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Have not used it in about 3 years but other fridge stopped cooling. Plugged it in and it runs and

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:50 AM
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Model Number: MDS2556aeb   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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Have not used it in about 3 years but other fridge stopped cooling. Plugged it in and it runs and cools fine for about 4 hours then trips the gfci in the outlet. I removed the cover at the bottom and made sure it was clean. The compressor seems really warm to me.


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Old 08-01-2012, 10:57 AM
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Hi.

Please check the model number, the one you posted doesn't come up.

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Sorry it's MSD2556AEB....
Also I think that the fan is not coming on so the compressor overheats and trips the gfci. Do you think that could be a cause?
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Hi.

Check if the condenser fan motor is running or not. Open the back cover and visually determine that.

Please, post the results.

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Ok I will check and let you know. Would that be the cause of the gfci tripping?
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Possible. Also it could be the short in the defrost system. We need to take it step by step.

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