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How do i remove bottom vents to clean on amana bc21 or bx21

How to clean bottom front vent

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Maytag317
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SOURCE: Need to defrost behind freezer since fridge won't work.

Hi, If the vent is plastic, it most likely snaps into place. If you look in the middle of the vent, there is a small tab holding it in.
Since you are needing to defrost this, do you know what to test to find out which part is bad?
I hope this helps and, if you need assistance testing the defrost, please let me know.


Thanks
Vic

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Amana ARB2217cc bottom freezer works fine, the

Did you find what was wrong? We have the same model and are currently having the same problem. The top portion will not get cooler than 55 degrees but the bottom seems to be working fine. The back fan also seems to be running smoothly.

We vacuumed the vent below the freezer section. Hoping this will help.

Thanks for your help!

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

freetek
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SOURCE: Amana refrigerator not cold

The fan that should circulate air between the two compartments has failed. These usually have 'sleeve' bearings which can become sticky and fail to start up without help. Go to the Sears/parts website and enter your Amana model number; if you are lucky, they will have a line drawing of your model which can aid in finding how to access the fan:
Sears Parts Dept.
They have info for thousands of non-Sears items and most can be ordered via that website as well.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

woodchuck789
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SOURCE: Freezer part of my amana side by side is cold but not freezing

DEFROST PROBLEM
The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


Part 1541 on this diagram is your timer. It's under the front behind the kick panel. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=21463&diagram_id=646025#d646025

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: Amana bottom freezer Refrigerator. Freezer is cold

Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

heatman101

Posted on May 28, 2010

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