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Warm fridge I have an Amana. Fridge seems warm, bottom freezer seems cold enough. I noticed build up on back of freezer wall and defrosted, I noticed frost is back on it covering the back wall. And now refrigerator is not cold

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  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

  • jbryan1058 Nov 29, 2008

    How do you check the defrost and where is the fan. I do not feel cold air coming out of the refrigerator just the freezer. My freezer is on the bottom

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Check the fan in the frezer and check the defrost

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My bottom freezer gets cold but the top part (fridge) does not. Why? I have an older first addition style


Its defrost problem.When the freezer section gets cold and reaches its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge section does not cool.Try manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet for 24 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,. If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.

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This sounds like an air flow issue, If your freezer fan is running still you may have a defrost problem starting in the freezer cooling coils. This will cause the cold from the freezer to back flow into the bottom of the fridge and only the lower half of the freezer to keep very cold.
Most likely culprit for defrost issues would be the terminating thermostat (inside freezer behind back wall and clips to top of coils).
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if there is frost build up on rear wall of freezer section the unit is not going through defrost cycle which builds up frost on evaporator and restricts cold air flow to the fresh food section. one of three things are bad. defrost heater, defrost thermostat or defrost timer. if no frost on rear wall you might be low of freon.

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It sounds like the condenser coil might be freezing up. This happened to me on my bottom freezer. The cooling part of your fridge is only in the back of the freezer compartment. The cold air from the freezer blows up through a vent in the back to the fridge and comes out at the top. If the coils do not defrost (which is what happened with mine) the air flow is blocked by the ice and can't get to the fridge compartment. Your freezer will still be cold but your fridge won't. If you pull the plug on it and time things right you can defrost the coils but this will only postpone the problem. Both will work for awhile again until the coils ice up again. You can also pull out the freezer drawere and try to defrost the coil with a blow dryer. You have to disconnect the icemaker and pull out the back panel behind the freezer to get to it though.

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If you have a frost build up on the interior back wall of the freezer, you have a defrost issue. This would include a bad defrost control, bad heater or terminator.
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you may have ice build up at the freezer section. kindly look at the back side of the freezer if you have ice build up.

if you do then you have problem with defrosting.

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the defrost system has failed. to get it working temporarily, take the back panel off inside the freezer. melt ice off with a hairdryer.
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You have a failed component or components in your automatic defrost system. This is why you have excessive frost inside the freezer along the back wall. The timer could be stuck in run mode. The defrost thermostat (bi-metal) could be defective or the defrost heater could be open or shorted.

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