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Technician states that we need to replace 8 yr old Amana Refrig

We did some self-diagnosis before calling tech. Freezer stopped cooling. We check the frost pattern on the coils inside freezer. The pattern was uneven, so we thought it was something other than defrost thermostat. Fans were all running and so was compressor (it was hot to touch). We had a tech come out and he said it was a compressor issue, so he replaced it. Next day, freezer still wasn't cooling properly. We called tech and he came out and said he needed to flush coils. I don't understand what needed to be flushed. After that, the freezer cooled to 0-10 degrees, but then into the night started warming up again. We called tech again and he said coils have most likely filled with sludge again and refrigerator is shot. We should buy a new one. I'm not ready to give up based on one opinion, so I'm looking for another opinion to say I need to replace or tell me there is a way to fix our problem.

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  • wendanra Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for your quick and honest reply. Since we already spent $300+ for replacement compressor and service, it's probably a better idea to buy a new refrigerator, instead of continuing to dump money into a 8-yr refrigerator. They sure don't make them like the old days. My mom's lasted for 15-20 years at least. The technician was respectable in that the company is refunding us the cost of the compressor and only charging us $40 for the service call.

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Without physically looking at unit and going on what your saying I would say the unit has a restriction in the sealed system. this can be fixed with the correct steps and techniques. the biggest question is expense and only you can determine that. Here are the steps necessary.

  • Isolate evap heatexchanger  assy flush with refrigerant and high pressure nitrogen to clear all oil and contaminants.

  • Isolate condenser and follow same steps as evap heatexchanger.
  • replace filter drier
  • Evacuate sealed system with good vacum pump

this is a time consuming process and quite honestly expensive. Hope that helps thx peyton

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • peyton thompson
    peyton thompson Jan 30, 2009

    Sounds like you have an outstanding service company please send tehm all the business you can. I agree with you about refrigs not made like they used to be but its all we can get.


    Have a great evening and God bless!!

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