Maytag freezer not freezing

Maytag freezer not freezing. Maytag is an important home appliance brand that makes a range of beautiful chest freezers. Like any other product, however, problems can arise with them at times.

In this guide, we analyze the different causes behind a Maytag freezer not freezing soundly and run through the simple troubleshooting steps necessary to get your freezer running its best once more.

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Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for the Maytag freezer not freezing.

Defective Evaporator Fan Motor

The evaporator fan motor draws air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer.

If the evaporator fan motor is not working, the freezer will not cool. On most refrigerators, the fan motor will not run when the door is open.

To check if your appliance’s evaporator fan motor needs to be replaced, open your appliance’s freezer door and pull on your refrigerator door’s door switch.

If the door switches on, but you don’t hear a whirring sound coming from within your fridge coming from your refrigerator’s fan motor – that means it needs to be replaced.

Condenser Fan Motor Defects

The condenser radiator helps evenly distribute cooling air across the refrigerator. If the condenser fan doesn’t run, it won’t be able to blow air through the radiator, which can make the fridge seem warm inside.

Check the fan blades and make sure they spin freely. If they don’t spin freely, you may need to replace them. If the blades are fine but don’t spin, a motor bearing is broken. Replace it if needed!

Faulty Display Board

The problems with the user control and display board are often times misdiagnosed. Before you replace the part, make sure check other defective components to see if they are working properly.

If you determine that everything else is up and running, it is then safe to replace the user control and display board as it has become defective all by itself.

Compressor Failure

The compressor is an essential part of your commercial ice maker. This thing helps convert a liquid refrigerant into a pressurized gas. Most of the time, this one component isn’t the problem when trying to figure out why there are no cubes being formed.

Instead, you should check the more common components first like thermostats and switches. Let us mention that it can be quite frustrating to troubleshoot when most of the components are in use and functioning properly but you still aren’t getting proper ice production out of your machine!

But if all other components are working, continue on to inspect your compressor blade kit as replacements would be necessary to restore optimal results from your device.

Leaky Sealed System

If one shelf of the freezer is frosting up or one section of the evaporator coil is frozen, it’s probably a sealed system leak. If the sealed system is leaking, you will probably have to replace the freezer’s door seal.

Thermostat Defects

The temperature control thermostat signals electricity to the compressor, evaporator fan motor and condenser fan motor. If the thermostat is broken, the refrigerant system will not get power. The freezer will not be able to cool.

To determine if the thermostat is off, rotate it from its lowest setting to its highest setting and listen for a click. If a click sounds, chances are the thermostat is functioning properly (though it could be faulty). If no click is heard, use a multimeter to test whether or not the signal reaches through. If no signal can be made out – replace it.

Defective Start Relay

Defective start and run relays will power the compressor erratically or not at all, which would result in a malfunctioning refrigerator.

First, remove the defective relay (or relays) from the appliance and inspect them for continuity. If the terminals have no continuity, or if there is a burnt odor coming from the relay’s wiring, then it must be replaced.

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