Refrigerator/freezer do not get cold

Katarina

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Location
Upstate NY
Model Number
MBF2556HEW
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
I have a Maytag MBF2556HEW (used for only 2 weeks) that has been in storage for several years in Upstate New York. It was stored upright, but not climate controlled. It was also out in the elements for several weeks. I have removed all the back panels. The compressor is running and very hot. The fan works. It is dry inside and all of the connections seem to be intact. However, the refrigerator and freezer do not get cold. Any thoughts?


Thank you, Katarina














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rickgburton

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The compressor normaly runs very warm, but it shouldn't be too hot to put your hand on it. If it is, that's usualy an indication of a bad compressor
 

rickgburton

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It sounds like a compressor issue. I have seen bad a relay/overload cause this problem so it might be worth checking it. Remove it from the compressor and shake it. If it rattles, it's bad.
 
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