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Re: maytag side by side
Sounds like a compressor problem. Unplug it and check the condenser for cleanliness. Clean if you see any dust build-up. Condenser may be located in back behind a removable panel. be sure to reinstall the panel when you are done. If the compressor is hot allow it to cool off and plug the refrigerator back in. If you get a hum and click from the compressor call for a service tech.
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1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses. 2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds. 3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator. 4. Wait one hour. 5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man. 6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man. also are the coils clean?
1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses. 2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds. 3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator. 4. Wait one hour. 5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man. 6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man. try this and let me know if it helps.
. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on
and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload
relay. Check to see if the
condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no
Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should
How to check stuff> http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
Check to see if the evaporator fan is blowing. Sometimes removing the back panel to expose the fan and hand turning it can make it come back on. If this doesn't work then the fan is bad. Also make sure that there is good circulation to the fridge side. Food can sometimes block air flow.
switch clicks off usually when the compressor is pulling too
many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even
running then its probably not overheating. so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or
the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the
If you hear the compressor try to start then click off, you probably have a bad compressor or a bad relay. If it is less than 5 yrs old the compressor is still covered by warranty and will be replaced free of charge. The relay is only covered for a year. With it being a Maytag, I bet it is compressor. There have been a few models with control board problems that have caused this symptom, but that's not likely to be your problem.