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Maytag model msd2142arw, side by side fridge. freezer works great, maybe too good, i keep hard liquor in the freezer and it froze the southern comfort, fridge does't work. this has happened before, a few years ago and i call a repairman. he said something froze up and the fridge has worked fine ever since.

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SOURCE: Zanussi fridge freezer - fridge not working

The defrost cycle is not happening like it should, that's what causes the block of ice (and poor air flow). If you have all that defrosted look at the defrost bi-metal, it usually is a small round disk with a couple wires coming out of it and it's clipped on the coils. When it's cold enough, it passes electricity to the heat elements, when it gets hot enough it "opens" and kills power to the heat elements. If that is bad (swollen cracked or bloated) and not passing electricity to the elements that's the problem. Another item would be the defrost timer itself, if it doesn't work (no clock motor turning) then it will never go into defrost. And the last and usually least expected failure would be the heat element themselves not working

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag fridge w/bottom freezer

since no one is answering I do have some knowledge, check the defrost thermostat, which puts the unit in defrost mode to melt small frost build-ups, also check seal on your door to make sure you are not getting warm air leaking into freezer, good luck

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag refrigerator Model MZD2766GEW

You need a new Adaptive Control - part number 61005988.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: amana side-by-side fridge freezer only cold at the bottom

yes the evap fan in the frezer should be running when the compressor is running[it may not for a minute or so as it starts up.Amana's are good for the connectors at the evap fan motor comming apart.the connectors are white and will look like its together but when you pull it will come apart.i would always cut the connector out and use a wire nut so wont happen again.if any other questions please email thru FixYa and i will be glad to help. God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer has bad smell, cleaned entire fridge and

For odors in the refrigerator/freezer try baking soda or, for tougher odors, try Fridge Aid deodorizer, also available in the accessories section of our website. on  www.repairclinic.com

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: my maytag fridge model number msd2657hes wont cool

you have defrost problem

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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