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    Maytag Wide by Side

    Model Number: MZD2766GES
    Brand: Maytag
    Age: More than 10 years

    Hello,
    Our situation is this: Box temp in freezer has been about 20 degrees with a temp of 45 in the fridge. Compressor kicks on an will run for varying amounts of time. Sometimes it runs for 10 minutes, sometimes 5, sometimes 1 minute and sometimes a second or two before shutting off. Replaced the overload and relay. No luck. Just checked it a few minutes ago and box temp in freezer is at -5. Any ideas? Thanks, Ernie

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    I could not find tech info specific to your unit other than it does use an Adaptive Defrost Control board.

    The below info should be close to yours as far as the compressor and defrost systems. The ice maker setup is probably different.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...EhtV0YxUTRrbTA
    Look at 16010154 Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator
    The wiring diagram closeset to yours is on Page 7-6

    Sounds like it could be a bad temperature control thermostat.
    The only thing that gives me doubt is the on/off every couple seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denman View Post
    I could not find tech info specific to your unit other than it does use an Adaptive Defrost Control board.

    The below info should be close to yours as far as the compressor and defrost systems. The ice maker setup is probably different.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...EhtV0YxUTRrbTA
    Look at 16010154 Maytag Side by Side Refrigerator
    The wiring diagram closeset to yours is on Page 7-6

    Sounds like it could be a bad temperature control thermostat.
    The only thing that gives me doubt is the on/off every couple seconds.
    Thanks for the response. It doesn't turn on and off every few seconds. Actually, it sometimes will shut off after a few seconds but no rhyme or reason to when it will turn on again. For instance, yesterday I noticed a freezer box temp of -5 but this morning the freezer box temp was 30 degrees. In checking it just now, its at 15 and still running. Sometimes the compressor tries to start every 7 to 10 minutes for a while then it will take a long break and stay off for an hour or more.

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    Another thing to check is the compressor temperature.
    Perhaps it is overheating.
    Makes sure that the compressor fan is on and running properly when the compressor is on.

    Still the thermostat would be at the top of my list.
    Then a bad wiring connection to/at the compressor.
    And finally the defrost board.

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