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Amana side-by-side fridge freezer only cold at the bottom

11 year old fridge working fine until yesterday. Ice melted in ice maker then noticed top of both fridge and freezer not cold. Water from melted ice re-froze in bottom of freezer, so working there. Bottom of fridge also still cool. Cleaned front of condensor coils and noticed no heat coming from them. Fridge making noise as if working to a degree, but no cold being distributed.

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  • seafish5 Jan 30, 2009

    Yes it does seem to be running all the time. The evaporative cooling fan in the freezer is not running.There is no frost on the freezer wall. We pulled off the panel in front of the fan and coils and there is some frost (but not ice) on the coils in there. Not sure if the condenser fan is running but there is noise coming from under the fridge.

  • seafish5 Jan 30, 2009

    The condenser fan is running, just checked. Should the evaporative cooling fan be running all the time? What would cause it not to run?

  • seafish5 Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for the tip. We've checked the connections and all seem good. We are on an island in Australia and can't get people to come here to do service work hence our dilemma. Have talked to one refrigeration guy on the phone and he said it was probably something to do with the heater, which he said is linked somehow to the operation of the fan. What do you think?

  • seafish5 Feb 03, 2009

    Solved this and fixed it ourselves. Thanks for your comments. It was actually the evaporative fan motor, which we replaced and now working great!

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    is it running all the time?is the evap fan turning[in the frezer]is there a frost buildup on the back frezer wall?is the condenser fan motor running[underneath in the back?

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Yes the evap fan in the frezer should be running when the compressor is running[it may not for a minute or so as it starts up.Amana's are good for the connectors at the evap fan motor comming apart.the connectors are white and will look like its together but when you pull it will come apart.i would always cut the connector out and use a wire nut so wont happen again.if any other questions please email thru FixYa and i will be glad to help. God bless ,tom

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