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Maytag refrigerator side-by-side model MSD2756GE freezer is working fine, but refrigerator is not cooling. can not hear a fan blowing from freezer to refrigeration side.

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    My 5-6 year old refrigerator is also having the same problem (model MSD2756GE). The Freezer is still pretty cold, but the refrigerator side is not very cold. I can't hear a fan blowing in my refrigerator either. Any answers to what I should do? I REALLY need help and as soon as possible, so please help me out!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    freezere works great, refrigerator stays at 40 degrees



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Remove the baskets and shelves in the freezer and remove the rear panels after shutting the fridge down. If you see heavy frost on the coils then the defrost model needs replaced. If not, check the that the fans runs, and then that the thermostat works and then that the damper that allows the air to the fridge compartment is opening correctly.

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