The Maytag has started making a fairly loud gear-grinding, rattely, clock-mechanism sounding noise coming from the top of the frige side, behind a panel on the roof of the interior above the lights. It runs quite a while then goes silent. I don't yet see any indication of operation problems. What's up?
John, since you have an adaptive defrost board and not a mechanical timer you can rule that out. It's more than likely your auto-damper motor and gear making the noise. As long as you are cooling ok, it's still opening and closing. Down the road it could fail in the open or closed position, giving you freezing conditions in the refer or no cool in the refer. It's not a bad job to replace, just a pain to get at it. part number for the damper 61005044. Catriver..post back
Maytag 61005988 Adaptive Defrost Timer Assembly. It controls the defrosting od the coils. See below what happens when it goes out.
John or anyone, can you please show me where to find the Defrost Heater Sensor Disc and provide a part number? My Maytag SidebySide is was making the noise for a month and now the fridge side is no longer cold (58°F). Also, I am going to replace the Adaptive Defrost Board as this is ultimately what failed due to the faulty Sensor Disc.
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