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How would i go about rpelacing an adaptive defrost assembly/control in a side by side magtag refrigerator?

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Hello,

The defrost timer is usually found behind the front grill "toe kick" of the refrigerator. It may also be found behind a cover plate inside the refrigerator or freezer, in the temperature control console, or behind the refrigerator near the compressor.
To test whether the defrost timer is simply failing to advance, locate the advance screw and turn it clockwise until you hear it click. This advances it to the next mode. If it was cooling before, it is now in defrost mode. Simply wait about 35 minutes and check whether it has left defrost mode and has resumed cooling (listen for the compressor). If it does not advance, the timer motor is probably bad and the entire timer needs to be replaced. If it advances as it should, then you can follow the steps below to test the switch electrically.
The timer is usually held in place with one or more screws. Remove the screws and gently pull the timer out far enough to disconnect the wiring connector. The connector can be removed by firmly pulling and rocking it left and right. It is not necessary to note the position of the wires because the connector plug is keyed so that it can be replaced in only one way.

Take care.

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The freezer is running and cold, the refrigerator seems to be getting warmer like as if the cold isn't transferring. Is there a fan suppose to be running or what?


It is quite common for a refrigerator to begin the first signs of a defrost problems once he fresh Food section begins to warm. Auto Dampers are an additional component to check while searching for the true reason for Fresh Food compartment warming. First look inside the freezer compartment and and see if there is a layer of frost building on the rear wall. If yes you will need to manually defrost unless you have anothr place to store the freezer goods. Unplug refrigerator and then remove the rear panel of freezer to get a good look at the snow covering your evaporator coils. Defrost with a hair drier. Now we need to look for the cause Auto Damper, Click here for the photo location of these parts=> MSD2756GEW Controls Section the adaptive defrost control is most likely the problem and is listed in the photo as location 13 and the auto damper

61005971 Damper Control Assembly

61005988 Adaptive Defrost Assembly
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The Auto Damper model refrigerator has two controls and both have capillary sensing.

The Auto Damper controls the fresh food temperature and the Freezer Temperature
Control guides the freezer temperature. The fresh food compartment temperature is maintained by a damper assembly located at the back of the temperature control housing. Changes in air temperature cause the damper door to open and close. A control rod and gear connect the fresh
food control knob to the damper control.

Turning the fresh food control knob to the coldest position increases the flow of freezer air into the fresh food section. The freezer compartment temperature control warms at a faster rate and cools at a slower rate, increasing the compressor run time necessary to maintain a satisfied freezer temperature control.

Click Here=> Here is how to test a Maytag MSD2756GEW Auto Damper

There is always other possiilities but I see two other things that may cause this and that is the defrost heater with defrost Thermostat=> 61006199 Defrost Heater Assembly

I know this was long and possibly confusing but please ask if you should have questions or one on one assistance, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Sep 14, 2011 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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The automatic defrost cycle is not working in freezer. Can this just be low on freon and making it freeze up? I can defrost and refrigerator will work fine till it freezes up again.


Most times on your model it is the ADC or adaptive defrost control. Part number 13 in photo here=> MSD2756GEW Maytag Refrigerator Control Panel This is behind your controls inside your fresh food compartment.
61005988 Adaptive Defrost Assembly
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When the fresh food compartment begins to get too cold is usually when the part #8 in that photo goes bad and that is called the auto air damper
61005971 Damper Control Assembly
More on that part next time. I believe you will be fine once the ADC is changed, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Mar 19, 2011 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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The freezer over freezers then defrosts its self


There is a electronic part inside of the fresh food compartment behind the Control Panel that is most likely responsible for this=> 61005988 Adaptive Defrost Control
Click here for photo location of the => 61005988 Adaptive Defrost Control The way you explain I believe you are saying it freezes over and then decides to defrost. The defrost thermostat and defrost heater also maybe the reason. I go by the odds but in your case the ADC causes a more erratic symptom's


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61006199 Defrost Heater Assembly

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Sometimes these projects seem harder than usual but I will be here to guide you through the repair. Just remember to unplug refrigerator before working on any electrical parts, Please rate my solution, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

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Where is the defrost timer on a maytag msd2556aew refridgerator?


HI. This unit is not equipped with a traditional timer. Your unit has, what is called an Adaptive defrost control board. This device is used to regulate the defrosting cycle, and heater assembly. The part number is 61005988, and it is located in the control housing section of the unit, just above the heat shield section.

Click here to see a picture of the module.

Oct 31, 2009 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

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Model # MSD2757AEW this is a side by side, the


Because you mentioned that last week you had an ice problem I need to ask was anything done to fix or check the defrost system? The number one reason for this is the Adaptive Defrost Control part number 61005988 If this is OK then we need to check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. The ADC is located inside the fresh food compartment and behind the control panel used to adjust the temperatures in the freezer and refrigerator. I will be here if you need my help, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Adaptive Defrost Assembly P/N: 61005988

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How do you get the adaptive defrost assembly out?


"adaptive defrost" ---- You don't take it out... it is a function of the main board. Do you mean removing the board or defrost heater?

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Refrigerator Defrost Troubleshooting


you cannot do this
just check the defrost heater and the bi metal, if they check good then the adaptive defrost control is bad

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If freezer fan is working then it is not automatically defrosting.it's either the defrost thermostat or the heater.

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Please disconnect power from your refrigerator before attempting the following! You will likely need an adaptive defrost board for your refrigerator. The defrost thermostat and heater is only available as an assembly and can be checked while the unit is freezing by checking the resistance with a multimeter. there should be some resistance to the heater assembly but not infinite. If the resistance is high then the heater assembly will have to be replaced. Your model has an adaptive defrost board located in the upper right hand back portion of the control panel in the refrigerator side. This cover is removed by placing your fingers in the 2 indentations at the back of the cover one on the left and one on the right and pulling down and forward. Once the cover is off there are a couple of screws directly above the lights which have to be removed and a couple of hex head screws behind the number faceplate and on the back wall near the water filter. Once these are removed the whole housing will come down the board is at the far back right. It will either be a bare circuit board or a small white box. Just unplug it and replace it with a new one. This will correct 99% of the defrost problems on this line of refrigerators.

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