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Ice build up in freezer

Amana refrigerator model #ABB2524DEW 25 cu ft. the bottom freezer frozen solid with ice build up and the refrigerator compartment does not seem cold enough. Adjusting the tempature contol does not help.
Thermostat problem? please help. thanks.

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  • okaren126 Jan 21, 2009

    THANKS so so much. Can you advise further how I determine which part needs replacement; the defrost timer, heater, or therma disk? I thought it was the thermostat, could that also be a possibility? Your help is so so appreciated.



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Defrost system failure.

Defrost timer, heater, therma disk, any one could be bad.

You could manually defrost and this would get the Ref back to working for a couple of days before it iced up again. Remember there is a lot of ice build up on the cooling coils in the freezer that you can't see so, a little extra time with a hair dryer is needed to do a complete manual defrost.

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    Ron Buice Jan 21, 2009

    Thermostat would make it run more and freeze items in the ref. side and not likely to Ice/frost build up in the freezer.

    The defrost system failure more likely.

    They will have to be checked with an OHM meter. The heater and therma disc are on the cooling coils in the freezer.



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