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I have a six-year old Maytag MFD2560HES Refrigerator. The unit just stopped working--first freezer compartment followed by refrigerator section shortly thereafter. Used Angie's List to find a repair shop. Repairperson tried replacing the relay unit without success. Said the compressor needed to be replaced. The total cost of the repair was quoted at $700+. Checked online and the compressor is available at $285. Service person said it would take 3-4 hours to complete, so I m assuming the rest of that $700 cost is labor cost. Just wanted to find out if anyone had any advice as to the following questions: 1) Does that sound like a reasonable cost to replace? 2) Given that it's such a labor intensive job, is it safe to assume a self-repair would be unwise to take on? 3) Is it worth it to spend that much $ on a six-year old refrigerator (the original cost was $1400) 3b) What would be the expected useful life on the repaired refrigerator--i.e. would I expect other things to start going wrong in short order. Any advice/guidance/info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Some simple things you could check. Can you tell how long compressor runs. Are both fans running while compressor is running? Is the compressor to too hot to touch? Is the condenser under refrigerator giving off warm air? And if all these things together while running and compressor not stopping, what is the freezer temperature and evaporator heat being taken away with the condenser fan? Is your freezer defrosting properly and have you checked the adaptive defrost control. Below is a link to that model. Put model number MSD2756GES into the search model feature and it will take you to your model. Click on photo 2 controls and part # 13 in the controls photo is what you need to have a look at, Let me know what you find and I will answer the compressor change now. ( Not worth changing if refrigerator is old) Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Posted on May 18, 2009

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sounds like a defrost problem maytag has problems with the defrost thermostat use a hair dryer to melt the ice on the coils and see if the defrost thermostat is swelled up on the edge

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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you have more than likely got a bad compressor it is pulling to many amps you need to replace the compressor

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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By what you are telling me, it seems the fridge compressor has gone faulty(Assuming you have 2 compressors). If so possibly it has tripped on over temp for what ever reason. suggest you turn fridge itself off and let it cool for approx. 1 hour. Retry and see. If it continues to not cool, then call a technician. If you have only got one compressor, then it becomes a little more complex. Either your auger motor which feeds the fridge is frozen or the evaporator fan motor is stuck or defective. "my guese it is stuck"."Need to do a proper defrost."

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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Either a bad relay on the compressor. Or a scized or locked up compresor. My co. in NJ gets $95 to replace the relay, $450. to change compressor. $25.00 just to check it out. The Dealer is always more $$
Shop around, Smaller companies, smaller price.
If your unit has a Embraco compressor it may just need a new relay. The Tecumseh compressors all went bad and now are replaced by Embraco's

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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Maytag mfd2560hes how to replace defrost thermostat


The service manual 16025629 is here: (7.46 mb)
http://appliancedigest.com/index.php?/files/file/498-16025629-maytag-amana-bottom-mount-refrigerator-service-manual

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Freezer Back Panel

NOTE: Freezer compartment should now be empty and

walls should be clear of anything that will

obstruct removal of back panel.

1. Loosen screws that mount icemaker to freezer

compartment walls.

2. Pull icemaker gently away from wall of compartment.

As you do so, work fill cup free of fill tube. Unplug

icemaker electrical connector and remove icemaker

from unit.

3. (Pull out Drawer only) Loosen and remove screws

that hold 2 basket glides in place at left and right

sides of compartment.

4. If unit has no icemaker pry with flatblade icemaker

connection cover. Remove cover.

5. Remove hex head screws that hold back panel and

remove panel.

6. Squeeze tabs on ice maker plug to release it from
back panel

Defrost Terminator (Thermostat)

1. Terminator is fastened to evaporator tubing with a

spring clip.

2. Snap terminator off tubing and cut wires to terminator.
3. Remove terminator from unit.

That is word for word.

See parts list diagram here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5170924&diagram_id=28480593#d28480593

This may help with screws but the defrost thermostat is item 32 and not shown on the diagram. Once you hav ethe access panel off loof fok the thermostat. It will have 2 wires and tough metal clip on it.

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Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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