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My JSD2789DES(10yo) fridge slowly begins to not keep the fridge as cold over about a 6 week period then I have to unplug it for 2 days. I seem to be getting a lot of water leaking on the freezer side door down on to the floor. After that it is usually good for a while.I had a repai guy look at it and he said it was the compressor, if that were the case I would think it would not work at all. Any help would be appreciated. C.J. Merlo

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You are right.If the compressor is faulty then unit will not work.But as you mentioned that after you unplug it for 2 days then reconnect it.The unit leaks water .This problem is all related to defrost problem.In your unit the defrost is not working properly. To check where the problem is check the few possibilities:-- In the frezzer section do you hear a fan running? if not then that fan is the problem.If fan is running properly then check on the back panel off the frezzer do you see frost. If there is frost then there is ventilation problem in the unit that is is not letting the unit to defrost.if there is no frost then the air dampener between freezer/refrigerator needs to be checked. if you are sure that the that evaporator fan motor is running and that there is no frost on the back panel and you remove the frezzer back panel and the evaporator is not a big block of ice then you are going to need a damper control this is the part in the fresh food section usually in the back right top that lets the cold air from the frezzer into the fresh food. The frezzer cools the fresh food the fan pulls cold air across the evaporator and pushes it into the fresh food through the damper it is either got moisture on it and can not open or the motor is bad and it just not opening.The back panel inside the frezzer two screws should hold it on maybe four.It has to be removed from in the freezer not from back of the freezer unit. But if there is frost build up in the inner side of the freezer panel then the problem is of defrost control board and it has to be replaced. Its called "adc" adaptive defrost control board. You can get required board parts from or from Thanks. keep updated for any more can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

  • cjm3217 Jul 30, 2010

    Well I think you nailed it.The fan works fine so I pulled off the inside cover(2 screws, 2 pieces) and it was 80% blocked full of ice.I looked last night for a part number on the two websites provided but no luck. Is the ADC a generic part for all Maytag/Jenn Air fridges, or do I need one specific to my serial number? Also, where is this ADC located and can I do it myself?? I really appreciate your help. I hope this is the fix. I really like my fridge and it is hard to find one of that CF today. Thanks again.



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