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Why my refrig will notstay cold . the motor is running,but it is not freezing

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Very likely a defrost problem. Please reply - 1) Is the freezer section cold, refrigerator section cool to warm? 2) Can you see frost accumulated on the back wall of the freezer section, or inside the louver grilles of the back panel? I will need a Maytag Model number with your replied answers above to provide you with more help.

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Gcage,

Check inside of the freezer for frost on the back wall. If you find frost inside of the freezer compartment it usually indicates that you are having a defrost problem. If you can't find any frost in your freezer and you are sure that the compressor is working then your refrigerator may be leaking freon. Lets hope that it is just a defrost problem because freon issues are a bit expenssive to take care of it.

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