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My Maytag bought at Sears MSD2756AE startedd getting warm. I found it was frosted / frozen in the freeezer compartment. I defrosted the freezer and things seemed to retrurn to mostly normal but the fridge section of the machine was running warmer even though the setting was above (colder) normal. Now the fridge is getting warmer above 40 degrees and climbing. There are 2 plastic pieces which appear to be long plastic strips which fell out of the fridge portion when I went to take it apart (the machine had been previously serviced a few years ago for not working a part was replaced under warranty at that time. These parts have on the back side symbols and letters first symbol appears to look like an evergreen tree with arrows going up and down in a circular clockwise direction followed by >PS-HI< 78221 this is on the back of these two pieces 4 times. These don't appear to fit in the fridge anywhere. When we went to take the shelving sections in the fridge apart they just all fell into themselves without taking anmore than the top piece out. So I have no idea where (if) these parts go somewhere or not. The frige temp is still climbing and I have concerns as to what could be causing this. The freezer which was running at 0 degrees is now at -10 dgrees. I am questioning the defrost control on the freezer but am also questioning the fan which transfers cool air to the fridge portion as although the "flapper is moving it doesn't appear to be opening and closing fully or regularly. It does appear to be opening but only patially. This fridge was purchased new and from day one made an odd occasional clunking sound which stopped completely after I defrosted the freeer. I can't afford to replace this appliance at the moment and have been looking for a manual for this machine so I can do some effective troubleshooting. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am now at a loss. complogic1@yahoo.com Ian Fraser

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  • complogic1 Nov 14, 2010

    Thank you for the info i will try this tomorrow and see what i find out

    If it does work then I will be happy until the next problem with this Maytag piece of *

  • complogic1 Nov 14, 2010

    While we work on adding the Maytag MSD2756AEB Refrigerator manual, let's solve your problem

  • complogic1 Nov 14, 2010

    the site about the manuals does not work i have tried 6 different attempts with different manuals and come up with the same comment. Please wait etc.

  • complogic1 Nov 14, 2010

    Thanks for the info I will try it tomorrow.

  • complogic1 Nov 14, 2010

    By the way the link to the manual site does NOT work they just come back saying please wait while we try and find a copy of this manual.

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Hi,


Thank you for contacting Fixya.com.


First let me help you with the internet link where you can find the exact manual for your fridge. http://www.manualsonline.com/ex/thread/view/idThread/3667718
The defrost thermostat is the correct part to be questioned in the issue your are facing. It contacts open at approximately +43°F. And close at approximately +15°F.The defrost thermostat has a 240K ohm resistor connected internally across the two terminals.
This resistor permits checking the defrost heater when the evaporator temperature is +15°F. or higher. You should also test the ADC. Before you do the ADC test, turn the Freezer Control all the way COLD, so that the Compressor is running. That way, you'll be able to tell when (and if) the ADC Relay clicks the Compressor off and should switch the Defrost Heater on. Also check the air-return vent behind the centre crisper drawer, there should be"cellophane" "flapper door" that you can see how much air is flowing: The Damper Door 1" x 4" plastic door Sears Parts $ 44 Repair Clinic $ 34.Therefore the three parts that you need to look for are:

Bad defrost timer, Bad defrost heater (in freezer), Bad thermo switch in freezer.

Please get back to us if you have any further query.

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I'll send you some diagrams by email
Let me know if you need additional assistance after that.
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