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Maytag french door fridge no cooling in fridge section

Fridge warm, freezer works. Power is on, digital displays working.
Husband out of town-help!
Purchased used-less than 2 years old-no owners manual.

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  • rllockman Jun 30, 2008

    Didn't see any frost at back of freezer, but could have been ice behind panel? Unplugged, let sit overnight-still same problem, and not much evidence of melted ice.
    I have read many comments on internet from owners of same type of fridge to the effect that this is a common breakdown and attribute it to a bad defroster fan which is inside the panel at back of freezer. I need to fix this myself, but not sure how to remove panel with ice maker in the way. The owner's manual I downloaded is for idiots and doesn't include any schematics(of course!) Any idea where they could be obtained?


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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jun 30, 2008

    no i don't know where you can find one. Maytag keeps their technical info locked down so you have to call their service people. 

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