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Maytag frig problems...

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Hi!

I am the not so proud owner of a 3-year-old Maytag refrigerator, model MTB2156GE. The interior of this thing has been assuming room temperature, both in the fresh food section and freezer. No Gouda!

First thing I did in my pathetic attempt at home frig repair, was clean the condenser coil. This accomplished nothing of course, but while in the area I did note that the condenser fan was spinning and the compressor running (also quite warm to the touch).

Next up was to jump online for a visit to The Samurai School of Appliantology… After reading a few of the more relevant posts, I then visited a few internet porn sites. Embolden by said porn sites, I decided to take another look at my naughty naughty Maytag. Found that there was some (very little actually) ice build up on the back wall of the freezer. Also noticed that the fan that normally runs in the freezer was not blowing. Thinking that the fan might only run when the door is closed, I crawled inside the freezer and closed the door behind me. Even in the darkness of the compartment, I could easily tell that the fan was not operating.

Would a bad defroster timer also cause the freezer fan to quit?

At present, the temp controls for both frig sections are turned to the lowest settings and I have towels wrapped around the base of the unit to catch any dripping condensate and Popsicle goo.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you might provide!!

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I would remove the back wall tof the freezer o see the frost pattern on the evaperator coil.  If it is not cogged the fan not running could be your problem.  Or the coil might be blocked with so much ice it has the fan motor jammed if your defrost system were out. If the box were in defrost the fan would not be running but neither would the compressor nor cond. fan motor.

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Fan was bad bad bad. Many thanks!!

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Welcome, welcome, welcome....LOL

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