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My Amana side by side is is only 6 years new. The fridge freezes my food, the freezer thaws my food and the water line to the ice/water dispenser freezes! I have vacummed the coils with no luck. HELP

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Your thermostat in the frig is bad,you need to pull it and checkit with an omhs meter,let me know what you find-mike

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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