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Refrigerator not cooling. how to check resistance through heater coil on amana refrigerator

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Inside your refrigerator fresh food compartment and behind the control panel is a Adaptive Defrost Board this could be the problem or the start relay and start capacitor located on the compressor. I would unplug and examine the defrost board first to see if it looks abnormal. Second I would replace the parts mentioned at the compressor if the Adaptive Defrost Board looks ok. Below is a link that you enter your model number in the model parts search feature. The part number for the Adaptive Defrost is 611005988
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Posted on May 28, 2009

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Posted on May 26, 2011

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Check and see if the freezer coils are blocked with ice. If not you may have a refrigerant problem as you stated the coils were dirty. The new refrigerants when hot tend to clog the capillary tube which feeds the refrigerant to the evaporator (freezer coils)

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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Board adapter defrost sounds like it is bad? hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 05, 2011

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SOURCE: Refrigerator on my side by side Amana not cooling

check to see if you have a the fan running in the freezer, if not replace fan. if fan is running do you frost on the back wall of freezer, if so defrost by opening door for 3 to 4 hrs. turn back on and if frost returns in 3 to 4 days call for service

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Check for a failed evaporator (cooling coil) fan motor or iced up evaporator due to a failure in the defrost timer, thermostat, or heater.

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My Amana refrigerator just stopped cooling the lights work there is air blowing but not cool...what can I do?


Hello,
The answer to these questions lies in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.
The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons The fan or blower has failed. The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.
The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again. The second reason can be more difficult. 1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective. 2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working
Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good. The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device. If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.
For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it's own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.
So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things. The fan or blower The timer device The electric heater coil By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.


Good luck in solving the problem....

Aug 07, 2011 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

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Doesnt cool corectly


Hi,

The answer to these questions lies in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.

The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons
The fan or blower has failed.
The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.

The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.
1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it's own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.

So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
The fan or blower
The timer device
The electric heater coil
By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.

Hope this help out in solving the problem...

Jul 07, 2011 | Amana Refrigerators

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Fridge is not cold


Hello,

The answer to these questions lies in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.

The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons
The fan or blower has failed.
The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.

The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.
1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it's own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.

So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
The fan or blower
The timer device
The electric heater coil
By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.

May 08, 2011 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

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Freezer works, refrigerator is warm. What do I need to do


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The answer to these questions lies in the way the freezer/fridge combo works. The freezer is where the cooling coils are located. Then air is moved over the coils and circulated through the fridge side by a small blower or fan. The problem arises when the air is not circulated for some reason.

The reasons the air is not moving is usually two reasons

  1. The fan or blower has failed.
  2. The coil is covered over with ice and blocks the air flow.


The first reason is pretty simple to fix, you simply replace the air circulator and things are good again.
The second reason can be more difficult.
1. The timing device that runs the defrost cycle of the refrigerator is defective.
2. The heater coil that melts the water is shorted or not working

Usually the first thing to check is the heater coil. If there is resistance through the coil then most likely it is still good.
The timing device can be an advanced defrost control board or a mechanical timing device.
If the heater coil checks out to be good then the problem should be the timer.

For most situations, unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it's own will get you going temporarily, till parts can be shipped to you. That will melt the ice and give you a few days or a couple of weeks till it ices up to the point where it will not work again.

So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.

  1. The fan or blower
  2. The timer device
  3. The electric heater coil

By methodically checking these parts you can isolate your problem and fix it.

Take care.

Oct 23, 2010 | Amana AFD2535DES French Door Refrigerator

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For the 4th time, our fridge is not cooling. We pull off the back panel in the freezer and thoroughly thaw the freezer but didn't help 2 weeks ago when we did that for the 3rd time.


The most likely cause is a bad defrost heater. (the part at the very bottom of the cooling coils with electric wires going to it. You should ohm check the heater. If there is high or infinite resistance, replace the heater. If there is low resistance across the heater, it is good, so replace the thermister instead. (about an inch and a half long white pencil shapped item with two white wires protruding from it located at the very top of the cooling coils)

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AMANA SIDE BY SIDE, INOP, FREEZER COILS ICE, FAN INOP IN FREEZER. REPLACED THERMOSTAT, DEFROST TIMER AND FAN, STILL INOP. HEATER WORKS AND HAS 32 OHMS.


Check the BLUE wire from the temp control to the ORANGE wire of the defrost timer for continuity. That is the complete fan circuit. You should read the resistance of the Evap fan motor. If you do not read resistance suspect the pins of the evap fan motor connector or... the Unbilical harness from near the evap to the icemaker and the evap fan. The connector pins of the Evap fan motor connector (Freezer connector) are notorious for failing.

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Where do I locate the defrost heater 12049801 in an amana ARSE66MB side by side refrigerator?


Good day,
The main heater is a double loop calrod unit mounted to the bottom of the cooling coil located behind the rear panel in the freezer panel.
You can access it by removing the rear panel and if necessary melting any ice or frost built up.
It should be noted it fails rarly, so you should check it with an ohm meter before replacing it.
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