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In our basement where the freezer is located, there was a lot of white mist in the air. Our freezer no longer works. The fan is on and light but no cooling. It is only four months old. Could all of the coolent have leaked out?

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  • Michael Thyfault Aug 05, 2007

    There is an oily substance that I found under the freezer. My sense is that possibly it is from the cooling tubes. A repairman from Maytag is scheduled for Aug. 16. It is frustrating to wait for two weeks, but what can we do?

    Cheers and Thanks,




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That is very possible if the fan and compressor are running. the best thing you can do is call maytag. its only 4 months old and is there problem to fix. Good Luck

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