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Re: removing grate cover to get to the coils so they can...
MOST GRATES JUST POP OFF,DEPENDING ON YOUR FRIG. MODEL,YOUR COILS ARE ON THE BACK BOTTON BESDIE THE COMP. OR RUN SIDE TO SIDE A LONG THE FRONT,YOU REALLY HAVE TO GET THE GRATE OFF AND LOOK UNDER TO SEE WHERE YOURS ARE,IT IS
IMPORTANT TO CLEAN THEM ONCE A YEAR-MIKE
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I would not recommend it, there should not be anything there that needs cleaning except the insulation and possibly condenser coils. Somerefrigeratorshave their condensercoilsbehind a removable grille in the front. If yours does, snap off or unscrew the grille and clean thecoils, as above. Step 3: Wipe down the wall, the back of therefrigerator, and the sides with a damp cotton cloth and a little dish soap. Then vacuum and clean the floor
Most likely the coils under the refrigerator need cleaning. Unplug the refrigerator and remove the front, vented cover below the door. With a vacuum cleaner and crevice tool clean the coils off. It may also help the clean off the door gasket and apply a very thin coat of Vaseline. (Don't forget to clean the refrigerator edge that makes contact with the gasket.)
From general experience (I'm 55) : Depends on where the heat transfer coils are; on the back or the bottom or both. If on the Back: should be cleaned with a brush & vacuum at least every 3-6 months. If on the bottom, about every 2-6 months. Bottom coils can usually be accessed from the front by opening the door/ removing drawers and pulling off an access cover. Bottom coils also usually have a Fan that can get clogged with dust/ mice(Yes! Mice.) that hurts the performance also. May have to pull it out and remove a back cover. For the rest, Check the condition of the door seals and replace any that are not completely closing. Keep the seal surfaces and the insides clean. Defrost regularly (every1 to 2 months) to prevent ice buildup. Some units also have interior fans, that are supposed to function when the unit is attemting to cool.
On some you can remove the vent at the bottom below the doors and can reach the coils with a long brush. On some you remove part of the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge so you can reach the coils.
You need to remove the back inner wall of the freezer compartment. The heater is actually only held to the evaporator coils with a couple of clips. be careful if pulling the evaporator coils out (to make life easier) that you do not kink the tubing. Also make sure that you install the new part in the same location as the old one, there is usually a groove at the bottom of the fins for the heater to fit into.
The "outside" coils that you are looking for on a refrigerator will be found either on the back, or in the case of your Amana, on the bottom - behind the toe space bezel. There are no coils on the back of the fridge.
The coils are usually thin, black grates that contain the refrigerant. Be careful not to damage them when cleaning. Open the freezer door (yours is a bottom freezer type) and simply grasp at the top of the bezel an gently pull away from the frame.
Use a narrow crevice vacuum tool attachment to pull the dust and debris from the coils. Use a flashlight to see beyond the very front. You may also wish to unplug the fridge so that you do not damage the fan if it is struck by the tool while running. You should vac the coils annually or more frequently if the fridge is in a dusty area - or there is a lot of pet hair collecting on the coils. Some fridges also have the fan hidden behind a removable panel on the at the bottom of the back side of the fridge. If cleaning fan blades - you must unplug the fridge before attempting. Vacuum any dirt and dust on visible coils seen near the fan.
there might be a leak in your condensor did you try cleaning your coils pull the grate off the bottom and clean coils ie vacuume or air compressors work the best blows everything off if that dont work try the reset button its in one of th corners on bottom turn with a screwdriver that might work
Thank willie for helping with one:
"Well, it looks like the pan is a seperate plastic pan and not the compressor mounting pan like some of the newer ones are.
It appears that you have to remove the condensor fan motor and mounting bracket then maybe the pan will left up and over the compressor, or maybe there is enough room to lift the pan up and out the front over the condensor coils"