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Freezer problem I have Amana Model SQD23VW 25.5 cu ft side by side. Fridge and freezerstops cooling but the fan and compressor still runs so I have to shutthe freezer and fridge controls off and wait for a while to turn themback on for it to start cooling again, and the longer you leave thecontrols off before turning them back on the longer it cools when youdo turn it back on again, and the water in the door does not workeither. The ice dispenser does not work either unless you leave itturned off then when you turn it back on it only makes 1 batch of icebefore stoping to.

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  • thor669 Nov 25, 2008

    hi thank you for your help can you tell me where at in the back they are located or where i might find a drawing that way i know what i am looking for thanks again for your help

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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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