FIXED Maytag Refrigerator Model MSD2756DEB is not cooling properly

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suk

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Our 4.5 year old Maytag refrigerator is having cooling problems. we have milk and juice getting bad over the last few days. The freezer seems to be working properly.There was condensation problem inside the fridge area. I cleaned it up and still it is not getting any better. The fridge area is not warm but it still is not cool as it used to be. What might be the cause of the problem? Please help!

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Hi,

**refrigerator is having cooling problems. we have milk and juice getting bad over the last few days. The freezer seems to be working properly**

Some simple things to check for....

http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_notcold.html

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I have a similar but, smaller model as you purchased in 2001. The problem you're having sounds like one I had. The freezer worked fine but, the refrigerator section didn't. Water would drain from the upper left area of the refrigerator and also not much airflow from the cold air supply vent.

The repairman determined that the refrigerator door seal on the handle side was not completely sealing allowing too much humid air into the unit. The humid air would freeze in the duct work to the refrigerator section blocking off all the cold air flow. The freezer cooled just fine.

The repairman used a hair dryer to try and reshape the seal. It was sealing when he left but, I checked it a few days later and there was still a gap. The door must have been somewhat warped (They're not very rigid in the first place). I ended up adjusting the door slightly so it sealed the whole length of the door.

When I say adjusted I mean I tried to close the door on my hand placed at the good sealing portion of the door and pressed with my foot on the area that didn't seal. The door is flexible enough to allow quite a bit of adjustment. If you find this problem you'll either have to shut off the refrigerator and thaw it out or take the duct work apart and get rid of the ice. Good luck.
 

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I have model MSD2756DEW with the same symptoms. freezer is cold but refrig is barely cool. Got Maytag out today diagx =
Adaptive Defrost Assembly P/N: 61005988. The fix alone is only 5 mins.

1) check Freezer to see if there frost on back panel toward the bottom. Open up panel reveal coil was freeze over.
That confirm diag.
2) On Refrig side. Open top control panel. right side toward the end ...there is a piece of electronic. un-plug and plug in new part.
3) Defrost freezer and everything is working again. Fix alone is 5 mins for the unscrew and replace an open electronic part. In my opinion, this is a bad design. There is moisture in refrig and they left this piece of electronic in the open. There will be a short, it's just matter of time.

Hope this helps
 

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Hi,

Yes i have changed alot of these in the last 5 years, but now they come with a plastic cover all around the circuit board.

61005988 Defrost Control Board


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**The fix alone is only 5 mins.**

??

Remove power, remove freezer back wall, check defrost heater and defrost thermostat, remove covers in FF section and replace adaptive defrost board and then defrost the frosted up coils in the freezer and reinstall the covers....if someone can do that in 5 minutes they are much better at this than I am :p

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I believe that I havea similar problem with my MSD2556AEW unit. Despite my best efforts I cannot locate the Adaptive Defrost Control board. I can remove the large cover at the top of my refrigerator compartment. This reveals nothing in the way of electrical components.

Can someone help pinpoint the location of the control board?

Thank you!

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Hi,

Its at the right back corner once you have that console cover off.

Number 13 here in the picture below.

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Thank you for the diagram. I just had to remove a couple more screws. Now for the results:

I shorted the test pins, and I could hear a click sound.But, the fridge did not shut off. Instead, I could hear a high pitched rattling sound. The curious thing about this is that the rattling sound did not stop until I started to put the console cover back in place. I unplugged the fridge and repeated this test with the same results. I'm not sure what the sounds I heard are all about, but I'm guessing that there is a problem with the board based on the fact that the fridge does not shut off.

I'm planning to order a new control board and post my results here in the hope of helping out the next guy...

--Matt
 

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**I'm not sure what the sounds I heard are all about, but I'm guessing that there is a problem with the board based on the fact that the fridge does not shut off.**

I have had the same results happen to me....-sounds- like ( no pun intended ) like the defrost board is bad.

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Success!

I was concerned at first. When I shorted the test pins, the unit shut off, but it seemed that the heater coils were not heating up right away. So, I put everything back together and gave it a few days.

After this waiting period, I took the back panels out in the freezer to check, and everything looks nice. No frost at all.

Thanks to all for your advice and assistance.

--Matt
 

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Glad you got it going.:cool:

Thanks for the update!:cool:

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Jeff or Jake,

I have a similar problem of my MSD2756DEW. However, I could not remove the large cover at the top of the refrigerator compartment. I can detach the front end, but back end still connects.Could you provide detail about how to remove the the large cover at the top of my refrigerator compartment?

Thanks,

Yong
 

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Hi,

Just pull the back-end up and forward to release those 2 clips on both back-end sides,Make sure those 2 screws on the middle top cover that screws to the refrigerator ceiling are removed as well.

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Hey guys,

First post for me, just wanted to say thanks for the info in this thread - It described the exact problem I was having with my approx 5 year old Maytag, I opened up the freezer and defrosted, plopped in a new board and everything is cooling down right now as it's supposed to. The problem has been intermittent for at least a year, I was about to get a new unit and give up.

Thanks for the help!

-Jeff
 

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okay, i'm more stupid than most. I too can't get the top cover off. I can see the clips in the back, but where are the screws holding the cover from sliding forward. I have the covers off the lights on both sides but don't see any screws readily accessible in the middle. There are two screws slightly behind the light openings into the ceiling of the fridge, but those appear to hold the lights apparatus, but the cover. What am I missing. Many thanks for the help!
 

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Hi,

Stick your finger into the groove/cut out area at the back... lightly pull downward and forward at the same time... and don't worry, most of these give use headaches as well!

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We have the same problem and will replace the defrost control board, but in looking for the problem, the small flap that controls the air flow from the freezer fell out (a spring and the door). Is there a trick to putting this back in?

What is #8 in this diagram? The post sticking out of this piece is what opens & closes the flap. How do you get the post to retract?
 

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Hi,

**What is #8 in this diagram?**

Air damper control.

**The post sticking out of this piece is what opens & closes the flap. How do you get the post to retract?**

I usually remove the screws holding the control to the plastic housing to leave some slack to get the door and spting back into place.

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Thank everyone for those posts. I believe that I have the same problem with my MSD2756DEW (which is about 5 years old).

The problem started about 4 to 6 months ago when I noticed water under thefrige (outside) and ice inside the bottom of the freezer. The water would show every two to three days (after I cleaned out the ice inside).

About three weeks ago, I opened up the back panel from inside of the freezer to check the leak. I saw a large chunk of ice in the upper right coner of the coil and rest of the coil was pretty clean. The drain pan (don't know if I should call it drain pan. This is the piece under the coil) was full of ice also. I also notice that there is a cube like thing which is covered with something like plummer's putty (gray color stuff) and a plastic cover. Half of the gray stuff has "melted" and dropped to the bottom and this might cause some kind of blockage.

Anyway after all ice has melted, I put back the cover the leave the frige running. Now the refrige part is not cool enough and I opened the cover again and saw frost everywhere.

Question: how do I test if the ADC board is working or not ?

Thanks
 
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