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Coil is Freezing Up

I have a Maytag Model# MSD2758GEW Side by Side Fridge. The coil keeps freezing up. I had the repairman out who replaced several components but insisted the problem was not low freon. The problem was never fixed & now it's not in warranty. Now it only takes 24 hours to freeze up. I have to remove the cover plate and defrost with a hair dryer. What can I do. The fridge is only 3 years old and I paid 1800.00 for it.

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    My coil freezes and I have to defrost it with a hair dryer...too frequently.

    Won't buy anothe Maytag. [email protected]

  • baby-popcorn Dec 16, 2008

    same problem here. fridge isnt cool at all. coils are frozen after 2 days after we defrost with a little utility heater. the repairman changed a computer board that was in the upper fridge area. but the problem is still there.

  • lneejr Dec 21, 2008

    in the freezer behind the bottom panle always freezes into a ice block. I have defrosted it before but after about a week it starts to freeze again.



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I have this ame problem,refrig temp 55 and the freezer coils freezing,ordered adaptive defrost control board and the defrost heater assembly,

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MWKT, did the service tech replace the adaptive defrost board? By your post it sounds like a defrost problem. Check out the pic, this is the adaptive defrost board. I find that the heater and bi-metal usually don't fail on these models and the board is the culprit. back

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