Why is my Maytag fridge not cold?

Why is my Maytag fridge not cold?

The evaporator fan motor draws cold air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer. If the evaporator fan is not working, the freezer or refrigerator will not cool adequately. The air damper control opens and closes to let the proper amount of cold air into the refrigerator compartment.

Why does my freezer get cold but not my fridge?

The most common cause for this condition is a problem with the defrost system. If the refrigerator freezer is cold but the refrigerator is warm, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. If the freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm the air damper control might be stuck closed or broken.

How do I know if my refrigerator damper is bad?

Damper Control – Not Opening Or Broken When the damper does NOT open, then cold air does not flow properly. Be sure to visually look at the damper to see if it is stuck closed. If the air damper is broken, replace asap.

Where is the damper control on a Maytag refrigerator?

The damper is a small flap that controls the flow of air from the freezer to the refrigerator. It is usually found in the top of the fridge or on the back panel near the top. The damper is controlled by a thermostat, which triggers it to open and close depending on the temperature of the air in the refrigerator.

How does air circulate in a refrigerator?

Single Evaporation SystemThe air is circulated through vents from the freezer section to the fresh food section and back to the freezer section. Overhead Evaporation SystemThe air is not shared between the fresh food section and freezer section. The air circulates within each section.

How much is a damper for refrigerator?

This damper just controls how much air is allowed to circulate from the freezer to the refrigerator- usually by adjusting the size of the hole between the sections. The air passage is generally hidden from view. $ 163.76 ea.

What does a damper control do?

A damper is a valve or plate that stops or regulates the flow of air inside a duct, chimney, VAV box, air handler, or other air-handling equipment. A damper may be used to cut off central air conditioning (heating or cooling) to an unused room, or to regulate it for room-by-room temperature and climate control.

How do I know if my damper is open or closed?

Using a flashlight, poke your head inside the fireplace to look up into the chimney. If you have a throat damper, you can tell if it is closed if you see a barrier above your head. If you can see up into the flue, the damper is open.

How do zone dampers work?

Dampers are like valves that control the flow of your heated and cooled air throughout your home. The second part of a zoned heating and cooling system is the thermostat. When an area needs more air from your heater or air conditioner, the thermostat tells the damper to open up and let more air through.

Where are my dampers?

Go into your basement or attic and find the dampers. Usually, they are positioned somewhere in the “take-offs” or “branches” of the duct system. With manual-type dampers, they have either a rod that you can adjust using a screwdriver or a lever that you can turn by hand.

Do all homes have dampers?

Finding Your HVAC Dampers Not all homes havedampers. If you have a premium HVAC system with “zoned heating and cooling,” your dampers are automatically controlled by your unit. (Score!) If you don’t have a premium system, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have them, though.