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Amana (freezer on top) not making ice; fridge warm

The subject sums it up....It's only a year old. I vacumed the coils in the back on the bottom. What next?? Please let me know what else to check. Thanks a lot... Susan

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  • suetoolan Oct 20, 2008

    The warranty ran out, so I tried to get to the damper but I just couldn't get to it. I had to break down and call a repair man. He found the fan in the freezer was so loose, it would barely turn. Thanks so much for your help!! Sue

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I would be calling the store from where it was purchased it should be under warranty. If the ice maker is not working the freezer is not getting down to proper temp. therefor the refrigerator does not cool because all cooling takes place in the freezer, there is a damper between the refrigerator and freezer that allows air through cooling the refrigeration section. Look for ice on the back wall, of the freezer section, If present then the defrost cycle is not working. The evap.coil is icing up and there is no air blowing into the refrigerator. This is the most common problem.

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