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Model Maytag MTB2156DE: Was in storage for 1 year. hooked up now and icemaker does not make ice. Freezer does not seem to be as cold as it should be. Not sure if I have a problem with the solonoid at the back that meters water into the icemaker or the refrigerator has lost coolant in storage or ?

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Good day,
Check the freezer temperature. If it is much above 10 degrees then the ice maker will lock out. That is by design.
If it is too warm freezer temperature, check to see if you can hear the fan running in the freezer compartment. If it checks O.K. the go to the bottom rear of the machine and see if the condenser cooling fan is running. Both have a tendency to freeze up after extended off periods. Sometimes, just flicking the blade will get them going. If not, the faulty one must be replaced.
If everything is running and has been for 24 hours or more, then yes, a lose of refrigerant is possible, and you will need the services of a trained service tech.

I would ignore the ice maker problem, until the freezer temperature issue is resolved, since if the machine is over 5 years of age, the factory warranty has expired leaving you with a pricey problem.

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