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For the last 6 months our fridge just goes into a limp mode, of sorts. Reset the computer and it works fine, but then a few weeks later, it does it again. It has power. Now, as of today, every 2 minutes, we are hearing a loud humming noise that lasts for only 6-8 seconds and then shuts off. The freezer and fridge temperature is steadily climbing. But does seem to be cold air coming into the upper fridge and there is a fan running.

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  • sureshot123 Feb 15, 2008

    Thanks guys, for your responses. A repairman came out the other day and found that it was our compressor. He first put a new relay on it and it did not fix it. So the total bill for the new compressor and labor was $385.00. The compr is only warrantied for 90 days. He said it could have been caused by surges in our electricity (we have a lot of power outages) or simply a faulty initial installation/compressor. So we have since added a surge suppressor to our circuit (between the fridge and outlet) and we will keep your responses for future reference. From what I understand, the likely hood of this happening again is quite high.

  • LERJR Mar 01, 2008

    Maytag MFD2561HES freezer and ice maker work fine. Refrigerator part is warm. Fan runs correct. Have not heard any strange noise.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    take off the back panel and see if the compressor fan is running the humming sounds like the compressor is tripping out on over load overheating be careful around that fan if its not running or something is jamming it un plug the unit before clearing it also let me know what kind of rely box is on the compressor or rather plugged into it esp the color ill be standing by


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My Maytag mfc2560hes starting making a noise this am. I checked the fridge and everything is hot. The freezer is still cold, and the items are frozen. What am I to do?

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This sounds like you have a Maytag Ice2O. You need to find out if that cound is a relay/overoad failure on the compressor or the compressor going out. I can say from experience that some of those have a tecumsie comprossor in them and the do tend to fail. If you hear a loud electrical humming sound coming from the compressor and your getting a warm up then you need to record this sound on some kind of sound recorder and call a Whirlpool warrenty certified tech. out to look at it if it's less than 5 years old from perchase date then Whirlpool will pick up the part and labor bill of a compressor installation also check your owners manual for warrenty details. Hit me up let me know.

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