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Freezer isn't working and refrigerator isn/t cooling. What is the problem? We can hear the fan running however.

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  • matlock_mich May 11, 2010

    Is the back of the freezer all frosted up?

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My refridgerator is a Maytag side by side did the same thing checked the freezer compartment fan was working removed cover to look at the cooling coil, the coils were frozen solid ended up defrosting freezer compartment every other day. replaced the adaptive control board located in the refrigerator side top, haven't had another problem since.

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