My Maytag mod. MSD2656dew has stopped cooling everywhere but started with the refrigerator side,then the upper freezer. Now the lower freezer is at 35degs. The fan inside sounds like it's working but I don't feel much air flow.
The fan by the compressor is running, but the compressor only runs for 5 or ten sec. at the most,then clicks off.
It does this several times every couple of minutes after it's first turned on, then stops.The compressor is warm, but not hot.I dont see any ice in the vents either, but have not removed any internal covers. It does seem to be making ice, but very slowly. This problem started after the refrig. door was left partially open several times due to a shelf in the door hanging up.
I have a similar problem with my Maytag freezer-on-the-top model. The fan is running and the compressor runs from six to ten seconds, then shuts off. Neither the refrigerator nor freezer is cool anymore. I have tried leaving it unplugged for ten minutes, then plugged in again, but have the same problem.
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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of
a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go
you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to
start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do
rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Your PTC relay is bad and needs to be replaced. It is on the side of the compressor that connects the wires to it. Cost is about 50 maytag price or you could go with a 3 in 1 cost about 15. If you need any help get back with me and can walk you though it. Ken
Click on the link and you will see where your defrost timer and themostat is. without being there to hear the noises start there. See if the fan in the freezer and the fan behind at the bottom of the refrigerator in the back are working and you get good air flow. You are in luck because you have a mechanical defrost timer vs. a computer one but start there. to turn the compressor on and off there will be an access hole to the timer that you can use a screw driver on to slowly turn it to tun on the compressor...you will hear it come on. Leave it there once it comes on and if it cools properly for 6 to 8 hours and then stops cooling again your timer my be sticking in defrost. replace it. sometimes fans run intmittantly so dont forget to check them out...let me know here is the link...good luck....copy and past from http to the end.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=MSD2732GRQ&productCategoryId=0165000&brandId=3048&modelName=MAYTAG-REFRIGERATION&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=CONTROLS (MSD2732GRQ/W)&documentId=M0310671&backToLink=Return to Sub Components list
have actually been having the same problem. We have a Maytag MTB2156GEQ
and it hasn't been cooling well at all lately. Temp in the fridge is
about 52 degrees even on the highest setting. The freezer seems to be
fine. I pulled off the back panel and vacuumed out the condensor coil
and everything else under there. I then pulled out the control panel on
the ceiling of the fridge. The channel between the freezer and fridge
was almost completely blocked with ice. I cleaned it out by taking out
the back panel of the freezer and pouring hot water down through the
hole until it was clear. that seem fix the issue.
I have a Maytag msd2422gr side-by-side that has gradually stopped cooling 2 or 3 times.
The solution is cheap and easy: Your unit isn't cooling because the space in which the fan is housed is so full of ice you are getting no cold air circulation. The compressor and everything else is functioning, but the cold that is being produced is blocked by ice. All you need to do is to unplug the unit and entirely unload the freezer. Locate a panel with vent slots on the back wall of the freezer compartment that covers the fan. It is held on by about 4 screws. Lift out the panel and behold the glacier of ice covering the coils. You might want to use a hair dryer or space heater to hasten the melting, but I would warn against trying to chip or break it out because you will probably ruin or puncture an important part.
Once all the ice is gone, reassemble and plug it back in. As I recall, it takes a few minutes for the compressor to get going again, but be patient because, if there was ice, that was your problem and if it is now gone, that is your solution. It can't help but work. And from now on, you know to be careful not over-load and block those vent slots in the back of your freezer. If all else fails go here and get great, free help and every part you could possibly need: http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/RepairHelp.aspx