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After struggling with my Maytag side by side (model MZD2766GES) for the past week, I think I finally have my freezer working as it should. However, it's on its coldest setting because I'm trying to get my refrigerator to cool. It feels warm. Why isn't cold air flowing over from the freezer? My ice cube maker is'nt making ice. Could my ice maker be locked up because of a recent thaw from the door being cracked open for a couple days and it's affecting it's operation? I scraped away the buildup of frost/snow from inside that was covering up the air vents. Could I have a buildup somewhere that I can't see? Should I empty everything out and thaw it out with a hair dryer or something? I don't know if maybe I should start taking things apart, but I'm considering it. Can you help? Your expert advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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If the refrigerator is not cooling, and if there is no air circulation, ten the repair is done testing the damper motor, then replacing either damper motor or damper control (PS2061210 part 8- diag a ).

If the motor is working, then the temperature control may also be responsible (PS2060682 part 12 diag a)

If it is none of the above, then the compressor may be producing insufficient cooling. In that case have a look at the defrost system, testing element, high limit thermostat and fan.
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Regarding the icemaker blocked, check if water is getting to the icemaker. Lines can be blocked, or the outlet water valve may be not working.
Rather than using a fan on water lines, if possible do a complete defrost, leaving the fridge disconnected overnight. That will get rid of ice buildup.

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