20 Most Recent Maytag MSD2657H Side by Side Refrigerator Questions & Answers


Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold



Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

Its defrost problem.--------- When you open the freezer door, then ice starts getting defrosted, because outside temperature is warm and due to that inside ice gets bit melted.--------- -------------- The working procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. ----------- The damper is operated by a motor.Its a complete damper assembly with motor included in it.--The damper has door.Which closes and open with the help of motor.In your case the damper door is blocked by ice, because your refrigerator is not defrosting.But when you open the freezer door, the inside ice gets bit warm and it starts melting and this lets the fridge section get cool.------------------- In this case you will have to manually defrost the ice and inspect, if the problem solves.For manual defrost procedure, click the link below:-------- Click this below for more detail:--- http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html ----------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011

Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking same part needs replaced.The water valve at the bottom rear of fridge
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

Hi Louisa. Welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
The symptom your describing is usually caused by the air damper assy. failing to close. It can however be caused by a bad thermistor. There are 4 models of this unit that end in HEB, HEQ, HES, and HEW. I am using the model number MSD2657HEB and the parts that can cause your problem are the damper (item 7) this ink:
or the thermistor (Item 18) of the above link.

It could also be caused by the control itself (Item 13) but I doubt that at this time. I seriously believe it will either be the Thermistor or the Damper.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011

Sorry I can't help but check on line for your service manual.

Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010

control panel needs replace

Maytag MSD2657H... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009

The handle screws probably are hidden behind the plastic door liner which would have to be removed to gain access.

Maytag... | Answered on Jan 10, 2021

Spray it with kitchen cleaner. Scrub it with a Scotchbrite pan scourer to remove oxidisation. Spray it again, rub, rinse, and dry. Rub Vaseline on it. It will probably outlast you.

If it did fail, the copper tube will pit and let the refrigerant gas leak out slowly until one day you find it isn't cooling. A refrigeration engineer could replace the pipe and re-gas it, but at 18 years old, it would be time to treat yourself to a new one.

Whoever did the soldering didn't wipe off the flux, which is acidic.

Maytag... | Answered on Dec 27, 2020

The ice maker is defective and should be repaired/replaced.

Maytag... | Answered on Dec 10, 2020

The defrost water drainage and evaporation system is malfunctioning.

Maytag... | Answered on Dec 10, 2020


Maytag... | Answered on Nov 30, 2020

probably needs freon added and you need a tech for that

Maytag... | Answered on Nov 21, 2020


Maytag... | Answered on Oct 31, 2020

You have a bad main control board if u push any button it’s just flashing u need to replace main board located on back side of the fridge

Maytag... | Answered on Oct 05, 2020

Firstly open the back of the refrigerator's back and check the refrigerator evaporator to excess the fan if there is fan cover present remove it with the screwdrivers. Then unplug the fan from the refrigerator with the help of tools like screwdrivers, and 1 thing to keep in mind to remove all the connections before removing.

Maytag... | Answered on May 30, 2020

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