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Our 2006 Maytag Jenair refrigerator model JFC2089HES ser# 11909222JL will not coll. The display has 60 degrees freezer and 75 refig compartment. I unplugged the unit to try to "rest" but that did not work. I tried seting to 0 and 37 and after ~5 seconds the display goes bback to 60 and 75. Is there anything else I can try before calling for service?

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Sounds like the evap fan is not running. The fan takes cold air from the freezer to cool the refer compartment. If the freezer is cold the compressor is running. Generally the freezer will stay cold since the cooling coils are there but it must have the fan working to get the air up to the refer area. Pull everything out the freezer and take the back panel off to view the coils and fan, etc. It's a simple easy job to change the fan. If you find the coils are a total block of ice then it's another problem... the defrost cycle isn't working. Sooo... see if the fan is running in the freezer compartment first. See for fan location, item 18 is the fan motor. Let us know what you find out.

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Problem seems to be solved. I unplugged it for a short time and plugged it back in. I'm guessing it needed to be re-set.

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Please remember the refrigeration side is a empty box the cooling is coming from the freezer side using a fan blowing through a hole cover by a slide and you can slide this cover wide open for colder in the refrigeration side or less as you wish. Hope this can help. God Bless.

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It sounds to me like you're going to have to do some serious electrical checking. There are two electrical solenoid water control valves right behind of the fiber cover where your water line connects to the refrigerator. One solenoid valve is for the water dispenser and the other is for the ice maker. They are mounted together, side by side, on the same metal mounting plate. You two sets of terminals on each solenoid. one set on each solenoid should be hot (register line voltage) when tested between the terminal and ground. the other set of terminals connect two the switches in the water dispenser and ice maker. If have someone push the dispenser switch while you have your ear close to the solenoids, you should hear a clicking sound. I have never seen both of the solenoid valves go bad at the same time. I believe you have a power supply problem to the solenoid assembly itself.

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There are several possibilities on your model. Compressor start components and Adaptive defrost Control. I would like you to pull away from wall and unplug , rempove the cover over compressor and feel the compressor to tell me if warm, hot or too hot to keep your hand there, Waiting for your response, Sea Breeze

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