I have a Maytag MTF2455DRW refrigerator that's a bit over 10 years old.
Twice in the past six months it suddenly decided that it wasn't going to
cool very much, even though the compressor and compressor fan were
operating, and the fan in the freezer was operating. In both cases, a
day later it started working again just fine. It never totally stopped
working, it just wasn't very cold so all the ice cream melted and the
ice maker stopped making ice (it has it's own temp sensor and if it's
not cold enough then it stops).
I opened the back of the freezer. there was a little ice build up on the
temp sensor and wires which I removed, but it didn't start it working
again after I did that, it was at least 12 more hours before it suddenly
started cooling again. I cleaned the area around the compressor of all
the dust, but that had no effect either.
It seems that the fan in the freezer is always on. It used to cycle on
Prior to the failure I had been getting a lot of water on the floor,
which I think was caused by ice blockage of the drain tube (there was no
ice blocking the metal tray in the freezer that connects to the tube). I
poured some hot water down the tube and it did reach the bottom).
This is the information on it:
and the wiring diagram is at
If the freezer fan is running then the compressor should be running. I
guess it's possible that it stops running whenever I slide the
refrigerator back against the wall, but whenever I check it it's running.
Any advice is appreciated.