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Defrost cycle is not working on Amana model BX21Te

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Had similar problem with a ge fridge. remove the back panel if you can and clean out the dust and dirt. this may help, if not, your fridge may need a part such as a component board that controls the defrost cycle. that's what i had to do with my ge, it cost about $150 but i had some other work done as well. it sucks but it's a lot cheaper than a new fridge. good luck.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
What your describing is an Automatic defrosting problem. This is controlled by the defrost timer. On your unit it appears to be inside the front grille on the lower RH side. It is item 26 of this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=273&diagram_id=856302#d856302

Here is a detailed view:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=4246797

What you should do is rotate the tabs on the defrost timer in the only direction it will allow you to turn it until the compressor shuts off. The defrost cycle should begin and terminate in less than 1 hour. If the cycle does not begin i.e heating element does not come on (1) or... heating element comes on but does not shut off (2) there can be other problems. This is usually caused by a bad defrost heating element (1) or defrost thermostat (2). Items 6 and 7 of this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=273&diagram_id=810195#d810195

To restart your unit if the defrost cycle does not automatically terminate, just rotate the defrost timer control tab until the compressor re-starts. NOTE: Each time you shut off the compressor there is a 10 - 15 minute pause required for the coolant system to equalize so that the compressor can re-start. Not waiting will cause the compressor thermal overload to cycle every 4 - 6 minutes and the unit will NOT cool.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search.jsp?siteCd=AMA

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