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Mika 11-26-2012 05:18 PM

Fridge side started to freeze, then both sides went dead
Thanks for reading. Details: Rev 11, and the serno is 11412390US.

Worked fine for a few years, then the fridge section seemed to get a little colder than normal for a few days (a jug of water in the fridge got a little ice floating in it), then both sides stopped cooling altogether. Lights still work, water works (though it's always given it an iodine taste, strangely).

I don't hear it trying to do anything.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Simon / APP Team 11-26-2012 06:53 PM


Here are the breakdown diagrams and 02-Controls parts for Maytag MSD2554ARW -

Remove the cover #21 off and locate in the right rear corner the defrost timer shaft in the small opening.Use the flat screw driver to slowly turn the shaft CW for one full turn or until you'll hear the click.
If the fridge kicks on - replace the defrost timer #13

Part number: 68233-2

Part number: 68233-2

If not - replace the cold control (thermostat) #3

Part number: 61005516

Part number: 61005516

Post the results.


Mika 11-26-2012 09:13 PM

Thanks, Simon. I'll give it a try and report back.

Mika 11-26-2012 09:47 PM

Update: I turned the defrost timer shaft, got the click, but nothing else.

Thermostat ordered. I'll post my results once it's installed.

Thanks again.

Simon / APP Team 11-26-2012 10:30 PM

God luck.


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