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Freezer not cold enough fridge fine

My Amana side-by-side, model number arse67rbc, is not freezing. I took the panel inside the freezer off and the coils had a huge chunk of ice. I melted that and left the panel off for a day to watch it. The coils would get a little bit of ice on them and then defrost, which I think is the way it is supposed to work. However, after filling it with ice packs and some tubs of ice (to help it cool faster), everything is still melting. Any ideas? Do I need to replace the run capacitor? Thanks!!

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The issue is the defrost timer.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

  • Jennifer Jul 11, 2013

    I don't think it is the defrost timer since the coils were freezing up and then thawing for a day or two while I had the inside panel off. I could also hear water dripping and "sizzling" during the defrost cycle. I also don't know where the defrost timer is. I've looked everywhere and don't see it. Is it possible that this model doesn't have one and it is controlled by the motherboard?

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