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Maytag refrigerator MFD2560HEW runs continuously. freezer

Customer Question

Maytag refrigerator MFD2560HEW runs continuously. freezer gets very cold, refrigerator compartment operates normal keeping top refrigerator cool. It appears as though the freezer thermostat is not shouting off compressor. I have set the freezer at the lowest ( warmest setting) compressor continues to run cooling freezer to -15f
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now.

You either have a bad thermister or bad board. You can check the resistance of the thermister in the freezer with an ohm meter. 10K ohms at 32 degrees or 22500 ohms at 0 degrees. If that is good replace the control board.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Where is this freezer thermostat located?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

It is on the back wall of the freezer in the upper right corner.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
When I select the refrigerator control setting to off the cooling fan turns off but the compressor continues to run. Is this the correct operation.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 9 months ago.

No that is not normal, have you tried to unplug the unit for a full minute to reset it completely?