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Bad Coil ?

Maytag Side by side MSD2456 DE - Bad Coil During the summer of 2006 our refrigerator stopped working on and off. It made a loud humming noise ending with a loud clunking noise and shut down. We had a repair man come out and he told us that the freezer coil was going bad and it would cost too much to replace it. He also mentioned that we should start looking for a new frig. He showed by husband the coil that was frozen at the top but as you looked downward it was not frozen. While we still have the frig, it continues to make this horrid sound on and off. We are now in the summer of 2007 and are afraid that it will stop working again because of the warmer temps. < >It is still very nice. We purchased it in 2004 and would like to sell it in order to buy a new one but we want to make and effort to repair it. Do you have any suggestions?

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We just spent $389 to have the compressor replaced on our side by side. Cheaper than another $1500 for a new one. Plus, we got a 2 yr. warranty with the new compressor. better than the one year with a new fridge.... I would repair it. Also, while they repair the compressor, have them by-pass the yoder. They will know what this is, and shouldn't cost any more since they are already doing the compressor. We thought long and hard... should we but new or Fix. We chose to have it fixed and are glad we did. Hope this helps.

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The prob.sounds like a compressor prob.the motor in laymans terms.yes you probably would be better of shopping around now.before it totaly goes on you.comp.are more on the exp.side.

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