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Our Amana side-by-side model SXD524VW (Belgium supplied and installed)stopped working. Lights still work. Some light noise (compressor?) can be heard. But it is warming up. Icleaned all out. It was really dirty after 8years operation :-( Is there a manual for this unit? There is a small black box at the front in the middle with a knob on it that will only permit turning clock-wise. What is it for?

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  • v_eskes Oct 12, 2008

    Yes, by turning the little knob on the black box (siting front/botton/center behind the grill) did turn on something; I guess the de-froster as you said) on. The fridge and freezer section are getting colder and there is a hum; but the usual (quite substantial) operating noise can not be heard.

    After the big clean-up I powered up and the cold water dispenser did work again. And the water is getting colder.

    Should I just be patient?


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HI thanks for your question. that little black box is the defrost timer. turn that knob till fridge starts up. and replace the defrost timer. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

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    john gagnon Oct 12, 2008

    Yes it will take 24 hrs be patient. thanks but that is a fix ya.

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