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Maytag MSD2454GR Freezer not freezing and fridge not getting cold... there is a click we hear then like 8 seconds of something happening maybe?? then another click... freezer wont freeze and refrigerator wont cool.  fan is blowing.  thats it.

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Hi,

If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions:

  • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor

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Goodluck..


Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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It sounds to me that its having a problem with the refrigerant. But this may not be the case. It could be a Cooler Control board for the unit has had a malfunction. If i were you i would call a service technician to come take a look they usually can come in the first day. The clicking as you call it, is when the compressor is building up and wanting to blow the cold air. This constant clicking and wanting to turn on could actually cause more damage to the unit. As it seems to me maybe there is a refrigerant leak that needs to be addressed. I have seen this happen many times in my 5 years as a home appliance technician for sears. So if i were you id call a technician as soon as you can to have it service as to prevent more costly damage.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    if it is just refrigerant and they need to fill it, it will cost maybe 30-50 dollars. If anything needs to be repaired it could be up to $200. If its under warranty its all free. But everything you describe sounds to me like your refrigerant has just run dry. Let me know if i can further assist you in your problem.


    Thank you,

    Nathan

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    coolguy we had it covered if you read they say that it clicks and fan blows. please stick to your expertise. instead of copying and pasting another experts solution.

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Check the compressor...no gas in compressor means Freezer not freezing

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Does the unit shut off after the click??
and did u try for a reset?

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You may need to recharge the condenser unit.

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compressor relay shot. needs ground wire to frame of fridge also.

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