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I have maytag freezer MTB 1894 AR. Top freezer accumulates ice and it stops cooling inside lower section. It starts cooling again once accumulated ice melts. I am wondering what is the reason and the water from the ice doesnot leak( wher it goes inside the fridge.) Would it be the seal for the top door or a sensor to regulate humidity?

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If concave is severe you will have to replace door. You can try to alleviate a slight gap by using a hairdryer and blowing hot air on the gasket in the area of the gap....move the dryer in up and down motions and the gasket will expand! Just make sure that there is no ice pressing against the door inner first! Oshie

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Look for frost accumulated inside the louvers at the back panel, top and bottom. If you see it, remove food from freezer and put in ice chest. Take out shelves, get hair dryer and warm the backside of the freezer, directing air down the louvers. Then leave to sit for 4-6 hours with the freezer door open. Put towels in the bottom of the freezer to catch any melted ice.
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