Question about Refrigerators
Are the coils icing up?? probably adaptive defrost board is bad or a timer is stuck. if your handy with a voltmeter(do the following with the power off) dissemble the freezer panel verify the play of the fan blade if a little stuck your fans stuck now put your voltmeter in the continuity mode or audible beep. locate the defrost element disconnect the two wires now put one lead the the heater assembaly (look for the metal prong) and the other lead on the other side it scould start to beep (the voltmeter) if it dosen't beep defrost element is bad change it and the defrost thermostat also.
Posted on May 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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
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
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