I defrosted the freezer part yesterday and the appliance worked after I switched it back on but today it seems that the fridge part (at the top) is not working. Is there some kind of procedure I should have followed after switching the appliance on again following the defrost?
Hi, I have a very similar problem with my Candy freezer (not sure what model - I inherited it with the house) and it weardly happened on about the same date. I defrosted and thoroughly cleaned the freezer, then put the still frozen food back in and turned it back on. It appeared to work fine and I didn't check again before leaving for a two weeks holiday. Guess what - all of the food was defrosted on my return (let me skip the smell...) despite the frezzer still apearing to be working. Any ideas?
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We experienced a smilar problem with your Fisher & Paykle fridge/freezer.
The fan that sends cold air to the Fridge section of the appliance didnt appear to be working leaving the Fridge poorly cooled.
I suggest the first step is to turn the fridge off and leave it to totally defrost.
Build up in ice in the freezer section seemed to have an impact on the proper operation of the fan which seems to relie on a thermostat for its operation.
Having defrosted and cleaned the fridge the problem was solved.
The fans have a delay before switching on after the door is closed. Place a magnet over the door sensor switch and wait to see if the fan works.
The problem could be that the unit has iced over itself over a period of time and defrosting it could solve the problem.
check and make sure your fan is working, if it is ,, it could be one of the following, adaptive defrost timer, tells it when to defrost,, defrost heater,, melts the ice,,, or the defrost thermostat,, all parts can be found on repair clinic the only way you can check the derost timer is listen and see if it shuts off,, the heater you can check with a ohm meter,,
Check fan in the freezer
Also check auto defrost (ice on the freezer coils anot allowing
air to the fridge.)
If so go to appliance parts store to learn the parts to fix auto defrost.
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You have a defrost problem. 3 parts: Timer (or "adaptive defrost control"), defrost heater and def. termination thermostat.Find the timer, it shoud be nehind the bottom front grille to the right on Amana (if you see a blck box under there with a sticker on it, it's the ADC model) turn the timer CW until it clicks. Take the back off the bottom of the freezer and listen. After 5-10 minutes if you hear the sound of the sound of water hitting a hot grill. If you hear this the heater and thermo are working and the problem is the timer/ADC. No hiss? Unplug fridge. Check thermo and heater for continuity. Replace the one that's open. If the heater's open, replace the thermo too: Maybe it didn't open soon emouhg and caused heater failure.
your defroster seems to be out. This is located in the space between your freezer and fridge where your temp. control is. This defroster can be purchased at an appliance parts supply take model number and serial number with you in order to get the correct part. Once part is obtained follow instructions and unplugg unit before servicingf
How to check stuff http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through
it.There is a flap you adjust with the
fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the
fridge temp ..
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer
are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of
cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
Usually once defrosted, the unit just runs again, with nothing else needing to be done. If there is a fan inside the refrigerator, make sure it operates when the door is closed (manually depress the door switch.).
Check the door gasket as well to make sure it is in good condition.
hi thanks for your question. you have a no defrost problem. the cheapest part to replace is the defrost termination switch. located in the freezer., its clamped to one of the coils by the fan motor replace this part. see what happens thanks the appliance doc