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Refrigerator Warm, but the Freezer is still Cold

  • There is a line of Maytag and Whirlpool refrigerators that have a problem that develops quite frequently in their French Door type of refrigerator freezer.  The problem is that the refrigerator will all of a sudden stop cooling and become warm (like 55o  degrees or warmer), however the freezer section will still be cold.  These refrigerators may be labeled as other brands (like  Amana, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Galaxy, Inglis, MayTag, Roper, and Admiral), but basically, itís the type of refrigerator with the French doors  on top and the freezer drawer on the bottom.  While this problem may appear on other type of refrigerators, these instructions will take you step by step through the repair process, with plenty of pictures and explanations.  Other refrigerators may be repaired in a similar fashion and you will find these instructions useful, however these instructions will be step by step with detailed pictures and explanations on the French door configuration as shown in the figure below.


Figure 1 - Problematic Maytag French Door Refrigerator Freezer with
Typical Problem:  Fridge Warm, Freezer Cold

This particular Maytag refrigerator model number is MFD2561HES and was made in 2005.  Your model number, though, may differ if you have the same type of refrigerator with other options (other model numbers may have options such as a water dispenser, etc.) and you will find that these instructions will apply to the other model numbers.  If you get these instructions and then find your refrigerator is nothing like the instructions, let us know so that we may make things right for you.

These instructions will work if your refrigerator is warm but the freezer is still keeping cold.  If you are having this condition and when you open the bottom freezer drawer and then hold the button in, as shown in the figure below, then you would normally hear a hum of a fan INSIDE the freezer compartment when you push this button in (note, you may hear a fan from the back of the unit...that is fine, but if you don't hear the hum of a fan within the freezer compartment, then there is a problem).


Figure 2 - Push Freezer Drawer Button In to Listen for Hum/Whirl of a Fan within the Freezer Compartment
 

If you are not hearing the hum/whirl of a fan inside the freezer compartment when you hold in this button, then these instructions are for you!  If you hear a fan in the back on the outside of the refrigerator, that is fine...but without a humming sound from within the freezer compartment, then you need this fix (there are two fans on this refrigerator...one that is outside and can be heard easily from the back of the refrigerator, and another inside the refrigerator/freezer section).  You might also note frozen condensation on the bottom back panel of your freezer if you remove the bottom drawer and look at the very back bottom.

These instructions are available for $19.99.  The cost for this repair by a local appliance repair service would likely be a minimum of $280 dollars...more likely $350 or more.  With these instructions and a part for about $35 (and we'll tell you where you can go locally to get the part for same day repairs or order via the internet), you will be back with a cool refrigerator for a total cost of about $50 and the pride of fixing it yourself...saving yourself approximately $300!  If you can't fix your refrigerator with these instructions, let us know (you fix it or your money back...guaranteed).

Here are the only tools you will need for this repair:


Figure 3- Tools Needed for Warm Fridge Repair

1. Screwdriver                

2. Needle Nose Pliers   

3. Socket wrench 1/4"   

The only other part you will need is a part that you may get from your local appliance parts store (or order via the internet if you don't have a local appliance parts store).  Within the instructions you will be directed how to get this part, either locally or by ordering on the internet.  This part should cost about $35.

Time For Repair:
Mechanically Inclined - 20 minutes
First Timer - 60 minutes

This is a low challenge repair...anyone with the ability to use the tools shown in Figure 7 and with the instructions should be able to repair their refrigerator.

Cost to do it yourself (if you already have the tools):  About $54.99 ($35 for the part + $19.99 for the instructions).

Cost to Repair by Repairman:  $280

Savings: $225.01

 

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www.anyonecanfixit.com/warm_frig/

 


What People are Saying about this Warm Refrigerator Repair:

Feedback on the Warm Refrigerator Repair....

Hello-
Just wanted to let you know that our refrigerator repair was successful! I was able to find the part at a parts dealer store so that I didn't have to order it. My husband picked it up on the way home from work yesterday. We got started on the repair as soon as he got home. It took us almost an hour to do (husband is a former remodeler, so he's handy, but not familiar with working with fridge parts). I read the instructions to him (and held the flashlight). The instructions were very clear with the right amount of detail. The pictures were a great help! We were very pleased with our success, especially since the total cost (instructions + part with tax) was $51.96! Many thanks for providing us a low-cost, prompt repair opportunity.

-Karen Wyscarver

P.S. We have only been using our new Maytag fridge for a little more than 20 months when this happened.
 

Warm Refrigerator Repair....Mike's wife found this web site on a Google search; Mike got the instructions and fixed it all within the same day...

Duane,
Spoke to you this morning about my Maytag MFD2560HES. I was able to purchase a new motor for $37.00 less than one mile from my house. This was the easiest fix ever. Thanks very much. Will recommend this site to all friends.

Mike Telesca - Mike7Marg@NOSPAMaol.com
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