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Maytag mfd2561he bottom freezer

My refrigerstor isn't cooling, but my freezer is fine.

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    Refrigerator is not working at all while the freezer is fine.

  • jdhyun Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. Did you notice if the white vertical bar between the doors is also very hot? The temperature in my refrigerator is hotter than the room it is in. I waiting for the serviceman to show up.

  • mikeb714 Aug 16, 2008

    My problem is identical, but my model number is slighlty different. I havve a MFD2560HEB, circa 2005. Can I hope that the solution you posed here is likely to work for my unit too?

  • smcteague Nov 02, 2008

    My problem is identical, vertical bar is hot, freezer works fine and the fridge is not getting cold at all!!



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I had the same problem. I removed the rear panel of the freezer (4 screws), removed ice maker, and found the evaporator fan that blows cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator was bad. I removed old fan and began calling around for the replacement part. Turns out the original encased fan motor went bad because the motor was encased and condensation caused the motor to go bad. The new motor came with brackets and new unenclosed motor. Took 1 screw driver and about 1-2 hours of work. Make sure power and water is off before working on unit.

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