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Maytag RTC17A Top Freezer Model

The fan was making a grinding noise but after having a hydro failure for four hours, the fridge is now running quietly. The concern is that the area bordering the freezer both inside the door and outside is hot to touch. I ourchased the fridge in 1992 and it still runs like it is new. What kind of prblem might I be looking at?

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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.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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I have actually been having the same problem. We have a Maytag MTB2156GEQ and it hasn't been cooling well at all lately. Temp in the fridge is about 52 degrees even on the highest setting. The freezer seems to be fine. I pulled off the back panel and vacuumed out the condensor coil and everything else under there. I then pulled out the control panel on the ceiling of the fridge. The channel between the freezer and fridge was almost completely blocked with ice. I cleaned it out by taking out the back panel of the freezer and pouring hot water down through the hole until it was clear.
that seem fix the issue.

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SOURCE: fridge left open all night and wont cool but the freezer still works.

time for a new fridge

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OK, I will take you to the Maytag Service Library, You will need to put your refrigerator through some self diagnostic to locate the problem, click on link below and let me know when you are ready, Thanks, Sea Breeze

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16025690.pdf

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refrigerator and freezer not getting cold

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The fridge make weird noises some days. Cooling is good, freezer also works well. My concern is if those noises are prelude to a major damage.


This really depends on the type of noise. If you hear a gurgle type noise while running this is usually normal from the refrigerant pumping through the tubing. Fan type noise blowing air in the freezer section is also normal but if it sounds link the fan is rubbing or grinding you need to look into that noise. Also a similar fan down near the compressor area in the lower back section. A low hum from the compressor while running is normal. If you have and icemaker--water running noise about once per hour for around 10 seconds is all normal while the icemaker is filling. Dropping noise from the cubes falling into the bucket is also normal about once per hour. Hope this helps.

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I have an Admiral top=freezer refrigerator model LTF2112AR. Suddenly, this evening, the motor in the back of the freezer began making continuous noises, it sounds like a grinding noise, but it is still...


Is the compressor making the noise or is it the fan motor that is making the noise. If the compressor then you are looking at over $500 for replacement and you will have to decide if your refrigerator is worth that type of investment.

But if it is the fan motor, then you could replace it yourself. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5170333 Item 11 is the fan motor and you could replace it. The compresson is item 1 and would require a trained person to replace it.

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Refrigerator section which is on the top is not cooling, however the lower freezer section is working and making ice. Fan in refrigerator section does not seem to be working. Maytag mod#mbf2254HEW


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. The fan should spin freely when you spin it. You can check the fan plug for voltage to see if it's getting power with the door switch pushed in. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

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. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it'll be the control.

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I have a bottom freezer kenmore refrigerator model 596.72253200 and its making a grinding sound coming from the freezer. i found out that when the light its off on the freezer its when the noise starts


The noise your hearing is the evaporator fan. This is a sign of an automatig defrosting problem. Here is what you can do to prove that it is NOT an evaporator problem and most likely an automatic defrosting problem:

(MANUAL DEFROST)

1 Empty the freezer contents
2. Unplug the refrigerator
3. Place a fan blowing into the freezer section for about 2 hours.
(This will make a dripping water mess so be ready with the rags and the mop.)
4. After 2 hours wipe up the last bit of water mess.
5. Plug in the Freezer
6. Load freezer contents.
7. Listen for grinding noise.

My bet is the grinding noise is gone. However if you still hear it the evaporator fan motor has bad bearings in it.

The evaporator fan motor can be found here: (Item 18)
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59672253200/0582/0161000/M0210209/00006?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=



If the noise is gone keep an eye on the unit after 2 days because if there is an automatic defrosting problem the noise WILL repeat.

The defrost control is item 13 this link: (Backordered)http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59672253200/0582/0161000/M0210209/00003?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

Part number is: 12566102

I did find it in stock here:
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/part-detail.php?affiliate_id=seabreeze&item=12566102&brand=WPL


There can be other reasons for not defrosting properly but the control is the most common failure.

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Yes you have a bad relay on your compressor.Remove the rear panel and take off the relay on the compressor shake it.If it sounds fried then you need to order new on .Just give your model# to your local parts depot and ask them to order you a new compressor relay hope i fixya:)

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Same issue with my 6 yr old Maytag side-by-side model #MSD2756GEW. Turned out it was caused by a faulty circuit board. This circuit board is located in the upper right fridge section. Apparently these boards are sensitive to power surges (which we have here in central Texas from time to time.) When the circuit board is fried, it makes a noise like a fan blade malfunctioning and it stops the auto defrost feature in the freezer from working. So the freezer ices up at the back, and the ice prevents the cold air from reaching the fridge section.

Our circuit board (which we thought was a fan) made ominous noises for a few months. (The noise would last only a minute or so and stop shortly after we opened a door). Eventually we noticed that the fridge wasn't as cold and the freezer had snow in it. Finally the board stopped making noise and about a week or so afterward we noticed that the milk had spoiled and the fridge wasn't very cold. The food in the freezer side pretty solidly frozen, thankfully.

In addition to replacing the circuit board, the fridge had to be de-iced or it would not work properly. I put it all frozen into a large camping cooler where it stayed for several hours. I opened the freezer doors and put table fan and pointed a hobby light which gets quite hot, at the back of the freezer. Within 3 hours, the ice had melted significantly so I could see through the grate at the back of the freezer. This really great technician named Tracy, made a special trip to the parts store to get the circuit board and came back within a couple hours, bringing with him a steamer. He removed the back panel inside the freezer section (the coils are behind there) and used the steamer to melt the rest of the ice before he left.

Tracey, who works for a local appliance repair company, told me that about 4 years ago, Maytag started making their fridges with built-in surge protection, so the circuit boards apparently don't get fried on the newer models as they do on my 6 yr old model. He recommended that we put plug the fridge into a heavy-duty surge protector - which we are definitely going to do.

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how is freeezer side doing? Do u have any frost build up in freezer back wall and is you fan in freezer blowing?

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