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Fridge and freezer not cooling properly!

I have Amana Model SCD23VW 25.5 cu ft side by side. Fridge and freezer stops cooling but the fan and compressor still runs so I have to shut the freezer and fridge controls off and wait for a while to turn them back on for it to start cooling again, and the longer you leave the controls off before turning them back on the longer it cools when you do turn it back on again, and the water in the door does not work either. The ice dispenser does not work either unless you leave it turned off then when you turn it back on it only makes 1 batch of ice before stoping to.

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  • thor669 Nov 23, 2008

    the refrigerator side apears to be working not sure.but oterwise sounds like the same problem i am having

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Sounds like a problem with defrost system , It could be one of there components , timer, heater, or defrost thermostat. try advancing the timer, down at the lower area behind the grill. with a screw driver by putting it into the dial advance and turn it till it clicks and the unit shuts off. now you should see red glow at bottom of back panel in freezer or here sizzling . if this does not happen then it will be the heater or the thermostat.

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Most refrigerator models with two digits, the rest letters, the digits stand for the cubic foot capacity of the refrigerator. In you case, 23 cubic foot model.

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Have you checked the Heater element for the defrost to see if it's good? It sounds like the coils inside your freezer are freezing over into a solid block of ice which in turn will cause it to stop cooling.....efficiently. When you leave the unit unplugged, it gives the unit a chance to thaw and it work properly until the coils freeze over again. If heater is not the problem then Defrost Thermostat probably is. Both located in back of Freezer.

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