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The fridge compartment doesnt keep food cool mine does the same thing - it is intermitten; I cleaned the coils first, but noticed the freezer is OK. When I started to take apart the covers inside it started working & worked for a month. Now it's happening again...I banged on the plastic covers and it worked for awhile but cut out.

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  • gaanderson2 Nov 20, 2008

    I manually defrosted last night & now it is cool, but I suspect it will happen again. I know how to ck. the heater and T-stat which I'm assuming is behind the cover plate. Amana ARB2257CC is on the sales rcpt. (6/10/03) Can anyone tell me if the timer is manual or electronic? Where is it located? Do they glue a schematic to the back of the unit?
    Thanks for any addl. help.

  • gaanderson2 Nov 20, 2008

    Thank you very much - for some reason could find it myself. I can figure things out but when I open it up this weekend I will feel a lot more confidence now. (Especially w/a cooler full of frozen food!)
    Thanks again & God bless you guys.

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Here is the sevice manual:
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16025629.pdf

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Check that the defrost system and the fan at the back is working, if it is not the defrost system, then it is probably the thermistor.

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    Ginko Nov 20, 2008

    If you solved the problem by defrosting, then it is was the condenser under stress because of an inefficient defrosting.
    Observe the fridge behaviour for a while and see how it goes.

    Here you get all diagrams for your fridge.

    The defrost timer is electronic, here is the part: PS649809


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The fresh food section gets cold air as from the fan motor blowing the cold air from the freezer side to the fresh food side. This is done through vents & air ducts. If the freezer side has an ice build-up, this will prevent the fan motor from working correctly. This is usually caused by a failure of the defrost assembly or fan motor. I would recommend removing all the food from the entire refrigerator/freezer & turning the unit off for 24 hours.

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