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Frost in freezer compartment

Amana bottom freezer.  frost build up blocking recirculation vents in back of freezing compartment. the freezer compartment is 0 degs the refrigerator compartment is too warm. the refridgerant fins were cloged with dust which i cleaned.

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    ice layer formed at rear of freezer compartment on an Amana Distinction model

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It is possible to get this build up in the return vents.  Check seals for any possiblilty of warm air getting into the fridge.  Warm air getting in will cause this.  For now use a hair dryer or some hot water to clear the vents.  Let me know what you find.  Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.

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  • _vid Sep 15, 2010

    We have an Amana French door bottom freezer having this same problem. We had moved the contents of the fridge to coolers and found this post. So we pulled the freezer baskets out, unplugged it and used the blowdryer trick. It worked great! My wife cleared the vents and I dried up all the water.
    Thansk!!!

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