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Freezer coils at back get frozen thru to plate at back. Cold air does not get thru to fridge sufficiently. Now we have freezer set between 0 and 1 and fridge at 6. Freezer is extremely cold - fridge normal. What is the problem? Pls give us some ideas as to what could be causing this. We are on the point of buying another and this one is not that old! Jean Welsh

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  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Maytag MSD2957. About 1 / year (for the last 2 years) the coils at the back of the freezer have become totally frozen (apparently the defrost cycle is not working properly). By doing a "manual" defrost the refrigerator again works normally. Is there a recommended series of items to check?

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    sounds like you have a defrost problem but need the model # to get into the unit futher plz post it

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Jean Welsh

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

Model #GSS201EMA WW FA226779
Jean Welsh Welshmb@roadrunner.com

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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