I have a Maytag Plus Side by Side refrigerator and the bottom of the freezer keeps icing up to the point that I have to end up chipping out the ice on a monthly basis. It also ends up leaking on the kitchen floor. The fridge works fine and the rest of the freezer is no problem
I just had the Maytag repair man out and he wanted to replace to parts after defrosting the freezer.
Over $300. He did not have the parts with him.
I am now in the process of using a hair dryer, even tough it is 107 here today. Ice was totally covering the coils under the back panel in the freezer. Easy to take out. Just remove the shelves and you will see it.
If you don't totally get all the ice out it will build up even faster.
He claims this will give us 2 weeks or so while the parts on on order.
I now have all the ice I can see removed, I just hope it is out of the tube above the coils.
I have all my food, lots of good steaks, I want to put back in the freezer.
The original problem seemed to be the refrigerator was not working but the freezer seemed to be. Well, it just faked me out because it was just a fan or ?? I heard in the freezer. Wish me luck...MJ
We had the same problem; soon your other side of the fridge will start to not cool as well. A circuit board had to be replaced per the Sears repair guy. Cost was about $270 but our icemaker doesn't work so well still. The ice cubes are hollow and it doesn't churn as well.
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SOUNDS LIKE U MAY HAVE A BAD DEFROST TIMER, CAUSING THE COIL TO ICE UP, AN SINCE THE COIL ICES UP THERE IS NO AIR PASSING TRU TO KEEP THE FREEZER COLD AN THE FRIDGE COOLER, THE FAN MAY BE WORKING BUT IS NOT MOVING ANY AIRE TRU IT, BECAUSE THE BLOCKEAGE
clear it again and then go underneith and make the drain hose to shape like a j-trap and it will fix the problem ,,, if you have to, cut a piece of clothes hanger and slide it up the hose and then shape it / larry
your thermostat is faulty you will have to replace it if you keep doing what you are doing your gas will run out ok go to your local appliace shop and give them the model number and they should get you one cheap
You have a plugged defrost drain. easiest way to fix it is unload freezer compartment defrost all of the ice, then remove the 2 screws that hold the rear cover in place about half way down the back wall. once this is removed use hot water to flush out the aluminum evap pan at the bottom of the coil. once it is cleared i will usually pur a little bleach in to kill any algae build up.\
be sure to unplug the refrig and use caution not to cut your self on the evap coil as the fins are very sharp..