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I have to defrost my freezer compartment on my Maytag, Mod#

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I have to defrost my freezer compartment on my Maytag, Mod# XXXXX at least once a month, as the coils completely freeze over. The fan does work. I have the setting in the middle for both the freezer and refrigerator. I live in AZ where we have low humidity. Also, I get big clumps of frozen ice cubes in my ice despenser, as if the ice thaws, then refreezes. Any ideas?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

Hi I'm John I will help you with the problem.

The problem could be the defrost thermostat do you have a meter to check that part to see if the contacts are open please.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes, but I don't know where the defrost thermostat is located. Dick
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=2061408&SourceCode=1

This is the defrost thermostat and defrost heater its a common part to fail.

Its located on the freezer coils you should see it once the frost is off the coils.

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