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Both compartments not cooling

Both compartments are not cooling. Power is running to refrig, ligths go on and off. Digital temperature buttons displaying dashes instead of numbers like usual, and cannot be adjusted. Fan is not blowing, even when push light button (door closed). Please help!

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  • aimless55303 Nov 18, 2008

    My Maytag MCD2257HES is approx 3 years old. Within the first 6 months
    the ice maker stopped working, we had it repaired, and then it quit
    again. This morning I got up to make breakfast and everything in my
    freezer was thawed. The fridge was also warm. The digital readings had
    dashes. I unplugged the fridge, and re-plugged it in. The fridge
    started running immediately, and I was able to set the temp controls.
    Upon returning from work, the unit was again not cooling, and there
    were dashes on the readout. I threw EVERYTHING away, and vacuumed
    everything I could. Now, about two hours later it is still running, but
    I don't trust it to last.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Neither side of my 4 year old Maytag MZD2665HES are cooling.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    Same problem here. "Reboot" cured it, at least for the last 20 minutes.

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It sounds like the control board may be gone. If there are no fans running or the compressor running then it will never cool of course. I don't think it's stuck in defrost mode since you say the display shows dashes vice numbers. Go to this site for diagrams, etc. Item 11 is the controls section. http://tinyurl.com/3533ao

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