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Refrigerator is freezing food and freezer is too warm

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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HI thanks for your question. try turning the thermostat to a lower, number. and clean all the coils at the back by the compressor. it might be all you have to do/ thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana BX20RW Refrigerator slightly warm freezer not freezing

Check the thermostat, to make sure that it is working properly. The theremostat is a long wire in the top of the freezer up near the fan. If that is bad it will not let your freezer cool correctly

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator is warm @ 60 degrees and the freezer

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator will not cool

pull freezer back panel. is fan moving, is there frost built up on coils if so then defrost problem

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: Amana bottom freezer - food is freezing in refrigerator

Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

heatman101

Posted on May 25, 2010

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