First it would freeze up then defrost everything , we found that we had 25 ft of extra tubeing for the water coiled up behind the draws on the bottom of refrig, this would be frozen solid which would cause the defrostor to come on. So we uncoiled it and pulled it to the outside of the refrigerator. we now have it set next to defrost and it won't shut off everything is freezing again
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Re: refrigerator won't shut off
First of all, please recoil the tubing and put it back. exactly where it was. If you do not, when we figure out the real reason for your unit to keep running and make the repair, you will not have any cold water at your fountain dispenser. That chills the water so when you want a glass of cold water, it supplies the cold water that is laying in the tubing first. Next, set both adjustment controls to their middle settings and then in the fresh food section, al the way at the rear of the ceiling, you will see louvered vents. I want you to use duct tape and cover 2/3 of the vents and wait 24 hours for everything to stablize. After this period of time, let me know how things are now and I will instruct further, if needed.
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When a refrigerator slows down ice production it is usually the result of poor air-flow through the evaporator coils. The poor air-flow is due to ice build up on the evaporator coils. The ice build up happens because the unit is not defrosting properly or the evaporator fan is not running at full speed.
To answer your question "Can an Ice-maker tube freeze?" Yes, they can and do freeze but when they do freeze that is caused by a defective inlet water valve that is leaking water by when it is supposed to be shut off. It can freeze if some one set the temp control to MAX cold. Additionally when they do freeze and the Ice-maker cycles the plastic hose on the back of the unit pops out of the ice maker tube and each cycle starts porting ice maker fill water on the floor.
This may sound odd.. but. Perform a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so do not leave it unattended) The return the unit to normal service and after 8 hours start watching the amount of ice produced. (Should be normal for 2 days!) If after 2 days the ice production slows again you have an automatic defrosting problem that is causing the ice build up on the evaporator coils.
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unplug unit, remove back panel inside freezer and manually defrost with hair dryer, sounds like you have a defrost problem, check defrost thermostat, defrost heater or defrost timer, defrosting with hair dryer will fix until it freezes up again
Amana refrig have 2 main problems . 1 is the defrost bimetal ( 1" cylinder at the top right on the freezer coils with 2 wires ) and the other is a refrigerant leak where the copper tubing joins the aluminum tubing at the freezer coils ( evaporator coils ) . If your freezer fan is not working and you have frost on the freezer coils then replace the bimetal as this also controls the defrost heater ( defrost thermostat ) . If you have no frost on the coils ( for both checks , you will have to remove the inside rear freezer panel , maybe 12 screws ) , then a refrigerant leak has happened and the best solution would be to replace the refrig .
There is supposed to be a defrost element that goes through the first part of the drain, it may have been pulled out or it may be malfunctioning. After the evaporator defrost cycle the water should drain through the drain tube, since it's frozen up the water just accumulates in the fridge.
If you take off the inside panel that covers the evaporator coils (the coils that freeze up) you should be able to see the evaporator defrost element and the drain defrost element. Inspect the drain defrost element to see if it's in the drain tube like it should be or if it needs to be replaced.
Most likely the defrost heater is burned out below the evaporator coil. It will be easy to spot because on the profile the defrost heater has a glass tube covering the element inside. You will need to defrost first before you will be able to see anything. If you replace the defrost heater also replace the defrost thermostat, Thanks, Sea breeze
Hi. thanks for the question . The first thing i would do is clear the drain tube .that could be why the freezer ices up .too much moisture Clean the drain, And the coils at the back. thanks the appliance doc
a quick fix I found is to hang a peice of copper wire from the defroster bar in the freezer and let it hang into the drain tube when the defroster bar gets hot it heats the copper to prevent the freezing,but the thing you should do is check the resistance with an ohm meter across the defroster bar,if its ok its the defroster assembly located in the fridge