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ICE BUILD UP IN THE FREEZER

HOW DO I FIND THE HOSE AND DRAIN PLUG FOR THE FREEZER?

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  • anne reagan Feb 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. But I can't find the defrost timer on my bottom-drawer Maytag. Where is it?

  • anne reagan Feb 20, 2009

    I can't find the defrost timer on my bottom-drawer Maytag (need to adjust it because food side warm, freezer side cold and icy). Does anyone know where it is located? No manual addresses this.

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If you are having ice build up in the freezer, the problem is likely to be the defrost timer. That timer turns on heating elements and melts the ice and the melt runs downd into a tray under the bottom of the cabinette where heat from the condensor evaporates it into the air. Look and see if there is any information in your manual or online Maytag books or service information as to where the timer is located. Most can be turned by hand and that may let you change it to defrost mode until the ice is gone and prove that it is the timer that is bad.
Good luck,
Glenn

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