Black Maytag Side by Side MSD2756AEB 7+ yrs old? Won't stay cold...
Won't stay cold. Won't keep food frozen. Sometimes will make ice. Most of the time, have 2 keep food in freezer to keep it cool enough. Fridge side almost same temp as room temp. Please help. Am old and gray and can't get away. Thanks people.
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Re: Black Maytag Side by Side MSD2756AEB 7+ yrs old?...
Your condenser where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system may be plugged with dust. The condenser is more than likely located in back of the refrigerator behind a removable panel. Remove the panel and clean it out. Reinstall the panel after you have cleaned the condenser.
Check the back wall of the freezer for frost buildup. If there is frost buildup on the back wall it indicates that there is a problem in the defrost circuit.
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HOW OLD IS THE FRIDGE?...WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PULLED IT OUT AND VACUUMED THE REAR INTAKE AND BOTTOM CONDENSER FINS....THE FRIDGE "HAS" TO BREATH TO OPERATE PROPERLY!!! *** THE TEMPERATURE SWITCH COULD BE BAD AS WELL
If, the fresh food section is 34- 38 degrees, then the freezer should be cold enough to keep ice cream solid. All of the cooling capability comes from the freezer section. I, personally, would not waste time or money on a ten year old box. Ten years ago it cost $1000, so, the outlay is $100 per year. Dump the old refrigerator and get a new one.
maybe? yeah but have you checked that the drainage hole is is clean and clear from any trapped dirt, that is sometimes a major problem, it stopped my freezer from functioning for weeks!! but the day i cleared it the water was gone, and the freezer was working as good as new!
You likely have a defrost cycle failure. The freezer's cooling coils need to be frosty and cold so the air that the fan pulls over them can cool the fridge section. If the defrost cycle fails, the coils freeze up to a block of ice and air flow suffers (fridge is about 55 degrees F). The freezer stays cold only because there's a block of ice in there now... sometimes that cold "sinks" to the bottom and only the food at the bottom stays frozen (and can even freeze food at the bottom of the fridge compartment while the rest is warm). To be sure, you'll need to take the rear interior panel off the freezer back wall and check the coils to see if they are frozen solid. If they are then there's a defrost cycle failure. If they are showing a nice white frosty pattern evenly all over the coils then that's normal and maybe the evap fan (right above the coils) is not blowing air up properly or is not working at all. That fan should run if the compressor is running, etc. the only time it doesn't run is during an actual defrost cycle. Once you find out what condition the coils are in it should be simple to direct you further on the problem.