Question about Maytag MSD2754G Side by Side Refrigerator
Compressor runs, freezer temp at 8 degrees, but refrigerator section temp is at 51 degrees at the coldest setting. Unplugged refrigerator for 8 hours yesterday to thaw any "ice plugs" and got some water on the floor. Fan in back by condenser is also running, and fan behind freezer panel is running. Coils behind the panel in the freezer are frosted up. There doesn't seem to be any air coming out of port in refrigerator section, and the ports are clear.
Check for air flow into the fridge compartment. In these refrigerators,
incoming cold air is ported in at the top left-hand side of the fridge
compartment...the problem has to be with the return air vent inside the beer compartment. The return air port in a Maytag side by side
refrigerator is located behind the crisper drawers in the beer
compartment. Condensation can freeze in a sheet over this port blocking
the return air flow, creating a warm compartment.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
As you have told that,that you have tried defrosting the refrigerator, but still its cooling is not proper, and you have Ice build up the coils. You need to gets the cooling gas levels checked. This may be the only problem, as the compressor you told is running all the time.
Cover all the wiring with plastic and try pouring warm water over the coils ,to open them up.May be this works. Otherwise check the GAS levels. I don't suspect anything else to be worng . If the unit it turning on and cutting of normally.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
Hi Tin Man!
You may have identified the problem with the frosted over freezer coils... are they to the point of being ice encased? In addition to cooling the freezer, this is also the primary source for the refriferator cold air... I would try defrosting the unit again, with it disconnected from power, try and go longer this time, with the doors open.
When you power back up, reset both temp settings to mid-range (5) and let it run at least 8-12 hours to stabilize... try to avoid opening the doors too much while it cools down, and see how it does.
If it still doesn't cool down sufficiently, you may have damaged air control port flaps, not allowing the cold air introduction into the fridge compartment.
This could also be a control/sensor issue, i.e.: the setting knob is malfunctioning, or the temp sensor might be bad, as could the electronic controller.... in other words the info source and control system that directs how the flaps are opened and closed might be at fault.
Refrigerators have become much more sophisticated since the advent of the microchip, but the basics still apply... just try and use the process of elimination to isolate the problem.
Hope this helps and good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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