Question about Maytag MBR2556KES Stainless Steel (251 cu ft) Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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The refrigerator is not staying cold. I manually defrosted the freezer coils with a hairdryer, afterwords the fridge started cooling again. But, after a few days, the cooling problem is back. It seems like the cold air isn't making it's way from the freezer to the fridge. The fan is working. The freezer is working too. So, am I correct in thinking I need to replace the electric control panel? Or could it be the thermistor?

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First thing to ck ( i would just replace it is defrost thermo pt # ( 67002493 ) and ck the heater pt # 67003426 . and i think you will have solved your problem . how ever were not alway correct so if the problem go on then the main control they cll it the jazz board . the terminator is most likely than the other's and cost less. so first things first .. mm hope this helps . feed back pls ..

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    Thanks! I'll let you know if that works.

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