the fan is running or if the compressor is. could be just a burned wire.

Feb 07, 2009 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Burning Rubber smell coming from fridge

try taking the bottom panel off and vacuming all the dust on the coils. The dust may be heating up and burning. The coils are usually at the bottom of the fridge. Check to see if the fan is running also.

Jan 16, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Maytag MSD2454GR

Im going to be honest with you,to me it sounds like 1 of 2 problems,
either you need a re gas on your fridge or you need a compressor.
Let a repair man take a look for you just to tell you what it is..

Sorry for this news.


Sep 30, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Maytag MSD2454GR

compressor relay shot. needs ground wire to frame of fridge also.

May 18, 2008 | Maytag MSD2454G Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Maytag fridge made some clicking noises and then stopped cooling

For what it is worth. I had this problem twice and both times the compressor ad to be replaced. Ton this day it sounds like a pin pong game whenever it runs. No it is not the fans or the ice maker.

Nov 29, 2007 | Maytag MSD2454G Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag MSD2456G Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

704 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Refrigerators Experts


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4655 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Maytag Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides