Refrigerator not cooling, heavy frost build-up in freezer compartment

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Robin From Waukesha, WI

Sep 02, 2010

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

First I unplugged the refrigerator.
Then removed the outer plastic cover inside the refrigerator just snaps in & out.
Used a nutdriver to remove screws from the inner cover & let that just hang down.
Located the Adaptive Defrost Timer & unplugged the wiring harness.
Removed the old Adaptive Defrost Timer & replaced it with the new one.
Reassembled everything in reverse order as stated above.
Then I plugged the refrigerator back in & set the control setting to the coldest settings.
The freezer side was cooling down much quicker than the refrigerator compartment, but after a couple of hours, everything was working very well.
Note: The freezer compartment needs to be totally defrosted
sometime before or after this repair is made, which can take a whole day or better!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Adaptive Defrost Board

Part Number: PS2061226

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