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karen54  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:47:31 PM(UTC)
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I hope this isn't showing twice but I didn't see my reply when I came back to this thread. It's a Kenmore model # 59679142990
Gene  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:05:36 PM(UTC)
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What was the original problem with your fridge?

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karen54  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:32:52 PM(UTC)
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The original problem was that the refrigerator section was not getting cool.
Freezer section was fine. We replaced the defrost timer, hoping to solve the problem. But the cooled air still isn't blowing through air vents in frig section, in fact just about no air, cooled or otherwise, comes out of the air vent in fridge section unless freezer air vent is covered or freezer door is opened.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:34:42 PM(UTC)
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Did you see frost on the back panel in the freezer?

If you did, then the problem is a faulty defrost system. Go to the first post for the troubleshooting instructions.

If there is no frost, then most likely the problem is a bad damper control.

- The part number for the damper control is AP100860

Gene.
karen54  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:44:59 PM(UTC)
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Thank you very much. That's what my husband thought it might be but since he doesn't have an owners manual since it's actually my daughters fridg which came with her house, he wasn't sure. Appreciate all your help. Let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.
abbie  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:25:13 PM(UTC)
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The evaporator fan DRAWS warm air from the return vents at the top of the fridge section through the evaporator coils from the bottom section of the fridge[warm air rising]. Then the air is cooled going through the evaporator and then blown down to the bottom section through the cold air vent[cold air sinks] this is how the air cycles in a refrigerator.
abbie  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:37:35 PM(UTC)
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Was the fan ever changed?If so maybe the fan is turning in the wrong direction or the blade was broken and replaced with the wrong one.[different type fins]..
redmanf1  
#18 Posted : Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:44:26 AM(UTC)
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I have a Maytag refrigerator model MSD2756DEW and it is about 5 years old. It is not cooling very well on the frig side but cold on the freezer side. I looked and it is froze (ice) on the back wall. I looked for the screw to trip the defrost cycle but ended up turning the screw on the temp control assy. I tried to turn it back about where I thought it was. Is there a way to trip the defrost cycle?
Also if I check the defrost wire and it seems fine would a safe bet be the adaptive defrost part # 13?

Model MSD2756DEW

Thanks for any help
Nelson
Gene  
#19 Posted : Saturday, January 19, 2008 3:47:23 PM(UTC)
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Hi Nelson,

A faulty adaptive defrost control is one of the most common problem with all Maytag refrigerators.

In your situation, the first thing I would do is replace the adaptive defrost control. Also you have to defrost whatever already has been built up. Just unplug the fridge for at least 12 hours with the freezer door kept open. Otherwise it will take a few days to automatically defrost it.

- The part number for the adaptive defrost control is AP3160614

Gene.
Thanster  
#20 Posted : Friday, March 21, 2008 12:22:49 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Gene for making this wonderful guide. Last week my GE profile fringe had this exact problem. I followed the troubleshooting steps and sure enough I found out that my defrost heater had burned out. I ordered the replacement part and it arrived overnight even using the cheap shipping because the part was shipped from Pennsylvania and I live close by in DC. I replaced the part that same evening and now the problem is fixed! Everyone in the house is impressed with my skillz!
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