I have a Maytag side by side frig which is nine years old.
It has developed a cold air leak which can be felt as a draft coming
from the from the front and sides bottom of the unit. I checked the
gasket liner around both doors, and determined they were ok. I pulled
the frig out from the enclosure it was in to feel around back, and
felt the cold air coming out from the rear bottom portion of the unit.
A visual inspection was made, but nothing seemed out of place.
Could this possibly be a problem with this brand refrigerator, or
could there be a crack somewhere in the cooling enclosure. The unit
has been moved around a number of times for home remodeling purposes,
so I'm wondering if careless handling by workers might have broken a
seal or caused a crack to develop somewhere in the housing.
Thanks to all who reply.
I'm wondering if you're feeling the condenser airflow? There's
a fan under your refrig that directs air over the coindenser coil
and compressor, and its exhaust is mainly out the front, and
there'll also be some airflow out through the rear cover holes/grille.
You'll normally feel a fairly strong flow of this air when everything's
'breathing' properly. May not be a problem.
If you were leaking a lot of actual interior air, you'd expect to
see frost buildup on the inside in the area of a leak that bad.
Hope that's of some help.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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