I have a Maytag MSD2553WEW00 model side-by-side refrigerator. It has been in service less than two years Both the refrigerator and freezer sections have stopped cooling. Interior lights and freezer fan (may have very slight cooling effect) are functioning. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Answer Hello Jerry,
If the fans do not run you will probably need to replace the adaptive defrost control 4388932. If the fans are running you will need to pull the unit out and remove the start relay from the side of the compressor and shake it. If it rattles, it will need to be replaced to start the compressor. If the compressor is already running, you should remove the rear freezer wall and check the frost pattern. It should be even at least 3/4 of the way down. If there is frost an inch thick only on the very top of the evaporator coils, this is an indication of an air circulation problem. The air return into the bottom of the freezer section and on the fresh food side should be checked for obstructions. Also check the fan motor for normal full speed operation.
How do I test a switch part no. 2162361 for continuity?
Answer Hello Jose. The micro-switch is marked. Should read NO and COM. When testing, as you press the button, the contact should close for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html