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Amana Refrigerator SCD22JL

I have an Amana Refrigerator model SCD22JL. The evaporator fan will not run. I checked the fan motor by applying current using jumpers and the fan motor will run. I used a volt meter to check the power to the motor. I have 115 volts on the yellow wire but the Brown wire is an open circuit when I check it to ground with an Ohm Meter. I have narrowed it down to either the defrost thermostat or the defrost timer. Any thoughts?

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Re: Amana Refrigerator SCD22JL

Good trouble shooting TD, the evap fan runs through the defrost T-stat. Change it out and you should be set. Catriver.

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My bottom mount french door refrigerator, the upper part does not cold, it's warm

Sorry your having trouble so soon!
First thing you need to check is inside the freezer section.
The freezer fan, the fan is W10128551 and should be running
along with the main compressor. Since the freezer is working,
I would check the food on the top drawer or on the freezer door shelf.
They too might be soft..without the fan.
I would You tube 'evaporator fan motor replacement Amana bottom freezer model' Yes I know it say's Whirlpool, but your unit is really
a Amana designed unit. I would give this a difficulty of 3 out 5 wrenches.. Take your time..

John Wright

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Replacing your evaporator fan.

Have you noticed that when you open the freezer door that you hear a fan running? That's the evaporator fan. When that fan motor goes bad, you'll notice that "the freezer works mostly OK, but the refrigerator/beer section is warm".

Now, this tip is listed for a top freezer but the technique is basically the same for a side by side or even bottom freezer models. Matter of fact, this tip is for all domestic makes and models EXCEPT for Amana (when an Amana evap fan fails, it's generally NOT the failure of the fan motor... 98% of the time the problem is the defrost limiter).

Before you replace the motor, you'll obviously need a new one. Look inside the refrigerator compartment for a "data sticker". Copy the model number off of that (Kenmore's will be all digits and look something like this ***.1234567. Where "*" is a series of 3 digits. Follow this link to see what I mean) and then go online to the Sears parts website (it doesn't matter if you bought your fridge from Sears or not... this is a PARTS lookup only) and enter the model number. Then you can "filter" your search simply by typing "evaporator" (no quotes) into the filter box. Then you have the part number, cool Huh? Armed with this, you can call a local appliance parts retailer OR plug that part number into any search engine and go price shopping!


Now for the pictorial tutorial...





There ya go! Hope this helps.


on Apr 30, 2009 | Roper RT21AKXKQ Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Amana refrigerator SQD23VW

If the freezer is not freezing. I am guessing that the refrigerator is not cold also. Here is link to an Amana Refrigerator Not Freezing. You will need to narrow down parts that are working and are not working. I would first pull the refrigerator out to make sure that the compressor and the condenser fan are running(the condencer fan motor runs to cool the compressor down). This is a link to a GE refrigerator condenser fan motor problem. The compressor and condenser fan motor are in the same place. This can give an idea at least where it is at. Make sure that the evaporator fan motor in the freezer is running also. Make sure that the rear freezer wall is not iced over. This can be a defrost problem. See what a defrost problem is HERE. If your unit is sitting there with the lights on but you hear no noise from any fan motor or your compressor. Your unit may be in a defrost mode. Locate your defrost timer. It looks as tho it is either located in the front behind the kick plate or in the back by the compressor. Here is a link to your units diagrams or . Hope this helps a little. This is my Appliance repair Contact. You can get a hold of me at anytime.

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Refrigerator is not getting cold although the freezer appears to be working fine

can you hear the evaporator fan motor running in the freezer? this fan motor pushes the cold air from the freezer to the food section to keep it cold. you may have to replace the evap. fan motor. also, check for any kind of ice build up around the evap fan motor.

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Ammana Fridge-Evaporator Fan not working

Replace the defrost bimetal . On older Amanas' , the coil has to be cold , before the evaporator fan starts ( bimetal closes ) . This way , heat from the defrost cycle , will not be blown into the refrig section .

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My Amana Side-by_Side SXD26VL is not cooling. The

clean cond coil at back of unit.
check amp draw on the compressor wires.

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Refrigerator has a clicking sound and does not run

Replace the motherboard (part # WR55X10942) but be careful to check that the evaporator fan (inside the freezer) turns on when you power up the refrig again. A bad evaporator fan motor can take out the motherboard. If compressor starts with new board but not evap fan, unplug immeadiatelly and replace the evap fan motor to save new board.

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Amana refrigarator

Hi. The most common failure for this make refrigerator is a bad evaporator fan motor. You should feel air coming out of the diffuser in your freezer. If not, either the fan motor is bad or you have alot of frost build up on the evaporator. You would see alot of frost on the back wall of the freezer where the evaporator coil is located. If this is the case, most likely the defrost bimetal thermostat. But if no frost, the evaporator fan motor is most common and likely to be your problem. Also check and make sure your compressor is running. Compressor failure is common on this make refrigerator. Visit me on Ebay username: themackshack. Good luck! Mack

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Amana SCD22JL

It sounds as though you have a refigeration problem if there is no cold on the coil, however you hav sad that you have changed the sensor which would bring in the fan when cold enough. As far as airflow I have been doing this a while on American cabinets and never really consider airflow as a primary failure. If the fan is running and the vents are clear that is normally enough, these fans are not high powered and the cabinets have a large volume. What you could try is leaving the door open whilst observing the coil and see if it frosts right through the coil without the fan running. If it does then it should pull down to temp. Hope this helps, unfortunately without seeing things its hard to give a definitive answer.

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