Maytag MSD 2432GR making sheets of ice on sides and bottom of freezer My Maytag Plus is making sheets of ice on the sides and bottom of freezer. It is not making ice correctly. what could it be

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If the water is showing on the freezer side, more than likely you have a clogged drain. This occurs when the machine goes into defrost and the melted ice somehow is prevented from draining and therefor refreezing and blocking the drain for the next defrost cycle. The best way to resolve this is to unplug the machine for atleast 24-48 hours to let all ice melt. If thats not an option that you want to use the actual repair method would be to 1) unplug the machine 2) empty everything out of the freezer so you'll have room to work 3) take all the shelving and baskets out 4) locate the screws on the rear wall inside the freezer and remove them 5) take the back panel off exposing the evaporator coils ( the aluminum ) 6) directly below the coils is a trough of sorts and the drain is usually in the middle and runs out the bottom, remove the ice by carefully chipping it out or by using a hair dryer or hot water. 7) once all the ice is gone, the drain is visible and water can flow smnoothly down the drain dry the area and reassemble.
In maytag refrigerators you should also pull the machine out away from the wall and remove the lower portion covering the compressor, etc. Locate where the drain line comes out and look at the very end of it. If there is a rubber piece, sort of like a triangle shaped cap, there reach in and remove it. This is either the reason your having the problem or will be the cause of the same problem later on.
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