Question about Maytag Refrigerators
Hi. My Maytag side by side freezer / refrigerator has suddenly broken down. Model MZD2766GEW, 6 years old.
The freezer is at 0 degrees F, but the refrigerator section is at 60 degrees F. This happened suddenly. No vents seem to be clogged. The lights are on and I hear something like a fan runnning on the freezer side. Does this mean that something like a fan that should be moving air from the freezer side to the refrigerator side has stopped functioning, and if so what do you think that it would take to fix the problem? I can't get service outside of my own working hours, so I would like to attempt it myself this evening if feasible. Thanks! Andy, in Carrboro, NC
Same problem on a maytag freezer top model. The coils in back of the freezer compartment totally iced up (you have to take the cover off it to fully see it, but icing is pretty obvious even without the cover off...). The defrost timer was rotating OK (you can see it through a hole next to the temp controls; I marker it and watch it for 15 min to verify its moving ...)... Turned out the problem was the defrost element; it showed no continuity and a crimp electrical connection to one the element ends had failed (maybe poor manufacturing). Managed to mouse an OK connection with soldering gun and gooped some hi-temp silicone over it. Its still working OK a month later anyway.
Posted on Nov 21, 2011
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